Final Fantasy XV Build Guide – Which Gaming PC Is For You?

March 30, 2018 | By Mark Ferguson | Build Guides

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Welcome to another NZXT gaming PC build guide!

Full disclosure, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series and I haven’t been keeping up with the franchise. In fact, the last iteration that I’ve played was Final Fantasy IV back in the Super NES days. As you can imagine, I was extremely shocked by how gorgeous this game looks on PC. And with me being the graphics snob that I am, I HAD to have it!

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “If you aren’t a fan, then why the heck are you writing this guide? You don’t know anything about Final Fantasy XV you poser!” Well, you are right! However, this article isn’t necessarily about Final Fantasy XV lore or tips and tricks. Instead, it’s about finding you the best gaming PC that will let you experience this gorgeous game the way it was meant to be played! And that, my friends, is something that we know all about.

Are you excited to see what kind of results you can expect?

Let’s take a look at some gameplay and dive right in with 3 different gaming PC systems:

Gaming PC #1

60 FPS

CASE:
MOTHERBOARD:
ASROCK Z370M-ITX/AC MINI ITX
CPU:
INTEL Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad Core
CPU COOLER:
GPU:
MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB
RAM:
G. SKILL Ripjaws V Black 2666 MHz 8GB
STORAGE:
CRUCIAL MX500 250GB
PSU:
Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze

$1,373.90

Our first build is perfect for gaming on a budget, but it definitely doesn’t give anything up in the frame rate department! Housed inside our clean H200i Mini ITX case, you’ll find an Intel Core i3 and a GTX 1060. Both are great budget components with reputation for cranking out 60 FPS on most AAA titles under medium/high settings. A total or 8GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD round out this build and ensure an enjoyable experience overall.

Gaming PC #2

84 FPS

CASE:
MOTHERBOARD:
ASROCK Z370M PRO4 MICRO ATX
CPU:
INTEL Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core
CPU COOLER:
GPU:
NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition
RAM:
G.SKILL TridentZ 3000 MHz 16GB
STORAGE:
SAMSUNG 860 EVO 250GB
PSU:
Seasonic FOCUS Plus 650W 80+ Gold

$1,798.90

With our second build option, we are going to make sure your dollar goes further. This system is perfect for the gamer who has a bit more money to spend and is searching for even more frames per second. You’ll find this rig packing a i5-8400 processor and GTX 1070, a perfect combo that delivers higher FPS results when compared to the first build. In addition to the graphics card, we’ve also stepped up the RAM to 16GB and added more power to the PSU. These changes will help make your PC feel more responsive by speeding up load times and ensuring an overall smooth experience.

99 FPS

CPU:
INTEL Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core
CPU COOLER:
GPU:
MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X
RAM:
G.SKILL TridentZ Series RGB 3200 MHz
STORAGE:
SAMSUNG 960 EVO 250 GB
PSU:
Seasonic Focus Plus 750W 80+ Gold

$2,338.90

With our last system, you’ll be getting a premium NZXT H700i case with a crystal-clear, tempered glass side panel to show off your PC’s hardware. This includes a powerful i7-8700K processor and GTX 1080 graphics card that will help achieve the most FPS on the highest graphical settings! You’ll feel like you’re performing at your best because you won’t be missing a single bit of the onscreen action. With this build, you’ll also be getting 16GB of G.SKILL’s beautiful TridentZ RGB series. We’ve also bumped the SSD up to a Samsung 960 Evo for even faster load times!  This PC is perfect for the gamer who craves maximum performance and the best looking hardware.

Which Gaming PC is Right for You?

Gaming PC #1:

If you’re on a budget, we recommend selecting this rig! It delivers solid performing hardware at a low price. Even though this is considered a “budget friendly” build, you won’t be feeling left behind on gameplay. It still has plenty of room for future upgrades as well, such as an SSD for speedier boot times. This build will perform well in 1080p with the recommended 60 FPS.

Gaming PC #2:

This rig kicks the power level up a few notches in exchange for a bit more money. The included i5-8400 processor will be able to tackle even more than the CPU used in Gaming PC #1, and the GTX 1070 GPU will also deliver increased performance. The included SSD is a great value, delivering speedy load times. This is perfect for any gamer looking to buy a rig that will last them a long time without breaking the bank! This build will perform well in 1080p settings but just shy of the coveted 60 FPS in 1440p resolution.

Gaming PC #3:

If you’re looking to scoop up one of the most powerful systems, then this is the PC for you! You’ll get a gorgeous looking system that takes advantage of our latest H700i case which has built-in RGB LED lighting and a CAM Powered Smart Device that automatically optimizes your fan curves! Not only that, but the powerful i7-8700k and GTX 1080 will churn out blistering frame rates so you’re never lagging behind your competition. Pick this system if you want the best in performance and looks. This build will perform well above 60 FPS in both 1080p and 1440p resolution.

Build Your Own Gaming PC Or Let Us Build It For You

We love building PCs and the people who build them. If you want to assemble your own computer but don’t know where to start, learn everything you need to know about building a PC at the NZXT Blog. We can also build a custom gaming PC for your favorite game with guaranteed FPS performance with our BLD PC building service.

Thank you for reading our Final Fantasy XV gaming PC build guide. If you want to see more like it or if you have suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment below and we will be sure to incorporate them into our future guides!

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Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

PC Junkie/Enthusiast/Gamer