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Fallout 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Fallout 4 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Fallout 4. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. 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 Fallout 4 build.

Today we find Fallout 4 is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , RPG, Action, Adventure game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2015 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Fallout 4 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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Fallout 4 PC Build Total Price $949.50
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,159.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Fallout 4 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Fallout 4 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Fallout 4 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. 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.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 3GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Fallout 4 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Fallout 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $167.87. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 16th Mar 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard has a cost today of $72.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Fallout 4 build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Fallout 4 At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Fallout 4 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. 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 Fallout 4

With this current build we expect to see a return of 60 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Fallout 4. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 83 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Fallout 4
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Fallout 4 we would expect 64 FPS at High and a drop to 45 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Fallout 4 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Days Gone is expected to return 60 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 83 frames per second on High. Battlefield 2042 would return 60 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 83 FPS at High settings. With Star Citizen we expect 60 FPS running at Ultra settings and 83 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Fallout 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 4% better performance difference GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Fallout 4. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $219.99 today.