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Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Nov 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Total Warhammer on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition experience. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition represent good value for money.

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 Strategy, Management, Turn-based 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 2017 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today 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 Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.50
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
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
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition PC Build Total Price $1,174.53
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $41.26, was previously $1,215.79.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $164.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $158.5. 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 Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was priced at $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. 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 Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition

Our PC build can run Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 144 and we would expect an average of 103 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Total Warhammer running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 78 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 109 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Total Warhammer PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Horizon: Zero Dawn should get 55 when run on Ultra and this raises to 76 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 48 FPS on Ultra and then up to 67 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 30 FPS run at Ultra and 42 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition 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 6GB graphics card has a 4% 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 $219.99.