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Watch Dogs Legion 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Watch Dogs Legion recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Watch Dogs 3. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Watch Dogs Legion falls into the , Strategy, Action, Adventure genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2020 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 1 spot. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Watch Dogs Legion 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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Watch Dogs Legion PC Build Total Price $1,066.62
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,312.87.

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

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 6GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 6 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Watch Dogs Legion 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 5 2600 processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Watch Dogs Legion experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $185.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

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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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Watch Dogs 3 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Days Gone should get 63 when run on Ultra and this raises to 88 FPS on High. The popular Battlefield 2042 gets a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and then up to 88 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Far Cry 6, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Watch Dogs Legion

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Strategy, Action, Adventure genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Watch Dogs Legion.

An Alternative Watch Dogs Legion Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $899.98.