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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Shadow of the Tomb Raider recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with top tier graphics options selected, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the , Action, Adventure, Puzzler genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2018 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. The devs have created the game using the Dawn Engine platform. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as 1 placed game on our most demanding games of today list at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC Build Total Price $1,004.62
Rig
80
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,250.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Shadow of the Tomb Raider 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 Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p 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 1080p. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. 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.

Our PC build has 6GB 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 6GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Shadow of the Tomb Raider build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $185.99 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 Ryzen 5 2600 is $59.9 on 7th Jul 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our 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 Shadow of the Tomb Raider At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Shadow of the Tomb Raider build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. 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 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

With this current build we expect to see a return of 63 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 75 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 57 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Dying Light 2 will get 63 on Ultra and 75 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Whereas on Resident Evil 8 we see a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and 75 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Battlefield 2042, which is 63 FPS run at Ultra and 75 on High.

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An Alternative Shadow of the Tomb Raider Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $899.98.