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Rewinding time back to the end of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time picks up after Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Tropy and Uka Uka were last stranded on a distant planet. After decades of fruitless attempts, the trio finally make their escape, ripping an Evil-Scientist-sized hole in the fabric of space-time in the process. Now all that stands between them and total dominion over the multiverse are two fuzzy marsupials from N. Sanity Island.
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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Apr 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, 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 Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time really well, and for the best possible price today? In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Arcade, Platformer genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2021 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$145.99
Graphics Card
$219.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
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
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.59
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$40.99
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time PC Build Total Price $1,194.93
Rig
7.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.00, was previously $1,199.93.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $219.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB is $219.99 recorded at 31st Jan 2020.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $145.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is $119.99 on 16th Mar 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

And with the motherboard costing $49.46 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $32.99, on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $52.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $50, on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 85 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 61 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 65 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 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 1080p. It Takes Two will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 55 and a High setting FPS of 76 frames. Days Gone expects Ultra FPS around 54 which will improve to 76 FPS for High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 35 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 48 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 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 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which is similar, with a 4% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $164.99.