Zero Hour 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Zero Hour, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Zero Hour and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS on the best graphics possible, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Zero Hour is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Strategy, Action, Sim genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 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 1440p Price to Performance Zero Hour PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
Razer Ornata Chroma
Cooler Master MM710
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
Zero Hour PC Build Total Price $1,086.09
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $309.24, was previously $1,395.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Zero Hour PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Zero Hour at 1440p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $175.45 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 5th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $123.99.

Selecting The Right Zero Hour 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Zero Hour well at this resolution. The Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz is currently priced at a competitive $264. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $209.99, which we noticed it on 2nd Dec 2020.

With a price tag today of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Zero Hour PC. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

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

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Zero Hour 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 Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB and Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1440p 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 1440p Ultra Settings on Zero Hour

Our PC build can run Zero Hour at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1440p FPS of 59 and we would expect an average of 42 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB, Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Zero Hour
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 4k for Zero Hour using this build would return 35 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 25 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Zero Hour 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 1440p we are likely to see 42FPS on Ultra and 59FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Star Citizen likely to achieve 42FPS on Ultra and 59FPS when reduced to High. Finally with FIFA 22 at Ultra setting we can expect 42 FPS, raising to 59 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Zero Hour

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Zero Hour Graphics Card Option for 1440p

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 2050 Ti 4GB. It has a 8% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $139.99.