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SteamWorld Dig 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play SteamWorld Dig 2, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run SteamWorld Dig 2 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time at top end graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Today we find SteamWorld Dig 2 is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Adventure, Platformer game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2017 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance SteamWorld Dig 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
SteamWorld Dig 2 PC Build Total Price $878.51
Rig
1.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $235.24, was previously $1,113.75.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p SteamWorld Dig 2 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 SteamWorld Dig 2 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 550X 4GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Todays price is $99.88 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 $99.88 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right SteamWorld Dig 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the Radeon RX 550X 4GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run SteamWorld Dig 2 well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $199.99. You can get this processor for $56.98, which we saw it at that price on 7th Jul 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

With a price tag today of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the SteamWorld Dig 2 PC. This motherboard was priced at $51.88, which we saw on 18th Feb 2021. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For SteamWorld Dig 2 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for SteamWorld Dig 2, 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 $42.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 550X 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on SteamWorld Dig 2

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 88 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 63 at 1080p.

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SteamWorld Dig 2
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

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

To ensure we are making a good choice with this SteamWorld Dig 2 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, Resident Evil 8 and Dying Light 2 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 63 and at High settings an FPS of 88 frames. In comparison Resident Evil 8 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 63, improving to 88 FPS on High settings. Lastly Dying Light 2 will see an Ultra FPS of around 63 which improves to a 88 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative SteamWorld Dig 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 118% better performance difference GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for SteamWorld Dig 2. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $239.99 today.