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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Jan 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run SOS then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game at top end graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1440p 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.

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 Online, Action 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 2018 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 1440p Price to Performance SOS PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$164.94
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
Razer BlackWidow
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
SOS PC Build Total Price $1,369.43
Rig
8.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.05, was previously $1,369.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p SOS PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run SOS in ultra 1440p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $308.14, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 on 19th Dec 2019.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 4GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right SOS 1440p 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 i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great SOS 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 $164.94. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 1st Dec 2020 priced at $161.03.

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 SOS PC. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $32.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 2nd Feb 2020, represented a low price point $29.49. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on SOS

With this current build we expect to see a return of 64 frames per second at ultra 1440p resolution in SOS. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 89 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

SOS
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 4k SOS we would expect 53 FPS at High and a drop to 38 when run at 4k Ultra.

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 1440p is also something worth considering. Looking at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we see this pc build is likely to get 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect eFootball PES 2021 to return 113FPS on Ultra and 158FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Watch Dogs Legion, which is 59 FPS running at Ultra, and 83 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 Tritton ARK Elite 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 1440p

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.