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Battlefield 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Dec 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Battlefield 4 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Battlefield 4. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game on the best graphics possible, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. 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 Battlefield 4 build.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Battlefield 4 is a title which sits in the Shooter, Online, 1st Person genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2013 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Battlefield 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$136.17
Graphics Card
$99.88
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$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
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Battlefield 4 PC Build Total Price $1,126.98
Rig
2.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $26.74, was previously $1,153.72.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Battlefield 4 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $99.88. . This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Battlefield 4 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.88, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 3GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 550X 4GB has 4GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Battlefield 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 550X 4GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Battlefield 4 well at this resolution. The Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $136.17. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 13th Dec 2019 priced at $109.99.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Battlefield 4 PC. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Battlefield 4 At The Right Price

The Battlefield 4 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Battlefield 4

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Battlefield 4. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 88 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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PC Build Research Area

Battlefield 4
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Battlefield 4 would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 67 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Battlefield 4 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Assassins Creed: Valhalla is expected to return 14 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 21 frames per second on High. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War would return 23 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 32 FPS at High settings. With Genshin Impact we expect 12 FPS running at Ultra settings and 16 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Battlefield 4

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Battlefield 4 because it falls into the Shooter, Online, 1st Person genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Battlefield 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Battlefield 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB video card, currently priced at $239.99. This option has a performance of 118% better when compared to the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.