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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: 29th Mar 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
Graphics Card
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Corsair K63
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Logitech G430 7.1 USB
Watch Dogs Legion PC Build Total Price $1,058.56
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $17.51, was previously $1,076.07.

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 Phoenix 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $229.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $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 3GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 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 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 i5-9500 6-Core 3.0GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $223.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 28th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $223.99.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB and Core i5-9500 6-Core 3.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 2nd Feb 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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PC Build Research Area

Watch Dogs Legion
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 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 Half-Life: Alyx, Resident Evil 3 Remake and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Starting with Half-Life: Alyx we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 43FPS on Ultra and 60FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Resident Evil 3 Remake likely to achieve 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Ori and the Will of the Wisps at Ultra setting we can expect 71 FPS, raising to 99 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 Razer DeathAdder Elite 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 Razer DeathAdder Elite 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 $266.47 at the moment.