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Dragon Quest XI is the next mainline entry in the Dragon Quest series. It holds the honour of being the first ever game announced for Nintendo's NX. Dragon Quest XI will be running on Unreal Engine 4, and will be set in a vast world.
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Feb 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 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 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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.

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 RPG, Adventure 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 2018 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. The devs have created the game using the Unreal Engine platform. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as 91 placed game on our most demanding games of today list 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 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$169.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$34.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$57.80
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$79.99
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$59.99
Mouse
Redragon M711 Cobra
$17.99
Headset
Razer Electra USB 7.1
$43.00
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC Build Total Price $1,071.84
Rig
9.9
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.51, was previously $1,074.35.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 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 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $297.52. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 6GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 7 2700X processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $169.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $158.99, which was on 19th Dec 2019.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $54.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $54.99, which was on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $34.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and Ryzen 7 2700X selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was priced at $34.22 on 28th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

This computer setup should be looking at getting 56 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 78 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age using this build would return 60 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 43 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Doom Eternal should get 92 when run on Ultra and this raises to 129 FPS on High. The popular Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a return of 78 FPS on Ultra and then up to 109 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 116 FPS run at Ultra and 162 frames on High.

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An Alternative Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce RTX 2060 Zotac Gaming Twin Fan 6GB, which has a 6% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $319.99 at the moment.

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