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Just Cause 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Just Cause 3? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Just Cause 3 might put on the gaming PC. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Just Cause 3. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

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. Just Cause 3 is a title which sits in the , Shooter, Action, Adventure 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 2015 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 Just Cause 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
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
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Just Cause 3 PC Build Total Price $1,028.62
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $198.59, was previously $1,227.21.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Just Cause 3 PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Just Cause 3 at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019. Todays price is $164.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

This build will need to have at least 3GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Just Cause 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $167.87. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Just Cause 3 PC build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Just Cause 3 At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Just Cause 3 PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Just Cause 3

Our PC build can run Just Cause 3 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 89 and we would expect an average of 64 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Just Cause 3 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 68 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Just Cause 3 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 FIFA 22 will get 64FPS on Ultra settings raising to 89FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Far Cry 6 returns 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Days Gone may see 64 FPS running at Ultra, and 89 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Just Cause 3

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Just Cause 3 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action, Adventure genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Just Cause 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Just Cause 3 is a , Shooter, Action, Adventure genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Logitech G635 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Just Cause 3 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.