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Fallout 4 is a sci-fi 1st or 3rd person open world adventure set around Boston. You are the sole survivor of Vault 111, roaming a world bereft of nuclear war
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Fallout 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Nov 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Fallout 4 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 Fallout 4 In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at top end graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

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 Fallout 4 we can see that it is in the RPG, Action, 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 2015. 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding 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 Fallout 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$148.40
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
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
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Fallout 4 PC Build Total Price $1,150.62
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.91, was previously $1,149.71.

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

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Fallout 4 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $164.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Our graphics card will need 3GB 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 Fallout 4 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 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. 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 $148.4. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 16th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $119.99.

And with the motherboard costing $49.46 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

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

One of the more significant hardware components in this Fallout 4 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Fallout 4

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 83 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 60 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Fallout 4
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Fallout 4 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 45 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 64 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Fallout 4 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Godfall, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and eFootball PES 2021. Starting with Godfall we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 22FPS on Ultra and 31FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Assassins Creed: Valhalla likely to achieve 18FPS on Ultra and 25FPS when reduced to High. Finally with eFootball PES 2021 at Ultra setting we can expect 103 FPS, raising to 144 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Fallout 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB video card, currently priced at $219.99. This option has a performance of 4% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.