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PACER is high-octane anti-gravity racing at its most destructive. Customise your craft and weapons then engage in the campaign, a single-player race or compete against your rivals in explosive online multiplayer for the ultimate combat racing experience.
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Pacer 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Sep 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Pacer, 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 Pacer really well, and for the best possible price today? With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on the best graphics possible, running 1080p as the native screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Pacer listed on the page.

Pacer is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Racing, Arcade genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the Unreal Engine platform. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Pacer PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$165.01
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$47.99
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
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
Pacer PC Build Total Price $1,159.93
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $313.81, was previously $846.12.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Pacer PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Pacer at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $164.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 4GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Pacer 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 i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $165.01. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz is $164.05 on 19th Oct 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Pacer experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Pacer build for a good reason. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. This is currently priced at $47.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was priced at $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Pacer

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 64 FPS at Ultra settings for Pacer, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 89 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Pacer
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Pacer we would expect 68 FPS at High and a drop to 48 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Pacer PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. eFootball PES 2021 is expected to return 103 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 144 frames per second on High. Watch Dogs Legion would return 54 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 75 FPS at High settings. With FIFA 21 we expect 164 FPS running at Ultra settings and 200+ frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Pacer Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $209.