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Total War: Three Kingdoms 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Total War: China? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Total War: Three Kingdoms might put on the gaming PC. 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, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Total War: Three Kingdoms we can see that it is in the , Strategy, Turn-based genre categories and the devs chose to build it on the Total War Game Engine platform. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2019. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Total War: Three Kingdoms PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Total War: Three Kingdoms PC Build Total Price $1,148.77
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $226.25, was previously $1,375.02.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War: Three Kingdoms PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Total War: China at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $297.52. Todays price is $308.14 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right Total War: Three Kingdoms 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $199.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 7th Jul 2020 where we saw it for $56.98.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays Total War: Three Kingdoms build for a good reason. 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 Total War: Three Kingdoms 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: Three Kingdoms PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, 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. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Total War: Three Kingdoms

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 69 FPS in Total War: Three Kingdoms at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 96 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 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 War: China running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 52 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 73 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Total War: China PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Days Gone will get 69 on Ultra and 96 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Whereas on Back 4 Blood we see a return of 69 FPS on Ultra and 96 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Resident Evil 8, which is 69 FPS run at Ultra and 96 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War: Three Kingdoms

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Total War: Three Kingdoms has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Strategy, Turn-based genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

An Alternative Total War: Three Kingdoms Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.