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Serious Sam 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Serious Sam 4 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Serious Sam 4. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates on ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 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.

This title falls in the , Shooter, Action genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2020 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Serious Sam 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$529.99
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
Serious Sam 4 PC Build Total Price $1,549.74
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $235.12, was previously $1,784.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Serious Sam 4 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Serious Sam 4 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $529.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $99.96, further supporting our selection in this hardware. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 18th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $529.99.

This build will need to have at least 8GB 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 Serious Sam 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $329.99. You can get this processor for $89, which we saw it at that price on 7th Jul 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Serious Sam 4 build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Serious Sam 4 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Serious Sam 4 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Serious Sam 4

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 61 FPS in Serious Sam 4 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Serious Sam 4
GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Serious Sam 4 using this build would return 65 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 47 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Serious Sam 4 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Far Cry 6 will get 61 on Ultra and 85 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB. Whereas on Battlefield 2042 we see a return of 61 FPS on Ultra and 85 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Days Gone, which is 61 FPS run at Ultra and 85 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Serious Sam 4

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Serious Sam 4 because it falls into the , Shooter, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Serious Sam 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the , Shooter, Action genre type that Serious Sam 4 sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Serious Sam 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 8% worse performance variation to the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $397.99.