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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might put on the gaming PC. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

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. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a title which sits in the , Shooter, Action, Stealth 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Build Total Price $963.62
Rig
2.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.60, was previously $1,157.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 560 2GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $99.99 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 Nov 2019, which had it priced at $99.99. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $99.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 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. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain build for a good reason. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 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. 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

With this current build we expect to see a return of 62 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 86 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Radeon RX 560 2GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 66 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 560 2GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Star Citizen is expected to return 62 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 86 frames per second on High. Grand Theft Auto VI would return 62 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 86 FPS at High settings. With Dying Light 2 we expect 62 FPS running at Ultra settings and 86 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action, Stealth 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.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

A game like this almost demands that you enjoy its accompanying audio. So we increased the range of quality headsets that we looked at for our PC Builds sound delivery solution. We have still chosen the best valued headset in this range, but it will deliver some clear gaming audio and is a comfortable headset to boot. We have paired this build with the Logitech G635 7.1. We felt it fit the build nicely without breaking the bank. But there are other options above in our curated headsets list, just press the associated button in our PC build component table above for some of our other best priced components.

An Alternative Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 1% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $149.99 today.