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Watch Dogs Legion is an open-world action-packed sandbox set in a near-future dystopic vision of London. Players in Watch Dogs Legion can recruit and play as anyone at all in the city, as well as hack armed drones, deploy spider-bots.
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Watch Dogs Legion 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Watch Dogs Legion then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Watch Dogs 3. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate 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 Watch Dogs Legion. 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 Strategy, Action, Adventure 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 Watch Dogs Legion would have been built on PC hardware from around 2020 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 Watch Dogs Legion PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$140.09
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.67
HDD
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$59.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$30.99
Watch Dogs Legion PC Build Total Price $960.66
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $3.84, was previously $964.50.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Watch Dogs Legion PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Watch Dogs Legion in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. 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, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.

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 Watch Dogs Legion 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600 processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $140.09. You can get this processor for $59.9, which we saw it at that price on 7th Jul 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $54.99. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Watch Dogs Legion At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Watch Dogs Legion built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $49.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and Ryzen 5 2600 selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz being sold for a low price of $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Watch Dogs Legion

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Watch Dogs Legion we expect to see about a 88 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 63 at 1080p.

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Watch Dogs Legion
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Watch Dogs 3 at 1440p would be pulling in about 67 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Watch Dogs Legion PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Grand Theft Auto VI. Starting with Assassins Creed: Valhalla we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 43FPS on Ultra and 63FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War likely to achieve 59FPS on Ultra and 82FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Grand Theft Auto VI at Ultra setting we can expect 44 FPS, raising to 62 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Watch Dogs Legion

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Watch Dogs Legion because it falls into the Strategy, Action, Adventure genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

An Alternative Watch Dogs Legion Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $962.99 at the moment.