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Total War: Warhammer Fantasy 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Total Warhammer then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with the highest ultra graphics, running 1080p as the native screen size. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

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 Total War: Warhammer Fantasy we can see that it is in the , Strategy, Management, Turn-based 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 2016. 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 one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of 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 Total War: Warhammer Fantasy PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Total War: Warhammer Fantasy PC Build Total Price $979.50
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $241.22, was previously $1,220.72.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War: Warhammer Fantasy PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Total War: Warhammer Fantasy at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $14.01 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159. Todays price of $164.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Total War: Warhammer Fantasy 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Total War: Warhammer Fantasy experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $167.87. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 16th Mar 2020 priced at $119.99.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Total War: Warhammer Fantasy build for a good reason. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War: Warhammer Fantasy At The Right Price

The Total War: Warhammer Fantasy PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. 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 Total War: Warhammer Fantasy

This computer setup should be looking at getting 103 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Total War: Warhammer Fantasy. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 144 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 78 FPS on Ultra or 109 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Total War: Warhammer Fantasy performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Resident Evil 8 is expected to achieve 103FPS on Ultra and 144FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Grand Theft Auto VI we would find 103FPS on Ultra raising to 144FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 103 FPS on Ultra and 144 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War: Warhammer Fantasy

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Total War: Warhammer Fantasy because it falls into the , Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

An Alternative Total War: Warhammer Fantasy Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB instead, which comes with a 4% better performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $219.99 at the moment.