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The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on ultra graphics settings, and a 1080p screen resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes listed on the page.

This title falls in the , Adventure, Co-op 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 2021 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 The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$397.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes PC Build Total Price $1,211.74
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $206.13, was previously $1,417.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $397.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 6th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $376.05. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is a great match for The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $9.91, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

Our graphics card will need 8GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 2600. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $185.99 and really works well with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $59.9, which we noticed it on 7th Jul 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $42.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. 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 The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes at around 61 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 85 FPS at high graphics.

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 65 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Dying Light 2, Forza Horizon 5 and Star Citizen. Starting with Dying Light 2 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Forza Horizon 5 likely to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Star Citizen at Ultra setting we can expect 61 FPS, raising to 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, , Adventure, Co-op, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Logitech G635 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB instead, which comes with a 4% worse performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $379.99 at the moment.