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Serious Sam 4 reignites the classic FPS series in a high-powered prequel loaded with an explosive arsenal, intergalactic carnage, and perfectly timed one-liners.
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Serious Sam 4 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Oct 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Serious Sam 4 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Serious Sam 4 With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at the highest graphics settings, along with a 1440p monitor resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

Today we find Serious Sam 4 is currently 7 on our list of most demanding games and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Shooter, 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 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Serious Sam 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$309.99
Graphics Card
$689.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.97
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Serious Sam 4 PC Build Total Price $1,924.81
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $328.29, was previously $1,596.52.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Serious Sam 4 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $689.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is $679.99 recorded at 29th Feb 2020.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Serious Sam 4 at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our graphics card will need 8GB 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 Serious Sam 4 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Serious Sam 4 and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 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 $309.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $89, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $53.99. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 25th Jun 2020 where it was $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Serious Sam 4 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Serious Sam 4, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is well priced at $50.99 and fits with the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1440p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Serious Sam 4

This computer setup should be looking at getting 49 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1440p screen size in Serious Sam 4. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 68 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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PC Build Research Area

Serious Sam 4
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 29 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 41 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Serious Sam 4 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles FIFA 21, Baldurs Gate 3 and Genshin Impact. Starting with FIFA 21 we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 195FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Baldurs Gate 3 likely to achieve 70FPS on Ultra and 98FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Genshin Impact at Ultra setting we can expect 70 FPS, raising to 98 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Serious Sam 4

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like Serious Sam 4 that has Shooter, Action genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

Serious Sam 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Shooter, Action, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

An Alternative Serious Sam 4 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 2060 3GB GDDR5, which is similar, with a 100% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $319.99.