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Halo Wars 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Halo Wars 2 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Halo Wars 2 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with max graphics running, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Halo Wars 2 is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Strategy, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2017 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 Halo Wars 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Halo Wars 2 PC Build Total Price $1,086.63
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,296.35.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Halo Wars 2 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Halo Wars 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price of $239.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Halo Wars 2 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Halo Wars 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Halo Wars 2 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $200 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 1st Dec 2020, which had it marked up at $161.03.

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 Halo Wars 2 At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Halo Wars 2 PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. 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 Halo Wars 2

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Halo Wars 2. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 88 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Halo Wars 2
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Halo Wars 2 running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 67 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Halo Wars 2 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Battlefield 2042, Back 4 Blood and Days Gone. Starting with Battlefield 2042 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Back 4 Blood likely to achieve 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Days Gone at Ultra setting we can expect 63 FPS, raising to 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Halo Wars 2

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like Halo Wars 2 that has , Strategy, Action 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 Halo Wars 2 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 Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% 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 $899.98.