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Following the cancellation of Rainbow Six Patriots, Rainbow Six Siege is set to be the first next-gen Rainbow Six title. Shifting away from a single-player experience, Rainbow Six Siege focuses on asymmetrical multiplayer, with two teams of five going head to head in six 3-minute matches. No spawns, a mix of objectives, and the ability to blow through any window, door or wall means this will a rapid-paced tactical online affair.
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Rainbow Six: Siege 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Tom Clancys Rainbow Six: Siege then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Rainbow Six: Siege from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at top end graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Rainbow Six: Siege listed on the page.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Rainbow Six: Siege we can see that it is in the Shooter, Online genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2015. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Rainbow Six: Siege PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$65.00
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Rainbow Six: Siege PC Build Total Price $1,234.87
Rig
3.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.04, was previously $1,234.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Rainbow Six: Siege PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Rainbow Six: Siege in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $169.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $169.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $169.99.

Our graphics card will need 2GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 4GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Rainbow Six: Siege 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2400G processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $149.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $118.98, which we saw it priced at on 3rd Dec 2019.

And with the motherboard costing $65.00 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Rainbow Six: Siege At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Rainbow Six: Siege, 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 HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $30.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 2400G and GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A low price point for this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was spotted on 19th Oct 2020, where we saw it at $30.99.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Rainbow Six: Siege

With this current build we expect to see a return of 69 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Rainbow Six: Siege. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 97 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Rainbow Six: Siege
GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Tom Clancys Rainbow Six: Siege 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

We should check some other games performance with our Rainbow Six: Siege PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to return 10 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 14 frames per second on High. Assassins Creed: Valhalla would return 25 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 37 FPS at High settings. With Watch Dogs Legion we expect 24 FPS running at Ultra settings and 33 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Rainbow Six: Siege

We have opted for the Logitech G502 SE Hero because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Shooter, Online game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

Rainbow Six: Siege Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Logitech G635 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Rainbow Six: Siege 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 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a 30% 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 $164.99 at the moment.