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Apex Legends is a 60-player Battle Royale game set within the Titanfall universe. EA announced and released the game on the same day, launching Apex Legends of February 4th, 2019.
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Apex Legends 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Oct 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Apex Legends, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Apex Legends and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with the highest ultra graphics, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Shooter, Online genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2019 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Apex Legends PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$89.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.96
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
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Apex Legends PC Build Total Price $1,157.27
Rig
7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $4.39, was previously $1,152.88.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Apex Legends PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Apex Legends at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Apex Legends 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Apex Legends build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $89.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is $59 on 27th May 2020.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Apex Legends PC build. 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 Apex Legends At The Right Price

The Apex Legends 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Apex Legends

With this current build we expect to see a return of 64 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Apex Legends. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 89 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Apex Legends
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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We expect Apex Legends would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 68 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Apex Legends PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Cyberpunk 2077, Grand Theft Auto VI and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Cyberpunk 2077 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 52 and at High settings an FPS of 73 frames. In comparison Grand Theft Auto VI is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 28, improving to 39 FPS on High settings. Lastly Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will see an Ultra FPS of around 51 which improves to a 71 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Apex Legends

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like Apex Legends that has Shooter, Online genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

Apex Legends Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Apex Legends falls within the following game genre grouping, Shooter, Online, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Apex Legends Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $209.99.