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Resident Evil 2 Remake 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Resident Evil 2 Remake then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on the best graphics possible, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. 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.

Today we find Resident Evil 2 Remake 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 , Action 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 2019 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 Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Build Total Price $992.50
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,202.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Resident Evil 2 Remake 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 Resident Evil 2 Remake at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Our graphics card will need 3GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 6GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Resident Evil 2 Remake 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Resident Evil 2 Remake experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $167.87. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 16th Mar 2020 priced at $119.99.

And with the motherboard costing $72.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. 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 Resident Evil 2 Remake At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Resident Evil 2 Remake, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 1080p Ultra Settings on Resident Evil 2 Remake

Our PC build can run Resident Evil 2 Remake at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 96 and we would expect an average of 69 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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We expect Resident Evil 2 Remake would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 52 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 73 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Resident Evil 2 Remake PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles FIFA 22, Days Gone and Forza Horizon 5. Starting with FIFA 22 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Days Gone likely to achieve 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Forza Horizon 5 at Ultra setting we can expect 69 FPS, raising to 96 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Resident Evil 2 Remake 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.