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Dawn of War 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Dawn of War 3 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Dawn of War 3. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at the highest graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Dawn of War 3. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Today we find Dawn of War 3 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 , Strategy, RPG, Real-time 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 2017 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 Dawn of War 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$175.45
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Dawn of War 3 PC Build Total Price $966.08
Rig
3.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $235.24, was previously $1,201.32.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dawn of War 3 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Dawn of War 3 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB is $123.99 on 5th Feb 2020. With a price of $175.45 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 4GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Dawn of War 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 2400G processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Dawn of War 3 and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $149.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $118.98, which we saw it priced at on 3rd Dec 2019.

With a price tag today of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Dawn of War 3 PC. 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 Dawn of War 3 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Dawn of War 3 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dawn of War 3

This computer setup should be looking at getting 72 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Dawn of War 3. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 101 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Dawn of War 3
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Dawn of War 3 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 55 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 77 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Dawn of War 3 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Dying Light 2 should get 72 when run on Ultra and this raises to 101 FPS on High. The popular Resident Evil 8 gets a return of 72 FPS on Ultra and then up to 101 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Days Gone, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 72 FPS run at Ultra and 101 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Dawn of War 3

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like Dawn of War 3 that has , Strategy, RPG, Real-time genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

An Alternative Dawn of War 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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 1650 Asus Dual OC 4GB. It is placed at 9% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Dawn of War 3 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $179.67.