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Rage 2 is a first-person shooter and driving video game, and the sequel to Rage. Bethesda has yet to officially announce the game but more details on Rage 2 are expected shortly.
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Rage 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Feb 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Rage 2 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Rage 2. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Rage 2 represent good value for money.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Shooter, 1st Person genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2019 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is sat in 69 position in our most demanding games list right now. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Rage 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$142.99
Graphics Card
$389.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$36.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$79.65
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$32.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Rage 2 PC Build Total Price $1,172.53
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $33.00, was previously $1,139.53.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Rage 2 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Rage 2 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 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $389.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 24th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $379.99. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB is a great match for Rage 2 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $9.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Selecting The Right Rage 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $142.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 28th Nov 2019.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $54.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $54.99, which we recorded it at on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Rage 2 At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is currently priced at $36.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $36.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Rage 2

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 61 FPS in Rage 2 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Rage 2
Radeon RX 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p 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 1440p Rage 2 we would expect 65 FPS at High and a drop to 47 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Rage 2 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to return 57 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 79 frames per second on High. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would return 86 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 120 FPS at High settings. With Red Dead Redemption 2 we expect 75 FPS running at Ultra settings and 105 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Rage 2

As Rage 2 falls into the Shooter, 1st Person genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Razer DeathAdder Elite, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Rage 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Rage 2 is a Shooter, 1st Person genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Rage 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB video card, currently priced at $379.99. This option has a performance of 4% worse when compared to the Radeon RX 5700 XT ASRock Challenger D OC 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.

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