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The long awaited finale to the epic engulfing a continent comes to a head in the final chapter of the Trails of Cold Steel saga!
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 11th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with the highest ultra graphics, using 1080p monitor resolution. 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.

This title falls in the RPG genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 0000 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$109.99
Graphics Card
$99.88
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$48.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV PC Build Total Price $1,063.10
Rig
2.2
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This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.42, was previously $1,065.52.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $99.88. . This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks.

Selecting The Right The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $109.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 4th Nov 2020 priced at $89.99.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. It is currently priced at $48.99. 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 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 67 FPS in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 93 FPS for High graphics settings.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 51 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 71 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 3FPS on Ultra settings raising to 4FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Genshin Impact returns 12FPS on Ultra and 16FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 may see 6 FPS running at Ultra, and 8 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It has a 118% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 550X 4GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $239.99.