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Ubisoft has confirmed a new Far Cry game is to be announced. It is rumoured to be Far Cry 6 but it may also be a Far Cry 5 spin-off.
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Far Cry 6 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Dec 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Far Cry 6 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. 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.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Far Cry 6. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Shooter, Action genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Far Cry 6 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2021 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Far Cry 6 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$259.99
Graphics Card
$689.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
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
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Far Cry 6 PC Build Total Price $1,860.91
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,865.94.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Far Cry 6 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Far Cry 6 at 1440p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $40, further supporting our selection in this hardware. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is $679.99 recorded at 29th Feb 2020. Todays price of $689.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 6 1440p 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 i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $259.99 and really works well with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 23rd Nov 2020, which had it marked up at $259.99.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry 6 At The Right Price

The Far Cry 6 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 1440p ultra and so the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz which we have found for $52.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 6

Our PC build can run Far Cry 6 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1440p FPS of 62 and we would expect an average of 44 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB, Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Far Cry 6
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1440p build was to run Far Cry 6 at 4k Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 37 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 26.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Far Cry 6 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Cyberpunk 2077, FIFA 21 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Cyberpunk 2077 we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 70FPS on Ultra and 98FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see FIFA 21 likely to achieve 195FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 79 FPS, raising to 111 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 6

The Shooter, Action genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Far Cry 6 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Far Cry 6 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 Far Cry 6 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 video card, currently priced at $319.99. This option has a performance of 100% worse when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.