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State of Decay 2 was announced at E3 2016. A co-operative sandbox zombie survival game, players scavenge for supplies and attempt to survive against the zombie onslaught.
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State Of Decay 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Jul 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play State Of Decay 2 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great State Of Decay 2 experience. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with top tier graphics options selected, running 1080p as the native screen size. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new State Of Decay 2 build.

State Of Decay 2 is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Shooter, Online genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 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 not really figuring in our more popular games lists. 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 State Of Decay 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$73.99
Graphics Card
$149.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$57.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.18
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$67.90
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$43.23
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
State Of Decay 2 PC Build Total Price $891.66
Rig
3.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $24.58, was previously $916.24.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p State Of Decay 2 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $149.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB is $134.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run State Of Decay 2 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

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 4GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right State Of Decay 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great State Of Decay 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 $73.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz was $59, which we spotted on 27th May 2020.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For State Of Decay 2 At The Right Price

Our State Of Decay 2 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $57.99. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz being sold for a low price of $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on State Of Decay 2

Now on to the frame rates for our State Of Decay 2 running on GeForce GTX 1650 PNY XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition 4GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 97 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 69 FPS.

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Increasing the screen resolution for State Of Decay 2 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 53 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 74 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this State Of Decay 2 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. TrackMania Nations Remake will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 200+ and a High setting FPS of 200+ frames. Call of Duty Warzone expects Ultra FPS around 34 which will improve to 47 FPS for High settings. Horizon: Zero Dawn is expected to be around 38 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 53 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For State Of Decay 2

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like State Of Decay 2 that has Shooter, Online 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.

State Of Decay 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative State Of Decay 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB, which has a 14% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $139.99 at the moment.