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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run FIFA 2021 then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on the best graphics possible, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. 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.

Today we find FIFA 21 is not in our top demanding games list and in our list at 4 of most popular games. It also falls in under the Strategy, Sport, Casual game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period. Another consideration is that this game was built on the Frostbite.

Best 1440p Price to Performance FIFA 21 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$114.98
Graphics Card
$175.45
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.89
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
FIFA 21 PC Build Total Price $1,161.37
Rig
4.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.28, was previously $1,166.65.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p FIFA 21 PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run FIFA 21 at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $175.45, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for FIFA 2021. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is $123.99 recorded at 5th Feb 2020.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 4GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right FIFA 21 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this FIFA 21 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $114.98 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. 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.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays FIFA 21 build for a good reason. 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

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for FIFA 21, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1440p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on FIFA 21

Running a PC build with these hardware components for FIFA 21 we expect to see about a 149 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 109 at 1440p.

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Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 65 FPS on Ultra or 89 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this FIFA 2021 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1440p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 31 and a High setting FPS of 43 frames. Genshin Impact expects Ultra FPS around 33 which will improve to 46 FPS for High settings. Horizon: Zero Dawn is expected to be around 36 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 51 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For FIFA 21

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Logitech G502 SE Hero, because it would cater to the Strategy, Sport, Casual genre type that FIFA 21 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.

An Alternative FIFA 21 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 8% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for FIFA 21. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $139.99 today.