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Century: Age of Ashes 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Century: Age of Ashes, 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 Century: Age of Ashes really well, and for the best possible price today? Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game on ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Today we find Century: Age of Ashes is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Online, 3rd Person, Free-to-play game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2021 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period. Another consideration is that this game was built on the Unreal Engine.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Century: Age of Ashes PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Century: Age of Ashes PC Build Total Price $1,103.62
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $216.97, was previously $1,320.59.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Century: Age of Ashes PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Century: Age of Ashes at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Century: Age of Ashes. 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. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Century: Age of Ashes at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Century: Age of Ashes 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Century: Age of Ashes build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

With a price tag today of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Century: Age of Ashes PC. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Century: Age of Ashes At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Century: Age of Ashes system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p 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 help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Century: Age of Ashes

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Century: Age of Ashes we expect to see about a 99 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 71 at 1080p.

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Century: Age of Ashes
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Upping the screen size to 1440p for Century: Age of Ashes using this build would return 76 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 54 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Century: Age of Ashes PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Dying Light 2, Back 4 Blood and Forza Horizon 5. Starting with Dying Light 2 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Back 4 Blood likely to achieve 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Forza Horizon 5 at Ultra setting we can expect 71 FPS, raising to 99 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Century: Age of Ashes

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Century: Age of Ashes because it falls into the , Online, 3rd Person, Free-to-play genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Century: Age of Ashes 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 Century: Age of Ashes Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB video card, currently priced at $899.98. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.