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Forza Horizon 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Jul 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Forza Horizon 5, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Forza Horizon 5 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. 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 Forza Horizon 5 build.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Forza Horizon 5 falls into the Racing genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2021 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Forza Horizon 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.48
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$57.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$34.99
Forza Horizon 5 PC Build Total Price $1,140.82
Rig
6.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.37, was previously $1,141.19.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Horizon 5 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Forza Horizon 5 needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Forza Horizon 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Forza Horizon 5 well at this resolution. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $158.48. A low end price for this CPU would be $59, which we saw it priced at on 27th May 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $49.46 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Horizon 5 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Forza Horizon 5, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is well priced at $52.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Forza Horizon 5

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Forza Horizon 5 we expect to see about a 92 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 66 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Forza Horizon 5
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Forza Horizon 5 would return 50 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 70 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Forza Horizon 5 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Resident Evil 8, Battlefield 2042 and Battlefield 6. Starting with Resident Evil 8 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 28FPS on Ultra and 39FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Battlefield 2042 likely to achieve 43FPS on Ultra and 54FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Battlefield 6 at Ultra setting we can expect 43 FPS, raising to 54 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Forza Horizon 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $219.99 at the moment.