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Dark Souls 3 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Dark Souls 3 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Dark Souls 3. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with the highest ultra graphics, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

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 Dark Souls 3. 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 Action, RPG 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 Dark Souls 3 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 1440p Price to Performance Dark Souls 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$145.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
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
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Dark Souls 3 PC Build Total Price $1,286.33
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $11.65, was previously $1,297.98.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Dark Souls 3 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 Dark Souls 3 at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $308.14, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Dark Souls 3. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $297.52.

Selecting The Right Dark Souls 3 1440p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $145.99 and really works well with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Dark Souls 3 PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dark Souls 3 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Dark Souls 3 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1440p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Dark Souls 3

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 66 FPS in Dark Souls 3 at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 92 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Dark Souls 3
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 39 FPS on Ultra or 55 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Dark Souls 3 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1440p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 53 on Ultra and 74 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Whereas on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we see a return of 64 FPS on Ultra and 89 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 38 FPS run at Ultra and 53 on High.

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An Alternative Dark Souls 3 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.