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Prey 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Prey 2 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Prey 2 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

This title falls in the , Shooter, RPG 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 2023 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 Prey 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Prey 2 PC Build Total Price $1,203.90
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $198.59, was previously $1,402.49.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Prey 2 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Prey 2 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 Sapphire 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $308.14. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $297.52. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is a great match for Prey 2 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 $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

4GB of VRAM is needed by Prey 2. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Prey 2 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 ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. The Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $200. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $161.03, which was on 1st Dec 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Prey 2 At The Right Price

The Prey 2 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Prey 2

Now on to the frame rates for our Prey 2 running on Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 97 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 70 FPS.

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Prey 2 would return 53 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 74 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Prey 2 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Battlefield 2042 will get 70FPS on Ultra settings raising to 97FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Far Cry 6 returns 70FPS on Ultra and 97FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Grand Theft Auto VI may see 70 FPS running at Ultra, and 97 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Prey 2

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like Prey 2 that has , Shooter, RPG genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

Prey 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, , Shooter, RPG, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Logitech G635 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

An Alternative Prey 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $299.99.