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NBA 2K19 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for NBA 2K19? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like NBA 2K19 might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for NBA 2K19 listed on the page.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. NBA 2K19 is a title which sits in the , Sim, Sport genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2018 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance NBA 2K19 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$107.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
NBA 2K19 PC Build Total Price $850.13
Rig
2.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,059.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p NBA 2K19 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play NBA 2K19 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 560 4GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $107.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $107.99. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $107.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Our graphics card will need 2GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 4GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right NBA 2K19 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $157.5. A low end price for this CPU would be $59, which we saw it priced at on 27th May 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid NBA 2K19 experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. 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 NBA 2K19 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for NBA 2K19, 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 Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 560 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on NBA 2K19

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 75 FPS in NBA 2K19 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 104 FPS for High graphics settings.

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NBA 2K19
Radeon RX 560 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for NBA 2K19 using this build would return 80 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 57 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for NBA 2K19 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to achieve 75FPS on Ultra and 104FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Dying Light 2 we would find 75FPS on Ultra raising to 104FPS at High. For our last comparison, Far Cry 6, we would likely achieve 75 FPS on Ultra and 104 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative NBA 2K19 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050. It has a 4% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 560 4GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $149.99.