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Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views, Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife - using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles.
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Far Cry 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Far Cry 4 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Far Cry 4 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with top tier graphics options selected, while running on 1080p screen res. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Far Cry 4 listed on the page.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Action, Shooter genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2014 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Far Cry 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Far Cry 4 PC Build Total Price $1,204.44
Rig
4.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $7.11, was previously $1,211.55.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry 4 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Far Cry 4 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 on 28th Dec 2019.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 2GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2400G processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $149.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 3rd Dec 2019, which had it marked up at $118.98.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 25th Jun 2020 at $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry 4 At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Far Cry 4 PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $30.99, 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. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 4

This computer setup should be looking at getting 60 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Far Cry 4. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 83 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry 4
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 45 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 64 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Far Cry 4 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, FIFA 21 and Genshin Impact so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 30 and at High settings an FPS of 42 frames. In comparison FIFA 21 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 164, improving to 200+ FPS on High settings. Lastly Genshin Impact will see an Ultra FPS of around 51 which improves to a 71 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 4

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

Far Cry 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Action, Shooter, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

An Alternative Far Cry 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.