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PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th 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 PUBG on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds experience. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with ultra settings selected, using 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Action, Online, Sandbox genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2017 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Build Total Price $1,310.91
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $14.47, was previously $1,325.38.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is a great match for PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

This build will need to have at least 3GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $159.99 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 16th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $119.99.

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 PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 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 PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is currently priced at $52.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. The cheapest system memory price for Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was recorded as $47.99, and this was on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

Our PC build can run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 104 and we would expect an average of 74 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. PUBG running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 56 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 79 FPS on High settings.

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 44 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 62 frames at High settings. Horizon: Zero Dawn can get an Ultra FPS of 53 FPS and increases to 74 FPS for High. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to be around 43 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 60 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

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 PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds because it falls into the Action, Online, Sandbox genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Action, Online, Sandbox genre type that PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $699.99.