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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with ultra graphics settings, running 1440p as the native screen size. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition we can see that it is in the , RPG, Adventure genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2016. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1440p 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
39
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $274.26, was previously $1,234.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Witcher 3 Wild Hunt at 1440p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1440p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 5th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $123.99. Todays price is $175.45 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today.

Selecting The Right The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is $119.99 on 16th Mar 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

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

To make sure we meet the The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1440p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 59 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 42 at 1440p.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1440p build was to run Witcher 3 Wild Hunt at 4k Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 35 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 25.

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 1440p. To begin we see that Far Cry 6 is expected to achieve 42FPS on Ultra and 59FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Battlefield 2042 we would find 42FPS on Ultra raising to 59FPS at High. For our last comparison, Days Gone, we would likely achieve 42 FPS on Ultra and 59 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition Graphics Card Option for 1440p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB, which has a 8% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $139.99.