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Destiny 2 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Destiny 2 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Destiny 2 In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1440p 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.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Destiny 2 is a title which sits in the , Shooter, Online, RPG genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2017 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1440p 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 $286.74, was previously $1,370.36.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Destiny 2 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Destiny 2 at 1440p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $219.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 31st Jan 2020 where we saw it for $219.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB is a great match for Destiny 2 at 1440p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 6GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Destiny 2 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Destiny 2 well at this resolution. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is currently priced at a competitive $167.87. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 16th Mar 2020 priced at $119.99.

At $72.99 the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Destiny 2 PC build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 4th Apr 2020 where it was $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Destiny 2 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Destiny 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. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Destiny 2

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 47 FPS in Destiny 2 at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 65 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 28 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 39 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Destiny 2 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1440p. Forza Horizon 5 should get 47 when run on Ultra and this raises to 65 FPS on High. The popular FIFA 22 gets a return of 47 FPS on Ultra and then up to 65 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Back 4 Blood, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 47 FPS run at Ultra and 65 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Destiny 2

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Destiny 2 because it falls into the , Shooter, Online, RPG genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Destiny 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Destiny 2 is a , Shooter, Online, RPG genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Logitech G635 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Destiny 2 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 4% worse performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $164.99.