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Civilization VI builds on the much-loved 4X turn-based strategy format, adding expandable cities, active research, dynamic diplomacy, and enhanced multiplayer.
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Civilization VI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 1st Dec 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Civilization VI on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Civilization VI experience. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at top end graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Civilization VI would have been built on PC hardware from 2016 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Civilization VI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Cooler Master MM710
HyperX Cloud Stinger
Civilization VI PC Build Total Price $1,134.33
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $306.78, was previously $827.55.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Civilization VI PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Civilization VI at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $175.45 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 5th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $123.99.

Selecting The Right Civilization VI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Civilization VI and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB, 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 $109.95. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Civilization VI build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Civilization VI At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Civilization VI built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $30.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB and Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Civilization VI

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 72 FPS at Ultra settings for Civilization VI, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 101 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Civilization VI
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 55 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 77 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Civilization VI PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Genshin Impact, Grand Theft Auto VI and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Genshin Impact we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 42FPS on Ultra and 59FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Grand Theft Auto VI likely to achieve 15FPS on Ultra and 21FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 49 FPS, raising to 69 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Civilization VI

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Civilization VI 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 Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

An Alternative Civilization VI Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1650 Asus Dual OC 4GB. It is placed at 9% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Civilization VI frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $179.67.