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A new Baldurs Gate game is in the works from Enhanced Edition developer Beamdog. Little is known about it at the moment, other than the so-called Baldurs Gate 3 is set between the events of Baldurs Gate and Baldurs Gate 2. We will update with more details as soon as we hear them.
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Baldurs Gate 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Jul 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Baldurs Gate 3? 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 Baldurs Gate 3 might put on the gaming PC. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Baldurs Gate 3 is a title which sits in the RPG genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2019 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Baldurs Gate 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$115.00
Graphics Card
$149.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$74.06
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.18
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.98
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$19.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$49.99
Baldurs Gate 3 PC Build Total Price $890.58
Rig
2.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $25.65, was previously $864.93.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Baldurs Gate 3 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $149.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $134.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Baldurs Gate 3 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right Baldurs Gate 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-8100 4-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 $115. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $109.99, which was on 13th Dec 2019.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Baldurs Gate 3 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Baldurs Gate 3 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. The cheapest system memory price for Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $29.49, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Baldurs Gate 3

Our PC build can run Baldurs Gate 3 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 86 and we would expect an average of 62 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB, Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Baldurs Gate 3
GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Baldurs Gate 3 would return 47 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 66 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Baldurs Gate 3 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Doom Eternal will get 38 on Ultra and 53 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB. Whereas on Death Stranding we see a return of 38 FPS on Ultra and 53 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Call of Duty Warzone, which is 34 FPS run at Ultra and 47 on High.

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An Alternative Baldurs Gate 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB graphics card has a 14% 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 $139.99.