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Nothing yet is known about GTA VI but it is understood to be in production at Rockstar. Early reports suggest Grand Theft Auto 6 will once more be set in a fictional US city although it seems like there was consideration to set it in Japan
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Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Jan 2020

What is the best PC to buy for GTA 6? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Grand Theft Auto VI might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with the highest ultra graphics, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Grand Theft Auto VI is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Sandbox, Sim, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 10 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Grand Theft Auto VI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU $324.99
Graphics Card $949.99
Memory
OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Pioneer SSD 512GB
$52.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$112.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$75.38
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$25.49
Mouse
Redragon M711 Cobra
$17.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$34.99
Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build Total Price $1,814.76
Rig
10
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.47, was previously $1,809.29.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB is currently priced at a competitive $949.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 15th Jan 2020 where we saw it for $949.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $407.31 over the last two weeks.

8GB of VRAM is needed by Grand Theft Auto VI. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB comes with 11GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Grand Theft Auto VI and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $324.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 30th Nov 2019, which had it marked up at $299.99.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Grand Theft Auto VI PC build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $54.99, which we recorded it at on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Grand Theft Auto VI At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Grand Theft Auto VI built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $49.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB and Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $54.99, and this was on 7th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Grand Theft Auto VI

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Grand Theft Auto VI at around 61 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 85 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Grand Theft Auto VI
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running GTA 6 at 1440p would be pulling in about 65 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 46 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Grand Theft Auto VI PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC 11GB and this setup will run on 1080p. FIFA 20 is expected to return 200+ FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 200+ frames per second on High. Microsoft Flight Simulator would return 77 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 108 FPS at High settings. With Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order we expect 77 FPS running at Ultra settings and 108 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Grand Theft Auto VI

We have opted for the Redragon M711 Cobra because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Sandbox, Sim, Action game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

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