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On the hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure, Sam and Drake set off to find Libertalia, the pirate utopia deep in the forests of Madagascar. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes players on a journey around the globe.
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Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Jun 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Action, Shooter genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2021 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. 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 Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$181.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
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
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.00
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$43.05
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End PC Build Total Price $1,343.40
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.04, was previously $1,343.36.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. Todays price is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past two weeks.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $181.99 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 16th Mar 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. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End 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 Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End 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 Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 63 FPS at Ultra settings for Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 88 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 67 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Resident Evil 8 should get 48 when run on Ultra and this raises to 67 FPS on High. The popular Far Cry 6 gets a return of 37 FPS on Ultra and then up to 52 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 145 FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End

The Action, Shooter genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End is a Action, Shooter genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $899.98.