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The Outer Worlds is the rumoured new game in development at Obsidian Entertainment. It's a sci-fi third-person RPG with a AAA-indie budget.
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The Outer Worlds 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Feb 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play The Outer Worlds, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run The Outer Worlds and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with top tier graphics options selected, and a 1080p screen 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 The Outer Worlds build.

This title falls in the RPG genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2019 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 19 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Outer Worlds PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$169.99
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$36.15
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$58.27
PSU
EVGA 500W Bq 80+ Bronze
$54.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$75.97
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$59.99
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$18.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$35.56
The Outer Worlds PC Build Total Price $934.87
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $11.38, was previously $946.25.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Outer Worlds PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on The Outer Worlds at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $189.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is $179.99 recorded at 16th Dec 2019. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $10, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Selecting The Right The Outer Worlds 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this The Outer Worlds build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 7 2700X, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $169.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. You can get this processor for $158.99, which we saw it at that price on 19th Dec 2019. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s The Outer Worlds PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $54.99, which was on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Outer Worlds 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 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. This is currently priced at $36.15 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $54.99, and this was on 28th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Outer Worlds

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 97 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 69 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

The Outer Worlds
Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 53 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 74 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new The Outer Worlds PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Red Dead Redemption 2 should get 41 when run on Ultra and this raises to 58 FPS on High. The popular Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order gets a return of 39 FPS on Ultra and then up to 54 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 39 FPS run at Ultra and 54 frames on High.

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An Alternative The Outer Worlds Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB. It is placed at 1% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up The Outer Worlds frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $209.99.

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