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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd 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. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at top end graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 not on our list of most demanding games. 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 1440p Price to Performance The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$139.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
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
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
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 $1,215.21
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $4.62, was previously $1,219.83.

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

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition at 1440p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1440p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

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

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $139.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 16th Mar 2020, which had it marked up at $119.99.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s 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 $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

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 HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $30.99. 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 1440p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

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

This computer setup should be looking at getting 73 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1440p screen size in The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 102 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 43 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 61 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for The Witcher III - Game of the Year Edition runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1440p is also something worth considering. Looking at FIFA 21 we see this pc build is likely to get 133FPS on Ultra and 183FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Cyberpunk 2077 to return 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is 18 FPS running at Ultra, and 25 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 AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $564.99.