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No Mans Sky 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run No Mans Sky 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 No Mans Sky And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on the best graphics possible, running 1080p as the native screen size. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 No Mans Sky. 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 , Sandbox, Sim 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 No Mans Sky would have been built on PC hardware from around 2016 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 No Mans Sky PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$193.74
Graphics Card
$144.37
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
No Mans Sky PC Build Total Price $916.75
Rig
24
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $196.50, was previously $1,113.25.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p No Mans Sky PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on No Mans Sky at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $144.37 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $109.99. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $13.43, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 2 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right No Mans Sky 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 3 3200G processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for No Mans Sky and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $193.74. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 3 3200G was $83.59, which we spotted on 17th Jun 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays No Mans Sky build for a good reason. This motherboard was priced at $51.88, which we saw on 18th Feb 2021. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For No Mans Sky At The Right Price

The No Mans Sky PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. 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 No Mans Sky

Our PC build can run No Mans Sky at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB, Ryzen 3 3200G combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. No Mans Sky running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 65 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our No Mans Sky PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Grand Theft Auto VI, Far Cry 6 and Days Gone. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Far Cry 6 likely to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Days Gone at Ultra setting we can expect 61 FPS, raising to 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative No Mans Sky Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050, which is similar, with a 5% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $149.99.