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Rune II is the sequel to 2000's Rune, one of the first game's Human Head Studios ever developed. Set in the norse universe during the end of days, Rune 2 allows players (either alone or with friends) to take on Loki's minions in melee combat, exploring a vast open world and collecting rare resources to craft the strongest possible weapons.
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Rune II 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Rune II 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 Rune Ragnarok. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on ultra graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Rune II falls into the Action, Adventure genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2019 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 Rune II PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$119.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$50.33
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Rune II PC Build Total Price $1,076.55
Rig
6.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $2.97, was previously $1,073.58.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Rune II PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Rune II at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $164.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Our graphics card will need 4GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Rune II 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $119.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $59, which we saw it priced at on 27th May 2020.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Rune II PC. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Rune II At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Rune II build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. 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. The cheapest system memory price for Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $29.49, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Rune II

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Rune II we expect to see about a 92 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 66 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Rune II
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Rune Ragnarok using this build would return 70 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 50 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Rune Ragnarok PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Assassins Creed: Valhalla should get 18 when run on Ultra and this raises to 25 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 48 FPS on Ultra and then up to 67 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 164 FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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An Alternative Rune II Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 4% better performance difference GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Rune II. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $219.99 today.