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Phasmophobia is a 4 player online co-op psychological horror. Paranormal activity is on the rise and it’s up to you and your team to use all the ghost hunting equipment at your disposal in order to gather as much evidence as you can.
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Phasmophobia 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Oct 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Phasmophobia then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Phasmophobia falls into the Action, Co-op genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2020 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Phasmophobia PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$89.89
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
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
$13.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Phasmophobia PC Build Total Price $1,090.57
Rig
6.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $2.11, was previously $1,088.46.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Phasmophobia PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Phasmophobia at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159. With a price of $164.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Phasmophobia 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Phasmophobia and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $89.89. A low end price for this CPU would be $59, which we saw it priced at on 27th May 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Phasmophobia 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Phasmophobia

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 64 FPS in Phasmophobia at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 89 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Phasmophobia
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 48 FPS on Ultra or 68 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should get 51 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 71 frames at High settings. Mafia: Definitive Edition can get an Ultra FPS of 28 FPS and increases to 39 FPS for High. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be around 52 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 73 FPS on High settings.

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Phasmophobia Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, Action, Co-op, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative Phasmophobia 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 OC 6GB, which has a 5% 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 $209.99.