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Skull and Bones is a PvP centric online naval action game in which teams of pirates square off against one another in huge battles. Players can choose from and customise a variety of pirate ships before heading out onto the high seas.
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Skull and Bones 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Nov 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Skull and Bones, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Skull and Bones and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Skull and Bones is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Online, Action, Sim genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 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. 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 Skull and Bones PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$190.31
Graphics Card
$397.99
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
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$117.49
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Skull and Bones PC Build Total Price $1,556.77
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $96.90, was previously $1,459.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Skull and Bones PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Skull and Bones at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $9.91, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 6th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $376.05. Todays price of $397.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Skull and Bones 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $190.31. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $179.99, which we noticed it on 28th Aug 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Skull and Bones PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Skull and Bones At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Skull and Bones system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $52.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was priced at $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Skull and Bones

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 85 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 61 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Skull and Bones
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

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We expect Skull and Bones would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Skull and Bones PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Cyberpunk 2077 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 76 and at High settings an FPS of 106 frames. In comparison Microsoft Flight Simulator is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 76, improving to 106 FPS on High settings. Lastly World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will see an Ultra FPS of around 56 which improves to a 78 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Skull and Bones

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

Skull and Bones Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Online, Action, Sim genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Skull and Bones 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 Tritton ARK Elite 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 Skull and Bones Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $379.99.