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Gears Tactics is a turn-based tactical strategy game based on the Gears of War franchise. Gears Tactics is a Windows 10 exclusive.
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Gears Tactics 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Nov 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Gears of War Tactics 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 Gears Tactics Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Gears Tactics build.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Gears Tactics we can see that it is in the Shooter, Action genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2020. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Gears Tactics PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.50
Graphics Card
$189.99
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
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Gears Tactics PC Build Total Price $1,234.53
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.81, was previously $1,237.34.

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

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $189.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Jan 2020 and it was priced at $173.91.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Gears Tactics at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $170, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Gears Tactics 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $158.5 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 16th Mar 2020.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. 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 Gears Tactics At The Right Price

The Gears Tactics PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Gears Tactics

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Gears Tactics at around 61 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 85 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Gears Tactics
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 46 FPS on Ultra or 65 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Gears Tactics PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. FIFA 21 is expected to return 168 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 200+ frames per second on High. Cyberpunk 2077 would return 49 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 69 FPS at High settings. With Grand Theft Auto VI we expect 30 FPS running at Ultra settings and 41 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears Tactics

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 Cooler Master MM710 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 Tactics.

Gears Tactics Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Shooter, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Gears Tactics 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 Logitech G635 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 Gears Tactics Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB video card, currently priced at $219.99. This option has a performance of 2% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.