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Far Cry 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Far Cry 4 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Far Cry 4 experience. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, and 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.

Today we find Far Cry 4 is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Shooter, Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2014 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

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

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Far Cry 4 PC Build Total Price $1,004.74
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $210.13, was previously $1,214.87.

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

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Far Cry 4 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $164.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.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. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

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

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Far Cry 4 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2400G, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $149.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 3rd Dec 2019 where we saw it for $118.98.

At $59.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Far Cry 4 PC build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 18th Feb 2021 at $51.88.

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

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Far Cry 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 Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and Ryzen 5 2400G selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

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

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Far Cry 4 we expect to see about a 83 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 60 at 1080p.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Far Cry 4 we would expect 64 FPS at High and a drop to 45 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Far Cry 4 runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Days Gone we see this pc build is likely to get 60FPS on Ultra and 83FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Star Citizen to return 60FPS on Ultra and 83FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Forza Horizon 5, which is 60 FPS running at Ultra, and 83 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 4

With the increased demands this game’s genre, , Shooter, Action, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Far Cry 4 PC build.

Far Cry 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the , Shooter, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Far Cry 4 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 Far Cry 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $219.99 at the moment.