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Far Cry New Dawn is a direct sequel to Far Cry 5. Explore a post-apocalyptic version of Hope County set 17 years after a nuclear disaster has destroyed the world. FCND features RPG-lite mechanics, home base building, and two-player co-operative survival.
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Far Cry: New Dawn 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Nov 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Far Cry: New Dawn? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Far Cry: New Dawn might put on the gaming PC. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. 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.

Far Cry: New Dawn 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. The developers opted to build the game on the Dunia Engine platform. 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 Far Cry: New Dawn PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Cooler Master MM710
Logitech G635 7.1
Far Cry: New Dawn PC Build Total Price $1,434.48
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $38.53, was previously $1,473.01.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry: New Dawn PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Far Cry: New Dawn at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. Todays price is $308.14 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $10.62, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

This build will need to have at least 8GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Far Cry: New Dawn 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 7 2700X processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Far Cry: New Dawn experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $217.87. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $99, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.61 that helps find it a place in today’s Far Cry: New Dawn build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry: New Dawn At The Right Price

The Far Cry: New Dawn 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz which we have found for $48.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 30th Oct 2020, represented a low price point $47.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Far Cry: New Dawn

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 160 FPS on High settings in Far Cry: New Dawn at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 114.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry: New Dawn
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 87 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 122 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Far Cry: New Dawn runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Microsoft Flight Simulator we see this pc build is likely to get 70FPS on Ultra and 97FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Cyberpunk 2077 to return 70FPS on Ultra and 97FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Watch Dogs Legion, which is 78 FPS running at Ultra, and 109 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry: New Dawn

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Far Cry: New Dawn sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Far Cry: New Dawn 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 Far Cry: New Dawn 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 Far Cry: New Dawn Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.