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Desperados 3 is a real-time tactics game from German studio Mimimi, who gained fame for Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. The first Desperados game since 2006, Desperados III allows players to command a band of gunslingers through tense, tactical missions that require a wide of range of environmental and character skill manipulation.
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Desperados 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Nov 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Desperados 3 then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on ultra graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Strategy, Stealth, Management genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Desperados 3 would have been built on PC hardware from 2020 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Desperados 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$161.20
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Desperados 3 PC Build Total Price $1,117.23
Rig
2.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.00, was previously $1,112.23.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Desperados 3 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Desperados 3 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 560 2GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $99.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $99.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 560 2GB is $99.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

This build will need to have at least 2GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 2GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Desperados 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $161.2. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th Nov 2020 where we saw it for $161.2.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Desperados 3 PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Desperados 3 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Desperados 3 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 560 2GB and Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Desperados 3

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 101 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 72 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Desperados 3
Radeon RX 560 2GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Desperados 3 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 55 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 77 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Desperados 3 runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Grand Theft Auto VI we see this pc build is likely to get 0FPS on Ultra and 0FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Watch Dogs Legion to return 13FPS on Ultra and 18FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is FIFA 21, which is 106 FPS running at Ultra, and 145 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Desperados 3

As Desperados 3 falls into the Strategy, Stealth, Management genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

An Alternative Desperados 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050, which is similar, with a 1% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $149.99.