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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 really well, and for the best possible price today? In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra settings selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Shooter genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2016 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 PC Build Total Price $1,018.25
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $1,231.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $157.5. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz was $59, which we spotted on 27th May 2020.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 At The Right Price

Our Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 64.

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 68 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include FIFA 22, Battlefield 2042 and Resident Evil 8 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with FIFA 22 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 64 and at High settings an FPS of 89 frames. In comparison Battlefield 2042 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 64, improving to 89 FPS on High settings. Lastly Resident Evil 8 will see an Ultra FPS of around 64 which improves to a 89 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

As Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 falls into the , Shooter genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 falls within the following game genre grouping, , Shooter, 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 Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It has a 4% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $219.99.