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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Apr 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with the highest ultra graphics, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. 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.

Today we find Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 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 Shooter, Action 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 2017 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 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$229.95
Graphics Card
$179.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$62.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 500W Bq 80+ Bronze
$60.89
SSD
Pioneer SSD 512GB
$61.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$64.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$38.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC Build Total Price $1,079.22
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $13.93, was previously $1,093.15.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 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 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is $179.99 recorded at 16th Dec 2019. Todays price is $179.99 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 $20 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 4GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i5-9600 6-Core 3.1GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $229.95. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9600 6-Core 3.1GHz was $199.99, which we spotted on 28th Nov 2019.This CPU and GPU provide the required Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $49.46 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is well priced at $62.99 and fits with the Core i5-9600 6-Core 3.1GHz and Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $54.99 on 20th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

With this current build we expect to see a return of 65 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 90 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 49 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 69 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is expected to return 58 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 81 frames per second on High. Half-Life: Alyx would return 34 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 47 FPS at High settings. With Halo: The Master Chief Collection we expect 50 FPS running at Ultra settings and 70 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Logitech G502 SE Hero is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 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 Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 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 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB instead, which comes with a 1% worse performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $219.99 at the moment.