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Ultimate Summer 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Ultimate Summer, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Ultimate Summer and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at the highest graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1440p 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 Ultimate Summer build.

Ultimate Summer is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Action, Adventure, Casual genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2021 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Ultimate Summer PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Ultimate Summer PC Build Total Price $982.13
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $287.90, was previously $1,270.03.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Ultimate Summer PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $239.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Ultimate Summer at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks.

Selecting The Right Ultimate Summer 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Ultimate Summer and balances nicely with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $157.5. You can get this processor for $59, which we saw it at that price on 27th May 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $72.99 ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. This motherboard was priced at $59.99, which we saw on 4th Apr 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ultimate Summer At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Ultimate Summer system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1440p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Ultimate Summer

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 54 FPS in Ultimate Summer at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 76 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Ultimate Summer
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 32 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 45 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Ultimate Summer PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and this setup will run on 1440p. Forza Horizon 5 is expected to return 54 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 76 frames per second on High. FIFA 22 would return 54 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 76 FPS at High settings. With Days Gone we expect 54 FPS running at Ultra settings and 76 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Ultimate Summer Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB instead, which comes with a 7% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $899.98 at the moment.