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Project Winter 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Project Winter then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with the highest ultra graphics, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Project Winter is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Action, Adventure, Casual genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Project Winter PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Project Winter PC Build Total Price $1,024.63
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $214.71, was previously $1,239.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Project Winter PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Project Winter at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right Project Winter 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Project Winter 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 $200. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $161.03, which was on 1st Dec 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Project Winter At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Project Winter built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Project Winter

Now on to the frame rates for our Project Winter running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 99 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 71 FPS.

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 54 FPS on Ultra or 76 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Project Winter PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Forza Horizon 5, Star Citizen and FIFA 22. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Star Citizen likely to achieve 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when reduced to High. Finally with FIFA 22 at Ultra setting we can expect 71 FPS, raising to 99 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Project Winter Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It has a 7% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $899.98.