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Grounded is a single and multiplayer survival game with a tiny twist - you're small, really small. It's Honey I Shrunk The Kids, survival version. Stroll through grass forests, encounter gigantic insects, and do whatever it takes to survive.
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Grounded 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Oct 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Grounded, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Grounded really well, and for the best possible price today? Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with max graphics running, while running on 1080p screen res. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Grounded 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 Sandbox, 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. Interestingly, this game was developed on the Unreal Engine platform. Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2020 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 Grounded PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$214.36
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Grounded PC Build Total Price $1,360.57
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.07, was previously $1,360.50.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Grounded PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $239.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Grounded at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. 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.

Selecting The Right Grounded 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 7 2700X processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $214.36. A low end price for this CPU would be $99, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $53.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

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

Our Grounded built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 7 2700X and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $32.99. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Grounded

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Grounded we expect to see about a 88 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 63 at 1080p.

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Grounded
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Grounded would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 67 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Grounded PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB and this setup will run on 1080p. eFootball PES 2021 is expected to return 118 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 165 frames per second on High. Watch Dogs Legion would return 46 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 64 FPS at High settings. With Marvel's Avengers we expect 55 FPS running at Ultra settings and 77 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Grounded

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Sandbox, Online genre type that Grounded 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.

Grounded Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, Sandbox, Online, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Logitech G635 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative Grounded Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $574.99.