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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following , Shooter, RPG, Action genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2021 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is sat in 1 position in our most demanding games list right now. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Build Total Price $1,417.74
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.13, was previously $1,647.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is $376.05 recorded at 6th Dec 2019. Todays price of $397.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our graphics card will need 4GB 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 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $329.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $89, which was 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 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mass Effect: Legendary Edition At The Right Price

Our Mass Effect: Legendary Edition built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Our PC build can run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at 1440p would be pulling in about 65 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 47 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Dying Light 2 should get 61 when run on Ultra and this raises to 85 FPS on High. The popular Star Citizen gets a return of 61 FPS on Ultra and then up to 85 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 22, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 61 FPS run at Ultra and 85 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

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.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Logitech G635 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 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 RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB. It is placed at 4% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Mass Effect: Legendary Edition frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $379.99.