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Thief 2014 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Thief 4 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Thief 2014 We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate 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.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Thief 2014. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Shooter, Strategy, Stealth genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Thief 2014 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2014 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Thief 2014 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$193.74
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
Thief 2014 PC Build Total Price $983.38
Rig
1.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $212.85, was previously $1,196.23.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Thief 2014 PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Thief 2014 at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 550X 4GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Todays price is $99.88 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks.

0.512GB of VRAM is needed by Thief 2014. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 550X 4GB comes with 4GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Thief 2014 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 3 3200G processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 550X 4GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $193.74. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $83.59, which we noticed it on 17th Jun 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays Thief 2014 build for a good reason. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Thief 2014 At The Right Price

Our Thief 2014 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 3 3200G and Radeon RX 550X 4GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. 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 Thief 2014

Our PC build can run Thief 2014 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 88 and we would expect an average of 63 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 550X 4GB, Ryzen 3 3200G combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Thief 2014 runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Resident Evil 8 we see this pc build is likely to get 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Forza Horizon 5 to return 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 63 FPS running at Ultra, and 88 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Thief 2014

The , Shooter, Strategy, Stealth genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Thief 2014 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, , Shooter, Strategy, Stealth, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Logitech G635 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative Thief 2014 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB graphics card has a 118% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $239.99.