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Gears 5 is the fifth mainline game in the Gears of War third-person cover-based shooter series. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.
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Gears 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th May 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Gears of War 5 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Gears 5 experience. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with ultra settings selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Gears 5 represent good value for money.

Gears 5 is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Shooter, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 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 Gears 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Gears 5 PC Build Total Price $1,290.53
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $4.87, was previously $1,285.66.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Gears 5 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Gears of War 5 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $435.61 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 22nd Dec 2019 where we saw it for $426.41. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $159.23 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 8.132 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Gears 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Gears 5 well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $174.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz was $169, which we spotted on 6th Jan 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $54.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. This motherboard was priced at $54.99, which we saw on 29th Nov 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Gears 5 At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $62.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $61.99, and this was on 7th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Gears 5

Our PC build can run Gears 5 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 135 and we would expect an average of 97 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Gears 5
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Gears of War 5 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 103 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 74.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Gears of War 5 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord will get 124 on Ultra and 174 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB. Whereas on Doom Eternal we see a return of 200+ FPS on Ultra and 200+ FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Mafia: Definitive Edition, which is 86 FPS run at Ultra and 120 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears 5

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Shooter, Action genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Gears 5.

Gears 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Gears 5 is a Shooter, Action genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Gears 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB. It is placed at 5% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Gears 5 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $379.99.