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Crusader Kings III 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Crusader Kings 3 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Crusader Kings III from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, using 1440p monitor resolution. 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.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Sandbox, Management, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Crusader Kings III would have been built on PC hardware from 2020 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Crusader Kings III 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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Crusader Kings III PC Build Total Price $917.50
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $324.72, was previously $1,242.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Crusader Kings III PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Crusader Kings III at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

4GB of VRAM is needed by Crusader Kings III. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Crusader Kings III 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Crusader Kings III well at this resolution. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is currently priced at a competitive $167.87. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $72.99 ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Crusader Kings III At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. 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 1440p Ultra Settings on Crusader Kings III

This computer setup should be looking at getting 48 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1440p screen size in Crusader Kings III. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 68 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Crusader Kings 3 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 29 FPS average, at 4k Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 4k graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 40 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Crusader Kings III it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Dying Light 2 will get 48FPS on Ultra settings raising to 68FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Grand Theft Auto VI returns 48FPS on Ultra and 68FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Resident Evil 8 may see 48 FPS running at Ultra, and 68 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Crusader Kings III Graphics Card Option for 1440p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $219.99.