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FIFA 21 is the 2020 edition of the most popular football game franchise in the world. FIFA 21 adds the latest player rosters and features the biggest clubs in world football with comprehensive singleplayer and online features.
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FIFA 21 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 10th Jul 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run FIFA 21 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of FIFA 2021. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game on the best graphics possible, 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 Strategy, Sport, Casual 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 Frostbite 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 FIFA 21 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$74.29
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$115.14
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$41.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.99
FIFA 21 PC Build Total Price $793.77
Rig
3.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.27, was previously $795.04.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p FIFA 21 PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run FIFA 21 at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 560 2GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $99.99. Todays price is $99.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $99.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right FIFA 21 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $74.29. 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.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For FIFA 21 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our FIFA 21 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 560 2GB and Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on FIFA 21

Now on to the frame rates for our FIFA 21 running on Radeon RX 560 2GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 145 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 106 FPS.

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 81 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 111 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for FIFA 21 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 Horizon: Zero Dawn is expected to achieve 29FPS on Ultra and 40FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Doom Eternal we would find 28FPS on Ultra raising to 39FPS at High. For our last comparison, Valorant, we would likely achieve 200+ FPS on Ultra and 200+ FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For FIFA 21

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Strategy, Sport, Casual genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for FIFA 21.

An Alternative FIFA 21 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050 instead, which comes with a 1% worse performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 560 2GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $149.99 at the moment.