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Watch Dogs 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Watch Dogs 2? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Watch Dogs 2 might put on the gaming PC. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra settings selected, using 1080p monitor resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Watch Dogs 2 listed on the page.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following , Strategy, Action, Adventure genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2016 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is sat in 1 position in our most demanding games list right now. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Watch Dogs 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Watch Dogs 2 PC Build Total Price $955.62
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $231.24, was previously $1,186.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Watch Dogs 2 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Watch Dogs 2 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 3 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Watch Dogs 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 Watch Dogs 2 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2400G, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $149.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A low end price for this CPU would be $118.98, which we saw it priced at on 3rd Dec 2019.

Having the competitive price tag of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Watch Dogs 2 PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $51.88, which was recorded at 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Watch Dogs 2 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Watch Dogs 2 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Watch Dogs 2

Our PC build can run Watch Dogs 2 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 89 and we would expect an average of 64 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, Ryzen 5 2400G combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Watch Dogs 2 at 1440p would be pulling in about 68 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Watch Dogs 2 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Battlefield 2042 will get 64FPS on Ultra settings raising to 89FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Resident Evil 8 returns 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Back 4 Blood may see 64 FPS running at Ultra, and 89 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Watch Dogs 2

As Watch Dogs 2 falls into the , Strategy, Action, Adventure genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

An Alternative Watch Dogs 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is placed at 4% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Watch Dogs 2 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $219.99.