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Hobo: Tough Life 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 Hobo: Tough Life, 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 Hobo: Tough Life really well, and for the best possible price today? Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at the highest graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Hobo: Tough Life represent good value for money.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Hobo: Tough Life is a title which sits in the , RPG, Sim genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2021 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Hobo: Tough Life PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Hobo: Tough Life PC Build Total Price $939.13
Rig
7.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $220.04, was previously $1,159.17.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Hobo: Tough Life PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Hobo: Tough Life at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $14.01 over the last two weeks. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019. With a price of $164.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Hobo: Tough Life 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 Hobo: Tough Life build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $157.5 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 27th May 2020, which had it marked up at $59.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Hobo: Tough Life At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Hobo: Tough Life

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 112 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 80 at 1080p.

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Hobo: Tough Life
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Hobo: Tough Life would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 61 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 85 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Hobo: Tough Life 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 Grand Theft Auto VI will get 80FPS on Ultra settings raising to 112FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Battlefield 2042 returns 80FPS on Ultra and 112FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Dying Light 2 may see 80 FPS running at Ultra, and 112 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Hobo: Tough Life Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It has a 4% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $219.99.