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Rust 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Oct 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Rust then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. 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.

This title falls in the Online genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2013 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Rust PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$109.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$47.99
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
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Rust PC Build Total Price $1,266.67
Rig
6.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.00, was previously $1,268.67.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Rust PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Rust at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Rust. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.

Selecting The Right Rust 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Rust well at this resolution. The Core i3-9100 4-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $109.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9100 4-Core 3.6GHz is $99.99 on 15th Jul 2020.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Rust build for a good reason. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Rust At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Rust built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $47.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and Core i3-9100 4-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Rust

Now on to the frame rates for our Rust running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Rust at 1440p would be pulling in about 67 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Rust it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Genshin Impact will get 63FPS on Ultra settings raising to 88FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War returns 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 may see 63 FPS running at Ultra, and 88 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Rust

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Rust because it falls into the Online genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Rust 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 Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the Online genre type that Rust 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 Rust Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The AMD option for this build would be the 7% better performance difference Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Rust. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $574.99 today.