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SteamWorld Dig 2 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet SteamWorld Dig 2 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for SteamWorld Dig 2. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. SteamWorld Dig 2 falls into the , Adventure, Platformer genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2017 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 1 spot. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1440p 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
14
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $296.36, was previously $1,174.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p SteamWorld Dig 2 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 SteamWorld Dig 2 at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $99.88, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for SteamWorld Dig 2. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $99.88, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right SteamWorld Dig 2 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this SteamWorld Dig 2 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $199.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $56.98, which we noticed it on 7th Jul 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays SteamWorld Dig 2 build for a good reason. 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

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. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on SteamWorld Dig 2

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 48 FPS at Ultra settings for SteamWorld Dig 2, while running on a 1440p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 67 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 4k SteamWorld Dig 2 we would expect 40 FPS at High and a drop to 28 when run at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for SteamWorld Dig 2 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. To begin we see that Back 4 Blood is expected to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Resident Evil 8 we would find 48FPS on Ultra raising to 67FPS at High. For our last comparison, Dying Light 2, we would likely achieve 48 FPS on Ultra and 67 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative SteamWorld Dig 2 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

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 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a 118% 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 $239.99.