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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Jul 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with top tier graphics options selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 represent good value for money.

This title falls in the Action, Adventure, RPG 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 2022 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 2, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 17 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$479.99
Graphics Card
$1,348.37
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$57.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$34.99
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 PC Build Total Price $2,688.24
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $9.20, was previously $2,697.44.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $1348.37 which really helped mark it as a good fit.For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 9th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $1199.99. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $151.4 during the past two weeks.

8GB of VRAM is needed by S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB comes with 11GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $479.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $139, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 build for a good reason. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 At The Right Price

Our S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $52.99. A price point for this RAM was down to $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Now on to the frame rates for our S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 running on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 83 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 60 FPS.

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PC Build Research Area

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 64 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 45.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Star Citizen will get 108 on Ultra and 151 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB. Whereas on Resident Evil 8 we see a return of 78 FPS on Ultra and 109 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Battlefield 6, which is 94 FPS run at Ultra and 117 on High.

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An Alternative S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB, which has a 1% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $1288 at the moment.