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World War 3 will be coming exclusively to Steam Early Access in 2018. WW3 features large-scale combined arms combat in Warzone mode, complete with vehicles and high-tech drones. Depending on the game mode there’s also going to be an emphasis on attack or defense, a little like Siege. There’s also a battle royale game type known as Recon. It’s fairly different than the usual formula though and focuses on small reconnaissance squads tasked with capturing high-value military targets. Combat promises to err on the realistic site, despite World War 3’s announcement trailer demonstrating some obvious bombast. Full ballistics physics will be at play, while the maps themselves will be set in real-world cities like Moscow, Berlin, and Warsaw.
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World War 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th May 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run World War 3 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of World War 3. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run World War 3. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

World War 3 is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Shooter, Strategy genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance World War 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$124.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$62.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$51.71
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$42.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
World War 3 PC Build Total Price $977.60
Rig
8.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $10.85, was previously $988.45.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p World War 3 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run World War 3 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 6GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for World War 3 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right World War 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600 processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $124.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $114.97, which was on 10th Feb 2020.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $54.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $54.99, which was recorded at 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For World War 3 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this World War 3 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. It is currently priced at $62.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. A price point for this RAM was down to $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on World War 3

Now on to the frame rates for our World War 3 running on Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 89 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 64 FPS.

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PC Build Research Area

World War 3
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 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 World War 3 we would expect 68 FPS at High and a drop to 48 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our World War 3 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Mafia 2: Definitive Edition, Call of Duty Warzone and Mafia: Definitive Edition. Starting with Mafia 2: Definitive Edition we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 60FPS on Ultra and 83FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Call of Duty Warzone likely to achieve 55FPS on Ultra and 76FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Mafia: Definitive Edition at Ultra setting we can expect 51 FPS, raising to 71 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For World War 3

The Shooter, Strategy genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Razer DeathAdder Elite as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

World War 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative World War 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB, which has a 5% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $209.99 at the moment.