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After Lincoln Clay's surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and killed by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of revenge through the Mafioso responsible.
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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th May 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Mafia 3: Definitive Edition then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

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. Mafia 3: Definitive Edition is a title which sits in the Shooter, Action 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 2020 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 not currently in our top most demanding games list and 20 in our list of 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$259.99
Graphics Card
$229.98
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 TG Side Window mATX
$74.14
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$118.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$64.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$48.96
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC Build Total Price $1,143.44
Rig
8.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.64, was previously $1,125.80.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $229.98, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Mafia 3: Definitive Edition. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $18.23 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 12th Apr 2020, which had it priced at $224.99.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 4GB 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 6GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i5-8600K 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $259.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 18th Dec 2019, which had it marked up at $229.95.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Mafia 3: Definitive Edition experience for the best price point at 1080p.

And with the motherboard costing $49.46 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 $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mafia 3: Definitive Edition At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mafia 3: Definitive Edition

Now on to the frame rates for our Mafia 3: Definitive Edition running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition
GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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 ensure we are making a good choice with this Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Grand Theft Auto VI, Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 34 and at High settings an FPS of 47 frames. In comparison Doom Eternal is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 130, improving to 182 FPS on High settings. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 will see an Ultra FPS of around 48 which improves to a 67 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mafia 3: Definitive Edition

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Razer DeathAdder Elite, because it would cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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.

Mafia 3: Definitive Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Mafia 3: Definitive Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The AMD option for this build would be the 7% better performance difference Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Mafia 3: Definitive Edition. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $429.99 today.