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Borderlands 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Borderlands 3 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 Borderlands 3 And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on the best graphics possible, using 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build 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. Borderlands 3 is a title which sits in the , Shooter, Action, 1st Person 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 2019 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 Borderlands 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Borderlands 3 PC Build Total Price $1,129.74
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.13, was previously $1,359.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Borderlands 3 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Borderlands 3 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Borderlands 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $199.99. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 28th Nov 2019.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. This motherboard was priced at $51.88, which we saw on 18th Feb 2021. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Borderlands 3 At The Right Price

The Borderlands 3 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Borderlands 3

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Borderlands 3 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Borderlands 3
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Borderlands 3 using this build would return 67 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 48 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Borderlands 3 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. FIFA 22 will get 63 on Ultra and 88 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Whereas on Far Cry 6 we see a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and 88 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Days Gone, which is 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Borderlands 3

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Shooter, Action, 1st Person genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Borderlands 3.

Borderlands 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the , Shooter, Action, 1st Person genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Borderlands 3 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Logitech G635 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Borderlands 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $899.98.