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WWE 2K18 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for WWE 2K18? 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 WWE 2K18 might put on the gaming PC. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. WWE 2K18 is a title which sits in the , Sim, Sport genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2017 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance WWE 2K18 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$189.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
WWE 2K18 PC Build Total Price $942.50
Rig
7.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,152.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p WWE 2K18 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for WWE 2K18 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $189.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Jan 2020 and it was priced at $173.91. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is a great match for WWE 2K18 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $170 during the past two weeks.

Selecting The Right WWE 2K18 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 WWE 2K18 experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this WWE 2K18 PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For WWE 2K18 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. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on WWE 2K18

Running a PC build with these hardware components for WWE 2K18 we expect to see about a 85 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 61 at 1080p.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 47 FPS on Ultra or 65 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for WWE 2K18 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Battlefield 2042 is expected to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Days Gone we would find 61FPS on Ultra raising to 85FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 61 FPS on Ultra and 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative WWE 2K18 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB instead, which comes with a 2% better performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $219.99 at the moment.