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F1 2017 not only includes the up-to-date 2017 Formula One World Champions, but it also includes some of the most iconic F1 cars from the last 30 years. F1 2017 introduces a deeper 10-year Career mode, more varied gameplay in Championships, and new features for offline and online play.
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F1 2017 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Dec 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Formula 1 2017 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for F1 2017 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. 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.

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 F1 2017. 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 Sim, Sport, Racing 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 F1 2017 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2017 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance F1 2017 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$128.55
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.72
F1 2017 PC Build Total Price $1,253.77
Rig
6.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.40, was previously $1,254.17.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2017 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for F1 2017 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 Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $308.14. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $297.52. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is a great match for F1 2017 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks.

Selecting The Right F1 2017 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great F1 2017 experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $128.55. 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.

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 F1 2017 PC. 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 F1 2017 At The Right Price

The F1 2017 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. The cheapest system memory price for Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $29.49, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2017

Our PC build can run F1 2017 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 110 and we would expect an average of 79 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

F1 2017
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Formula 1 2017 would return 60 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 84 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Formula 1 2017 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. FIFA 21 should get 200+ when run on Ultra and this raises to 200+ FPS on High. The popular Assassins Creed: Valhalla gets a return of 30 FPS on Ultra and then up to 42 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 84 FPS run at Ultra and 117 frames on High.

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An Alternative F1 2017 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card has a 5% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $299.99.