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Prey 2 was officially cancelled on October 31st, 2014. Bethesda re-announced the game under a different developer at E3 2016, simply calling it Prey. Prey (2017) revolves around experimental subject Morgan Wu, who's space station Talos is invaded by alien forces. He must an array and weaponry and mind-bending abilities to component the extraterrestrial.
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Prey (2017) 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Prey (2017) recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Prey (2017). Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. 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 Shooter, RPG 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 2017 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 1080p Price to Performance Prey (2017) PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$119.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Prey (2017) PC Build Total Price $1,186.02
Rig
6.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $9.68, was previously $1,195.70.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Prey (2017) PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Prey (2017) at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $159. Todays price is $164.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. 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.

Prey (2017) 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 Prey (2017) 1080p 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 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $119.99. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $59, which we noticed it on 27th May 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Prey (2017) experience for the best price point at 1080p.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was priced at $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Prey (2017) At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is currently priced at $52.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz when we saw it priced at $47.99, on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Prey (2017)

Now on to the frame rates for our Prey (2017) running on Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 89 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 64 FPS.

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Prey (2017)
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Prey (2017) at 1440p would be pulling in about 68 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should get 58 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 81 frames at High settings. Assassins Creed: Valhalla can get an Ultra FPS of 18 FPS and increases to 25 FPS for High. Genshin Impact is expected to be around 51 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 71 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Prey (2017)

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

Prey (2017) Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Shooter, RPG genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Prey (2017) 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 Prey (2017) Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB video card, currently priced at $219.99. This option has a performance of 4% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.