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Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor 2 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 ultra graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. 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.

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. Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a title which sits in the , Action, Adventure, Stealth 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 1080p Price to Performance Middle-earth: Shadow of War 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
Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC Build Total Price $992.50
Rig
80
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $229.72, was previously $1,222.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Middle-earth: Shadow of War 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 GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is a great match for Middle-earth: Shadow of War at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1080p 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 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Middle-earth: Shadow of War 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.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Middle-earth: Shadow of War build for a good reason. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Middle-earth: Shadow of War At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Middle-earth: Shadow of War 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. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. 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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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor 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 Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Dying Light 2, Forza Horizon 5 and Days Gone. Starting with Dying Light 2 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Forza Horizon 5 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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An Alternative Middle-earth: Shadow of War Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It has a 7% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $899.98.