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Wreckfest 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Wreckfest 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 Next Car Game. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with top tier graphics options selected, running 1080p as the native screen size. 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 Wreckfest. 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 , Sim, Racing 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 Wreckfest would have been built on PC hardware from around 2018 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 Wreckfest PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Wreckfest PC Build Total Price $943.62
Rig
72
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $236.24, was previously $1,179.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Wreckfest PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Wreckfest at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $159. Todays price of $164.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Wreckfest needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Wreckfest 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Wreckfest well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $199.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 7th Jul 2020, which had it marked up at $56.98.

At $59.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Wreckfest PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $51.88, which was recorded at 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Wreckfest 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Wreckfest

With this current build we expect to see a return of 80 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Wreckfest. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 112 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Wreckfest
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Next Car Game at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 85 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 61.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Next Car Game 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 1080p. Resident Evil 8 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 80 and a High setting FPS of 112 frames. Back 4 Blood expects Ultra FPS around 80 which will improve to 112 FPS for High settings. Star Citizen is expected to be around 80 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 112 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Wreckfest Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $219.99.