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Darksiders Genesis is a top-down action-RPG spin-off of the main Darksiders series. Take control of Strife, a Horseman of the Apocalypse, in a Diablo-style dungeon crawl for loot and upgrades.
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Darksiders Genesis 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Darksiders Genesis then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Darksiders Genesis from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Darksiders Genesis. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

This title falls in the Action, 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 falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. 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 Darksiders Genesis PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$170.98
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Darksiders Genesis PC Build Total Price $1,247.73
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.01, was previously $1,247.74.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Darksiders Genesis PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Darksiders Genesis at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Darksiders Genesis at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Darksiders Genesis 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $170.98. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 28th Nov 2019.

Having the competitive price tag of $53.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Darksiders Genesis PC build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Darksiders Genesis At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Darksiders Genesis PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Darksiders Genesis

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Darksiders Genesis at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Darksiders Genesis
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Darksiders Genesis using this build would return 67 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 48 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Darksiders Genesis performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to achieve 43FPS on Ultra and 60FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at FIFA 21 we would find 174FPS on Ultra raising to 200+FPS at High. For our last comparison, Horizon: Zero Dawn, we would likely achieve 53 FPS on Ultra and 74 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Darksiders Genesis Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB instead, which comes with a 7% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $580 at the moment.