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SOS is an online social survival game in which 16 contestants in a deadly show are dropped on an island with one goal - find the mysterious relic and leave the island. Players must form alliances with one another to make it out alive, and there's only limited room on the chopper at evac at the end.
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SOS 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet SOS recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for SOS. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with ultra settings selected, using 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our SOS represent good value for money.

SOS is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Online, 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. 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 SOS PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$161.20
Graphics Card
$219.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$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
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
SOS PC Build Total Price $1,262.23
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.40, was previously $1,261.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p SOS 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 SOS at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 31st Jan 2020 which had it priced at $219.99. 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.

This build will need to have at least 4GB 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 SOS 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $161.2. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $161.2, which we noticed it on 27th Nov 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required SOS experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

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 SOS PC build. 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 SOS At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet SOS requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $32.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on SOS

Now on to the frame rates for our SOS running on GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 85 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 61 FPS.

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PC Build Research Area

SOS
GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. SOS running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 65 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for SOS runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we see this pc build is likely to get 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Grand Theft Auto VI to return 35FPS on Ultra and 48FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Genshin Impact, which is 54 FPS running at Ultra, and 76 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For SOS

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Online, Action game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

SOS Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Online, Action, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Logitech G635 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

An Alternative SOS Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The AMD option for this build would be the 4% worse performance difference Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for SOS. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $164.99 today.