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Total War: Warhammer 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Total War: Warhammer 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 Total War: Warhammer 2 really well, and for the best possible price today? Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 , Strategy, Management, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Total War: Warhammer 2 would have been built on PC hardware from 2017 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 1080p Price to Performance Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Build Total Price $1,122.65
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,332.37.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Total War: Warhammer 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 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $308.14. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 on 19th Dec 2019. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is a great match for Total War: Warhammer 2 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $10.62, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right Total War: Warhammer 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is priced right now at $167.87. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 16th Mar 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Total War: Warhammer 2 experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Total War: Warhammer 2 PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War: Warhammer 2 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Total War: Warhammer 2 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. 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 Total War: Warhammer 2

Our PC build can run Total War: Warhammer 2 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 133 and we would expect an average of 178 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Total War: Warhammer 2 at 1440p would be pulling in about 102 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 135 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Total War: Warhammer 2 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Forza Horizon 5 should get 178 when run on Ultra and this raises to 133 FPS on High. The popular Far Cry 6 gets a return of 178 FPS on Ultra and then up to 133 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Days Gone, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 178 FPS run at Ultra and 133 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War: Warhammer 2

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Total War: Warhammer 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB, which is similar, with a 5% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $299.99.