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Destiny 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Destiny 2, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Destiny 2 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on the best graphics possible, while running on 1080p screen res. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Destiny 2. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

This title falls in the , Shooter, Online, RPG genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2017 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Destiny 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$219.99
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
Destiny 2 PC Build Total Price $1,083.62
Rig
74
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.60, was previously $1,277.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Destiny 2 PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Destiny 2 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 31st Jan 2020 which had it priced at $219.99. Todays price is $219.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today.

Destiny 2 needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has 6GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Destiny 2 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 Destiny 2 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. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. 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 Destiny 2 At The Right Price

The Destiny 2 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Destiny 2

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 61 FPS at Ultra settings for Destiny 2, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 85 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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If this 1080p build was to run Destiny 2 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 65 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 47.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Destiny 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 Forza Horizon 5, FIFA 22 and Back 4 Blood so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 61 and at High settings an FPS of 85 frames. In comparison FIFA 22 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 61, improving to 85 FPS on High settings. Lastly Back 4 Blood will see an Ultra FPS of around 61 which improves to a 85 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Destiny 2

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Shooter, Online, RPG genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Logitech G635 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Destiny 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a 4% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $164.99.