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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard at the highest graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , RPG, Action, 3rd Person genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would have been built on PC hardware from around 2019 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC Build Total Price $964.13
Rig
7.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,173.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is $173.91 recorded at 28th Jan 2020. Todays price is $189.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $170 over the last two weeks.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 4GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 1080p Motherboard and CPU

ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $157.5 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz was $59, which we spotted on 27th May 2020.

At $72.99 the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice we expect to see about a 85 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 61 at 1080p.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 46 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 65 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Back 4 Blood, Star Citizen and Far Cry 6. Starting with Back 4 Blood we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Star Citizen likely to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Far Cry 6 at Ultra setting we can expect 61 FPS, raising to 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 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 6GB, which has a 2% 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 $219.99 at the moment.