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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.
Rainbow Six: Siege Optimum PC Build 1440p

Rainbow Six: Siege 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Jan 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Tom Clancys Rainbow Six: Siege? 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 Rainbow Six: Siege might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1440p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Rainbow Six: Siege represent good value for money.

Today we find Rainbow Six: Siege is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Shooter, Online game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2015 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Rainbow Six: Siege PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Corsair K63
Cooler Master MM710
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Rainbow Six: Siege PC Build Total Price $1,206.86
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $10.00, was previously $1,216.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p 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 1440p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 on 28th Dec 2019.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 2GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Rainbow Six: Siege 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 5 2400G, which is priced right now at $149.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $118.98, which was on 3rd Dec 2019.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Rainbow Six: Siege experience for the best price point at 1440p.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $54.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Rainbow Six: Siege build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $53.99, which we recorded it at on 25th Jun 2020.

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

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Rainbow Six: Siege PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Rainbow Six: Siege

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 59 FPS in Rainbow Six: Siege at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 83 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Rainbow Six: Siege
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p 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 Tom Clancys Rainbow Six: Siege at 4k would be pulling in about 50 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 35 if you were playing it at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Rainbow Six: Siege PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Far Cry 6, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Genshin Impact. Starting with Far Cry 6 we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 23FPS on Ultra and 32FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Assassins Creed: Valhalla likely to achieve 33FPS on Ultra and 46FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Genshin Impact at Ultra setting we can expect 39 FPS, raising to 54 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Rainbow Six: Siege

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Shooter, Online, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Rainbow Six: Siege PC build.

Rainbow Six: Siege Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, Shooter, Online, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative Rainbow Six: Siege Graphics Card Option for 1440p

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 Rainbow Six: Siege 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.