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The Surge will be set in a dystopian sci-fi future. This new IP will feature innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades. Scheduled to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017
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The Surge 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Nov 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run The Surge then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra settings selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for The Surge listed on the page.

Today we find The Surge is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the RPG, Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2017 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Surge PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$147.49
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$48.99
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
The Surge PC Build Total Price $1,235.68
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $8.71, was previously $1,244.39.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Surge PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play The Surge at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 4GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has 6GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right The Surge 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $147.49. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was 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 The Surge PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Surge At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our The Surge built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $48.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz price at $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Surge

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running The Surge at around 71 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 99 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

The Surge
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run The Surge at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 76 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 54.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for The Surge runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at FIFA 21 we see this pc build is likely to get 174FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Microsoft Flight Simulator to return 19FPS on Ultra and 26FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is eFootball PES 2021, which is 118 FPS running at Ultra, and 165 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Surge Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It has a 7% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $564.99.