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The Witcher III 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Witcher 3 Wild Hunt? 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 The Witcher III might put on the gaming PC. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on ultra graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. 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.

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 The Witcher III. 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 , RPG, 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 The Witcher III would have been built on PC hardware from around 2015 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 The Witcher III PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$175.45
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
The Witcher III PC Build Total Price $959.96
Rig
39
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,169.68.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Witcher III PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run The Witcher III at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $175.45, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 5th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $123.99.

Selecting The Right The Witcher III 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is priced right now at $167.87. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 16th Mar 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid The Witcher III experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. This motherboard was priced at $59.99, which we saw on 4th Apr 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Witcher III At The Right Price

The The Witcher III PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Witcher III

With this current build we expect to see a return of 55 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in The Witcher III. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 77 FPS for High graphics settings.

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The Witcher III
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Witcher 3 Wild Hunt would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 42 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 59 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Witcher 3 Wild Hunt PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Back 4 Blood, FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Back 4 Blood we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 55 and at High settings an FPS of 77 frames. In comparison FIFA 22 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 55, improving to 77 FPS on High settings. Lastly Far Cry 6 will see an Ultra FPS of around 55 which improves to a 77 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative The Witcher III Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB. It is placed at 8% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up The Witcher III frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $139.99.