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Half Life VR 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Half Life VR, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Half Life VR and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with top tier graphics options selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. 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.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Half Life VR. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Shooter genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Half Life VR would have been built on PC hardware from around or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Half Life VR PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$397.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Half Life VR PC Build Total Price $1,273.74
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $239.39, was previously $1,513.13.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Half Life VR PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Half Life VR in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $397.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 6th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $376.05.

Selecting The Right Half Life VR 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 2600 processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Half Life VR and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $185.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $59.9, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Half Life VR PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Half Life VR At The Right Price

Our Half Life VR built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 2600 and Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Half Life VR

Our PC build can run Half Life VR at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, Ryzen 5 2600 combo we have put into this computer.

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Half Life VR
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

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 47 FPS on Ultra or 65 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Half Life VR 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 Resident Evil 8 is expected to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Back 4 Blood we would find 61FPS on Ultra raising to 85FPS at High. For our last comparison, Far Cry 6, we would likely achieve 61 FPS on Ultra and 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Half Life VR

As Half Life VR falls into the , Shooter genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Half Life VR Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the , Shooter genre type that Half Life VR sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Half Life VR Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $379.99.