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Overwatch 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Overwatch? 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 Overwatch might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Today we find Overwatch is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Shooter, Online, Action 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 2016 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Overwatch PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Overwatch PC Build Total Price $989.63
Rig
1.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $210.13, was previously $1,199.76.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Overwatch PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Overwatch at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 550X 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $99.88 which really helped mark it as a good fit. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks.

This build will need to have at least 2GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 4GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Overwatch 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $199.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 7th Jul 2020 priced at $56.98.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $59.99, which provides it a place in our build today. 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 Overwatch At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Overwatch built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Overwatch

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Overwatch we expect to see about a 78 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 56 at 1080p.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 43 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 60 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Overwatch PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Dying Light 2, Battlefield 2042 and Far Cry 6. Starting with Dying Light 2 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 56FPS on Ultra and 78FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Battlefield 2042 likely to achieve 56FPS on Ultra and 78FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Far Cry 6 at Ultra setting we can expect 56 FPS, raising to 78 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Overwatch

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Shooter, Online, Action genre type that Overwatch sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Overwatch Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Overwatch falls within the following game genre grouping, , Shooter, Online, Action, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Overwatch Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB graphics card has a 118% 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 $239.99.