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New world based strategy title from the creator of the original X-COM. A turn based tactical combat game.
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Phoenix Point 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Feb 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Phoenix Point, 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 Phoenix Point really well, and for the best possible price today? Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with ultra settings selected, and a 1080p screen resolution. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Phoenix Point build.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Phoenix Point falls into the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2019 on hardware released around that period of time and they also built the game using the Unity platform which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Phoenix Point PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Razer Electra USB 7.1
Phoenix Point PC Build Total Price $966.58
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $51.96, was previously $1,018.54.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Phoenix Point PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Phoenix Point at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $229.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB is a great match for Phoenix Point at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Phoenix Point 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600 processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $119.99. You can get this processor for $114.97, which we saw it at that price on 10th Feb 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $54.99. 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 Phoenix Point 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 RAM 2666MHz is currently priced at $61.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is $54.99 on 20th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Phoenix Point

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Phoenix Point at around 63 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 88 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Phoenix Point
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 48 FPS on Ultra or 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Phoenix Point PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Need For Speed Heat will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 63 and a High setting FPS of 88 frames. expects Ultra FPS around 71 which will improve to 99 FPS for High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 34 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 47 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Phoenix Point

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Phoenix Point has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre list we felt that the Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

An Alternative Phoenix Point Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better 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 $397.81 at the moment.