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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition collect together the original game, 16 bonus DLCs and the Heart of Stone and Blood & Wine expansion packs, offering hundreds of hours of entertainment.
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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Nov 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Witcher 3 Wild Hunt then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with max graphics running, while running on 1080p screen res. 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.

Today we find The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the RPG, Adventure game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2016 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.50
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Build Total Price $1,316.56
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.07, was previously $1,171.48.

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

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $308.14, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 on 19th Dec 2019.

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

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $158.5. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

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

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $50.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 7th Jan 2020.

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

Our PC build can run The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 129 and we would expect an average of 92 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

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We expect Witcher 3 Wild Hunt would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 70 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 98 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Watch Dogs Legion is expected to achieve 78FPS on Ultra and 109FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Assassins Creed: Valhalla we would find 30FPS on Ultra raising to 42FPS at High. For our last comparison, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, we would likely achieve 52 FPS on Ultra and 72 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 19% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $239.99 today.