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Io Interactive has said it has plans to have a second season of its episodic Hitman reboot. Players will be dropped into one of several locations, tasked with finding and eliminating targets through any means necessary.
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Hitman 2 (2018) 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Sep 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Hitman - Season 2 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Hitman 2 (2018) from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at top end graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Hitman 2 (2018) represent good value for money.

This title falls in the Shooter, Stealth genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. We know that it was built on the Glacier platform by the developers. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2018 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 66, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. 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 Hitman 2 (2018) PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
AITC FZ300 M.2 SSD 512GB
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Cooler Master MM710
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Hitman 2 (2018) PC Build Total Price $1,128.38
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $19.00, was previously $1,147.38.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Hitman 2 (2018) PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $379.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is $379 recorded at 20th Aug 2020.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Hitman 2 (2018) at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $40, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 8 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Hitman 2 (2018) 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Hitman 2 (2018) build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $144.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. You can get this processor for $59.9, which we saw it at that price on 7th Jul 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $55.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $53.99, on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Hitman 2 (2018) At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Hitman 2 (2018) requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $51.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Hitman 2 (2018)

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 103 FPS at Ultra settings for Hitman 2 (2018), while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 144 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Hitman 2 (2018)
Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Hitman - Season 2 at 1440p would be pulling in about 114 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 81 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Hitman - Season 2 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Mafia: Definitive Edition should get 55 when run on Ultra and this raises to 76 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 75 FPS on Ultra and then up to 105 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 75 FPS run at Ultra and 105 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Hitman 2 (2018)

The Shooter, Stealth genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Hitman 2 (2018) Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Shooter, Stealth, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

An Alternative Hitman 2 (2018) Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, which has a 3% worse 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 $379.99 at the moment.