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Zero Hour 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 20th 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 Zero Hour on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Zero Hour experience. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on the best graphics possible, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Zero Hour build.

This title falls in the , Strategy, Action, Sim 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 2020 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 sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. 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 Zero Hour PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$264.00
Graphics Card
$175.45
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Zero Hour PC Build Total Price $1,086.09
Rig
3.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $240.70, was previously $1,326.79.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Zero Hour PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Zero Hour at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $175.45 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 5th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $123.99.

Selecting The Right Zero Hour 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz, which is priced right now at $264. A low end price for this CPU would be $209.99, which we saw it priced at on 2nd Dec 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Zero Hour experience for the best price point at 1080p.

And with the motherboard costing $72.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Zero Hour At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Zero Hour PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Zero Hour

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 77 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 55 at 1080p.

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Zero Hour
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 42 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 59 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Zero Hour performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Forza Horizon 5 is expected to achieve 55FPS on Ultra and 77FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Star Citizen we would find 55FPS on Ultra raising to 77FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 55 FPS on Ultra and 77 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Zero Hour

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the , Strategy, Action, Sim game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative Zero Hour Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 8% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Zero Hour. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $139.99 today.