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F1 2021 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play F1 2021 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for F1 2021 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with ultra graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

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. F1 2021 is a title which sits in the , Sim, Sport, Racing 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 F1 2021 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
F1 2021 PC Build Total Price $1,086.77
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,333.02.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2021 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 F1 2021 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 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $10.62, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $297.52. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Our graphics card will need 6GB 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 F1 2021 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz 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 $199.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 7th Jul 2020 where we saw it for $56.98.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For F1 2021 At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the F1 2021 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. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2021

This computer setup should be looking at getting 70 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in F1 2021. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 97 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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F1 2021
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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run F1 2021 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 74 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 53.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this F1 2021 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Battlefield 2042 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 70 and a High setting FPS of 97 frames. Star Citizen expects Ultra FPS around 70 which will improve to 97 FPS for High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 70 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 97 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative F1 2021 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 RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.