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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Jan 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with the highest ultra graphics, running 1080p as the native 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 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered build.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Sim, Arcade, Sport, Racing genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered would have been built on PC hardware from around 2020 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$129.40
Graphics Card
$99.88
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
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
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered PC Build Total Price $1,036.63
Rig
2.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.59, was previously $1,037.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 550X 4GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks. With a price of $99.88 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 2GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 4 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 550X 4GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $129.4. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

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. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $32.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. The cheapest system memory price for Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $29.49, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 80 FPS on High settings in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 57.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 43 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 61 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Watch Dogs Legion. Starting with Assassins Creed: Valhalla we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 14FPS on Ultra and 21FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War likely to achieve 23FPS on Ultra and 32FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Watch Dogs Legion at Ultra setting we can expect 11 FPS, raising to 16 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is placed at 118% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $239.99.