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Detroit: Become Human is the new game from David Cage and his studio Quantic Dream. Set in future Detroit, it centres around Kara, an android who has been brought to life and wishes to be human. Detroit: Become Human promises to be an adventure game about life, both artificial and human, and what it means to be living.
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Detroit: Become Human 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Oct 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Detroit: Become Human, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Detroit: Become Human really well, and for the best possible price today? And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Detroit: Become Human is a title which sits in the Adventure genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2019 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Detroit: Become Human PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$142.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.96
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$30.99
Detroit: Become Human PC Build Total Price $1,198.15
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.02, was previously $1,198.13.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Detroit: Become Human PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Detroit: Become Human at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $239.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Detroit: Become Human needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB graphics card has 6GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Detroit: Become Human 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 $142.87. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Detroit: Become Human build for a good reason. 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 Detroit: Become Human 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 $50.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 9th Jan 2020, represented a low price point $49.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Detroit: Become Human

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Detroit: Become Human at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Detroit: Become Human
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Detroit: Become Human PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Microsoft Flight Simulator, Phasmophobia and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Microsoft Flight Simulator we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 19 and at High settings an FPS of 26 frames. In comparison Phasmophobia is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 71, improving to 99 FPS on High settings. Lastly Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will see an Ultra FPS of around 59 which improves to a 82 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Detroit: Become Human Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $574.99.