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Choose between Yuito and Kasane, elite psionics each armed with a talent in psychokinesis and their own reason to fight. Complete both of their stories to unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities.
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Scarlet Nexus 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Jul 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Scarlet Nexus then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Scarlet Nexus from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the RPG, Adventure, Action genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Scarlet Nexus would have been built on PC hardware from 2021 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Scarlet Nexus PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$201.99
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$57.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.19
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
Scarlet Nexus PC Build Total Price $1,246.06
Rig
7.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.00, was previously $1,247.06.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Scarlet Nexus PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Scarlet Nexus at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is $173.91 recorded at 28th Jan 2020. Todays price is $189.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $170, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Scarlet Nexus needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Scarlet Nexus 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-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 $201.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 28th Nov 2019.

With a price tag today of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Scarlet Nexus PC. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $51.88, which was recorded at 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Scarlet Nexus 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Scarlet Nexus

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Scarlet Nexus at around 61 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 85 FPS at high graphics.

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Scarlet Nexus
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

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We expect Scarlet Nexus would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Scarlet Nexus 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 Battlefield 2042 is expected to achieve 44FPS on Ultra and 56FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Days Gone we would find 56FPS on Ultra raising to 78FPS at High. For our last comparison, F1 2021, we would likely achieve 49 FPS on Ultra and 69 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Scarlet Nexus Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 2% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $219.99.