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Elden Ring 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Elden Ring, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Great Rune really well, and for the best possible price today? Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with top tier graphics options selected, running 1080p as the native screen size. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Elden Ring. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Elden Ring. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , RPG, Action genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Elden Ring would have been built on PC hardware from around 2022 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Elden Ring PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Elden Ring PC Build Total Price $964.13
Rig
7.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,173.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Elden Ring PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Elden Ring in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $189.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $170 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Jan 2020, which had it priced at $173.91.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Elden Ring 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $157.5. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

At $72.99 the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Elden Ring PC build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Elden Ring 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 $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Elden Ring

Now on to the frame rates for our Elden Ring running on Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 85 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 61 FPS.

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Elden Ring
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Great Rune we would expect 65 FPS at High and a drop to 46 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Great Rune PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Back 4 Blood should get 61 when run on Ultra and this raises to 85 FPS on High. The popular Forza Horizon 5 gets a return of 61 FPS on Ultra and then up to 85 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Far Cry 6, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 61 FPS run at Ultra and 85 frames on High.

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An Alternative Elden Ring Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB video card, currently priced at $219.99. This option has a performance of 2% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.