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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Jan 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Far Cry 4? 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 Far Cry 4 might put on the gaming PC. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Shooter genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2014 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Far Cry 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$65.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Far Cry 4 PC Build Total Price $1,287.86
Rig
4.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.04, was previously $1,287.82.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Far Cry 4 PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Far Cry 4 at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Far Cry 4. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 2GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 6 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 4 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 5 2400G, which is priced right now at $149.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $118.98, which was on 3rd Dec 2019.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Far Cry 4 experience for the best price point at 1440p.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $54.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Far Cry 4 build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A low price point for this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was spotted on 2nd Feb 2020, where we saw it at $29.49.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 4

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Far Cry 4 we expect to see about a 106 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 76 at 1440p.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry 4
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1440p 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 4k Far Cry 4 we would expect 63 FPS at High and a drop to 45 when run at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Far Cry 4 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1440p. Far Cry 6 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 28 and a High setting FPS of 40 frames. FIFA 21 expects Ultra FPS around 133 which will improve to 183 FPS for High settings. Watch Dogs Legion is expected to be around 33 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 46 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 4

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Action, Shooter 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 Far Cry 4.

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 1440p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It is placed at 7% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Far Cry 4 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $962.99.