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BLACKSAD: Under the Skin - A dark corruption scandal in the heart of the New York City's underworld for charismatic detective John Blacksad!
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Blacksad: Under the Skin 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Blacksad: Under the Skin then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Blacksad: Under the Skin from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at top end graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Blacksad: Under the Skin listed on the page.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Blacksad: Under the Skin is a title which sits in the Adventure, Casual genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2019 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 19 on our most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Blacksad: Under the Skin 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
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Redragon K552
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
HyperX Cloud Stinger
Blacksad: Under the Skin PC Build Total Price $1,571.09
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $67.13, was previously $1,503.96.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Blacksad: Under the Skin PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Blacksad: Under the Skin in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $435.61, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $159.23 over the last two weeks. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 22nd Dec 2019 where we saw it for $426.41.

Selecting The Right Blacksad: Under the Skin 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Blacksad: Under the Skin and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $299.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $56.98, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Blacksad: Under the Skin At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. This is currently priced at $52.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz when we saw it priced at $47.99, on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Blacksad: Under the Skin

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 83 FPS on High settings in Blacksad: Under the Skin 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 60.

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PC Build Research Area

Blacksad: Under the Skin
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Blacksad: Under the Skin would return 45 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 64 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Blacksad: Under the Skin runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at FIFA 21 we see this pc build is likely to get 200+FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Genshin Impact to return 86FPS on Ultra and 120FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 61 FPS running at Ultra, and 85 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Blacksad: Under the Skin Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $397.99.