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

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with the highest ultra graphics, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 listed on the page.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 falls into the , RPG, Action, Adventure genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2022 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 1 spot. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

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
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 PC Build Total Price $2,439.00
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $2,685.25.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $151.4, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB is $1199.99 on 9th Dec 2019. With a price of $1348.37 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

This build will need to have at least 8GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 11GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

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

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $479.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. You can get this processor for $139, which we saw it at that price on 7th Jul 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. This motherboard was priced at $51.88, which we saw on 18th Feb 2021. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 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. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

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

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 45 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 64 FPS on High settings.

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. Far Cry 6 will get 60 on Ultra and 83 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Zotac Amp Extreme 11GB. Whereas on Forza Horizon 5 we see a return of 60 FPS on Ultra and 83 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Dying Light 2, which is 60 FPS run at Ultra and 83 on High.

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

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB graphics card has a 1% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $1288.