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Set in remote Montana, the themes of Far Cry 5 appear to revolve around religious extremism and right wing supremacists. Ubisoft certainly isn’t pulling any punches with this one, and three years ago when development started I doubt they could have anticipated the world they would be launching their game in.
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Far Cry 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 3rd Dec 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Far Cry 5? 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 Far Cry 5 might put on the gaming PC. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS on ultra 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.

Far Cry 5 is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Shooter, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 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. The developers opted to build the game on the Dunia Engine platform. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. 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 Far Cry 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$209.99
Graphics Card
$689.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Far Cry 5 PC Build Total Price $1,810.91
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,815.94.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry 5 PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Far Cry 5 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $689.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 29th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $679.99. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $40 over the last two weeks.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $209.99. You can get this processor for $209.99, which we saw it at that price on 2nd Dec 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

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. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry 5 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. This is currently priced at $52.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A price point for this RAM was down to $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 5

With this current build we expect to see a return of 149 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Far Cry 5. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 200+ FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry 5
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Far Cry 5 we would expect 147 FPS at High and a drop to 105 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI should get 66 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 92 frames at High settings. FIFA 21 can get an Ultra FPS of 200+ FPS and increases to 200+ FPS for High. Genshin Impact is expected to be around 92 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 129 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 5

The Shooter, Action 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.

Far Cry 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Shooter, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Far Cry 5 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Logitech G635 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Far Cry 5 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 2060 3GB GDDR5 video card, currently priced at $319.99. This option has a performance of 100% worse when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.