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Forza Horizon 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Sep 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Forza Horizon 5 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 on ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

This title falls in the , Racing 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 2021 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 sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. 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 Forza Horizon 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Forza Horizon 5 PC Build Total Price $1,060.65
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $153.52, was previously $907.13.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Horizon 5 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

8GB of VRAM is needed by Forza Horizon 5. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Forza Horizon 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Forza Horizon 5 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Horizon 5 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Forza Horizon 5, 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Forza Horizon 5

Our PC build can run Forza Horizon 5 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 97 and we would expect an average of 70 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Forza Horizon 5 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 53 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 74 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Forza Horizon 5 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Days Gone, Grand Theft Auto VI and Back 4 Blood so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Days Gone we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 70 and at High settings an FPS of 97 frames. In comparison Grand Theft Auto VI is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 70, improving to 97 FPS on High settings. Lastly Back 4 Blood will see an Ultra FPS of around 70 which improves to a 97 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Forza Horizon 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB, which has a 5% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $299.99.