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Black Book 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Black Book on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Black Book experience. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with ultra settings selected, while running on 1440p screen res. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Today we find Black Book is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Strategy, RPG, Adventure game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2021 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Black Book PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Black Book PC Build Total Price $1,005.62
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $382.35, was previously $1,387.97.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Black Book PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Black Book at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $164.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Black Book. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

Selecting The Right Black Book 1440p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $199.99 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 7th Jul 2020 where we saw it for $56.98.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Black Book At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Black Book build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1440p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Black Book

Our PC build can run Black Book at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1440p FPS of 68 and we would expect an average of 48 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 4k for Black Book using this build would return 40 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 29 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1440p. Dying Light 2 should get 48 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 68 frames at High settings. Forza Horizon 5 can get an Ultra FPS of 48 FPS and increases to 68 FPS for High. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 48 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 68 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Black Book

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Strategy, RPG, Adventure genre type that Black Book sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

An Alternative Black Book Graphics Card Option for 1440p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 4% better performance difference GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Black Book. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $219.99 today.