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Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 is rumoured to be the new Call of Duty game under development at Treyarch, supported by Sledgehammer Games and Raven. It is set to launch just two years after Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Nov 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 really well, and for the best possible price today? With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS 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.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 falls into the Shooter, Online, Action genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2018 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 not in our top demanding games lists. 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 1080p Price to Performance Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$196.99
Graphics Card
$389.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 PC Build Total Price $1,497.91
Rig
9.5
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Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $14.58, was previously $1,483.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 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 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 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. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 4th Nov 2020, which had it priced at $377.49. Todays price is $389.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $338.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 8GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 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 i5-9600KF 6-Core 3.7GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $196.99 and really works well with the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB. You can get this processor for $179.99, which we saw it at that price on 28th Aug 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 build for a good reason. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $52.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Call of Duty: Black Ops 5

Our PC build can run Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB, Core i5-9600KF 6-Core 3.7GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

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We expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. FIFA 21 is expected to return 200+ FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 200+ frames per second on High. Microsoft Flight Simulator would return 75 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 105 FPS at High settings. With World of Warcraft: Shadowlands we expect 56 FPS running at Ultra settings and 78 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Call of Duty: Black Ops 5

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Shooter, Online, Action, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 PC build.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Shooter, Online, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 3% worse performance difference GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $379.99 today.