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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a direct sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. Lara Croft is travelling the globe in search of the truth behind further myths, to prove she isn't insane. This third-person action-adventure game takes place amongst harsh deserts and deadly arctic mountains. Lara must improvise weaponry and overcome complex platforming tasks in order to survive.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Oct 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration 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 max graphics running, while running on 1080p screen res. 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.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is a title which sits in the Strategy, Action, Adventure, Puzzler genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2016 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$199.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.97
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$30.99
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PC Build Total Price $1,221.78
Rig
0.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $14.70, was previously $1,236.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB is $123.97 on 24th Mar 2020. Todays price is $199.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $8.88 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz, which is priced right now at $160.49. Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PC build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $30.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB and Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A low price point for this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was spotted on 19th Oct 2020, where we saw it at $30.99.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 60 FPS at Ultra settings for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 83 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 64 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 45.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include FIFA 21, Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with FIFA 21 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 170 and at High settings an FPS of 200+ frames. In comparison Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 54, improving to 76 FPS on High settings. Lastly Watch Dogs Legion will see an Ultra FPS of around 56 which improves to a 78 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

The Strategy, Action, Adventure, Puzzler genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

An Alternative Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB graphics card has a 1% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $209.99.