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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Jan 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Civilization VI on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Civilization VI We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with top tier graphics options selected, viewed through a 1440p monitor 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 Civilization VI build.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Civilization VI. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Civilization VI would have been built on PC hardware from around 2016 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Civilization VI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$129.23
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$65.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.99
Civilization VI PC Build Total Price $1,159.54
Rig
6.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.05, was previously $1,160.59.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Civilization VI PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Civilization VI at 1440p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Civilization VI at 1440p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Selecting The Right Civilization VI 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Civilization VI build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $129.23 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $49.46 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 2nd Feb 2020, represented a low price point $29.49. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Civilization VI

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 64 FPS at Ultra settings for Civilization VI, while running on a 1440p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 90 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 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1440p build was to run Civilization VI at 4k Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 54 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 38.

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 Battlefield 6, Genshin Impact and Assassins Creed: Valhalla. Starting with Battlefield 6 we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 33FPS on Ultra and 41FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Genshin Impact likely to achieve 39FPS on Ultra and 54FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Assassins Creed: Valhalla at Ultra setting we can expect 33 FPS, raising to 46 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Civilization VI

The Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

An Alternative Civilization VI Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% 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 $219.99 at the moment.