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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED. The game is third in a series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The Witcher 3 features the new REDengine 3 game engine, developed by CD Projekt RED and designed specifically for nonlinear RPGs set in vast open world environments. There are reports that a Witcher 3: Enhanced Edition is also in the works, bundling together the game, its expansion packs, and the significant post-launch patches.
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The Witcher III 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Oct 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run The Witcher III We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with max graphics running, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run The Witcher III. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the RPG, Adventure genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2015 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Witcher III PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$139.99
Graphics Card
$179.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$16.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.14
The Witcher III PC Build Total Price $1,170.82
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,175.85.

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

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run The Witcher III at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 5500 XT PowerColor 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 10th Jul 2020 which had it priced at $179.99. Todays price of $179.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right The Witcher III 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 5500 XT PowerColor 4GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $139.99. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 16th Mar 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the The Witcher III PC. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

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

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for The Witcher III, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 5500 XT PowerColor 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

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

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 94 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 67 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

The Witcher III
Radeon RX 5500 XT PowerColor 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Witcher 3 Wild Hunt running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 54 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 75 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our The Witcher III PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Mafia: Definitive Edition, Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Mafia: Definitive Edition we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 27FPS on Ultra and 38FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Cyberpunk 2077 likely to achieve 52FPS on Ultra and 73FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 58 FPS, raising to 81 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Witcher III Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB, which has a 5% 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 $209.