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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
$730.93
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$67.99
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 $1,534.56
Rig
99
Score
Future 2 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 GeForce RTX 2080 today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 is $650.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Todays price is $730.93 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $169.06, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

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 GeForce RTX 2080 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. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 18th Feb 2021 where it was $51.88.

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 Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $67.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 30th Nov 2020, represented a low price point $49.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

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

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 200+ FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 200 at 1080p.

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SteamWorld Dig 2
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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 152 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 200+ 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 200 and at High settings an FPS of 200+ frames. In comparison Resident Evil 8 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 200, improving to 200+ FPS on High settings. Lastly Dying Light 2 will see an Ultra FPS of around 200 which improves to a 200+ 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 39% worse 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.