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GRID is the fourth game in the GRID series and the first since 2014's Grid Autosport. F1 champion Fernando Alonso was brought onboard to oversee vehicle handling for the multiple racing disciplines and car types.
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GRID 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Nov 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run GRID then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with the highest ultra graphics, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 Sim, Racing 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 sat in 57 position in our most demanding games list right now. 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 GRID PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Redragon K552
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
HyperX Cloud Stinger
GRID PC Build Total Price $1,414.94
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $20.14, was previously $1,435.08.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p GRID PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for GRID at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $379.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB is $379.99 on 19th Dec 2019. And with that in mind the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB is a great match for GRID at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $20 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right GRID 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz, which is priced right now at $209.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz was $209.99, which we spotted on 2nd Dec 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid GRID experience for the best price point at 1080p.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s GRID build. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For GRID At The Right Price

The GRID 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 $52.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz price at $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on GRID

Running a PC build with these hardware components for GRID we expect to see about a 77 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 55 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. GRID running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 42 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 59 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. FIFA 21 should get 200+ FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 200+ frames at High settings. Horizon: Zero Dawn can get an Ultra FPS of 70 FPS and increases to 98 FPS for High. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be around 78 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 109 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative GRID Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $308.14.