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Anthem is a 3rd person, online multiplayer action RPG, published by EA. You take control of a Freelancer, exploring the surrounding landscape of a contiguous open world. You can coop with up to 3 other online players, each controlling a customizable exosuit that are known as Javelins. As you progress you will upgrade your Anthem Javelin suit.
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Anthem 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 16th Feb 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Anthem 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 Anthem And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Shooter, Online genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2019 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. The devs have created the game using the Frostbite platform. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Anthem PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$246.90
Graphics Card
$219.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$59.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$55.60
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$79.99
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$32.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Anthem PC Build Total Price $1,113.87
Rig
9.1
Score
Future 1 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $3.58, was previously $1,110.29.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Anthem PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Anthem at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Zotac Gaming Twin Fan 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Zotac Gaming Twin Fan 6GB is $219.99 recorded at 6th Feb 2020. Todays price is $219.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $30 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our graphics card will need 6GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 6GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Anthem 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i5-9600 6-Core 3.1GHz, which is priced right now at $246.9. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it marked up at $199.99.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Anthem experience for the best price point at 1080p.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Anthem build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Anthem At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Anthem requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $59.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz when we saw it priced at $49.99, on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Anthem

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 88 FPS on High settings in Anthem at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 63.

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PC Build Research Area

Anthem
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Zotac Gaming Twin Fan 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Anthem running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 67 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. Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order should get 89 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 124 frames at High settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 can get an Ultra FPS of 57 FPS and increases to 80 FPS for High. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is expected to be around 59 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 82 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Anthem

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Anthem has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the Action, Shooter, Online genre list we felt that the Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Anthem Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Anthem falls within the following game genre grouping, Action, Shooter, Online, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Anthem Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $397.85.

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