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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Witcher 3 Wild Hunt really well, and for the best possible price today? Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra settings selected, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

This title falls in the , RPG, Adventure 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 2016 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 The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$175.45
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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Build Total Price $959.96
Rig
3.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $216.83, was previously $1,176.79.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $175.45 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 5th Feb 2020 which had it priced at $123.99.

Selecting The Right The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $167.87. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 16th Mar 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 55 FPS in The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 77 FPS for High graphics settings.

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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 42 FPS on Ultra or 59 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Witcher 3 Wild Hunt PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Far Cry 6 will get 55 on Ultra and 77 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB. Whereas on Battlefield 2042 we see a return of 55 FPS on Ultra and 77 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Days Gone, which is 55 FPS run at Ultra and 77 on High.

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An Alternative The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 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 GTX 2050 Ti 4GB, which has a 8% 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 $139.99 at the moment.