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A remaster of the Mass Effect original trilogy with updated textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features as well as super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. Includes the full base games as well as DLC and promo items.
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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Apr 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with top tier graphics options selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Mass Effect: Legendary Edition represent good value for money.

Today we find Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is currently 17 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 13 of most popular games. It also falls in under the Shooter, RPG, Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2021 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$397.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4
$67.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$115.00
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$68.25
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.21
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Build Total Price $1,723.36
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.00, was previously $1,728.36.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $397.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 6th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $376.05. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is a great match for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Our graphics card will need 4GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $329.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $89, which was on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Mass Effect: Legendary Edition experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

With the feature rich Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $67.99 it is certainly in todays Mass Effect: Legendary Edition build for a good reason. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $49.99, on 28th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mass Effect: Legendary Edition At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $52.99, 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. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 7th Aug 2020, represented a low price point $50. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 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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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Mass Effect: Legendary Edition would return 47 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 65 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 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. Star Citizen will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 93 and a High setting FPS of 130 frames. Far Cry 6 expects Ultra FPS around 56 which will improve to 78 FPS for High settings. It Takes Two is expected to be around 94 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 132 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Shooter, RPG, Action genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, RPG, Action genre type that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, which has a 4% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $379.99 at the moment.