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Icarus 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Dec 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Icarus on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Icarus We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at top end graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Icarus we can see that it is in the , Action, Sim, Adventure genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2021. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Icarus PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$3,146.99
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
Icarus PC Build Total Price $4,055.62
Rig
100
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Icarus PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Icarus in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce RTX 3090, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $3146.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 3090 has 24GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Icarus 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Icarus experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $329.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz was $89, which we spotted on 7th Jul 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Icarus build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Icarus At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Icarus built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 3090 and Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Icarus

This computer setup should be looking at getting 67 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Icarus. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 93 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Icarus would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 51 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 71 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Icarus PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Resident Evil 8 should get 67 when run on Ultra and this raises to 93 FPS on High. The popular Grand Theft Auto VI gets a return of 67 FPS on Ultra and then up to 93 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Star Citizen, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 67 FPS run at Ultra and 93 frames on High.

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An Alternative Icarus Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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 6900 XT 16GB instead, which comes with a 8% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce RTX 3090, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $2199.99 at the moment.