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Drone Swarm 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 11th Sep 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Drone Swarm, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Drone Swarm really well, and for the best possible price today? We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on the best graphics possible, running 1440p as the native screen size. 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.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Strategy genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Drone Swarm would have been built on PC hardware from 2020 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Drone Swarm PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$99.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Drone Swarm PC Build Total Price $940.62
Rig
23
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $320.54, was previously $1,261.16.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Drone Swarm PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Drone Swarm at 1440p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 560 2GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1440p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 560 2GB is $99.99 on 28th Nov 2019. Todays price is $99.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $99.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right Drone Swarm 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 560 2GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $199.99. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 28th Nov 2019. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $59.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Drone Swarm 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 Drone Swarm 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. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Drone Swarm

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 38 FPS at Ultra settings for Drone Swarm, while running on a 1440p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 53 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Drone Swarm
Radeon RX 560 2GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Drone Swarm would return 23 FPS on 4k at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 32 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Drone Swarm performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. To begin we see that Star Citizen is expected to achieve 38FPS on Ultra and 53FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Dying Light 2 we would find 38FPS on Ultra raising to 53FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 38 FPS on Ultra and 53 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Drone Swarm

The , Strategy genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

An Alternative Drone Swarm Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 1% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 560 2GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $149.99.