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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: 17th Jan 2021

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
CPU
0.00
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
0.00
Case
0.00
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer BlackWidow
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
Civilization VI PC Build Total Price $1,093.04
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This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.15, was previously $1,171.20.

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 5700 Sapphire 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $308.14 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $297.52. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

Selecting The Right Civilization VI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The motherboard in turn enables us to add the processor that has the socket. This CPU is a great fit for Civilization VI and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, 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 $.

The motherboard has a cost today of $ that helps find it a place in today’s Civilization VI build.

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 OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $50.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and 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 OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz was priced at $47.89 on 7th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Civilization VI

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 123 FPS at Ultra settings for Civilization VI, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 172 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 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 93 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 131 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 Watch Dogs Legion, eFootball PES 2021 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Watch Dogs Legion we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 78FPS on Ultra and 109FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see eFootball PES 2021 likely to achieve 148FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 84 FPS, raising to 117 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 RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It is placed at 5% 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 $299.99.