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A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.
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Total War Saga: Troy 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Sep 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Total War Saga: Troy recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Total War Saga: Troy. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Total War Saga: Troy represent good value for money.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2020 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Total War Saga: Troy PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$169.98
Graphics Card
$159.99
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$61.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$66.94
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
AITC FZ300 M.2 SSD 512GB
$52.69
HDD
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$52.82
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$79.99
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.99
Total War Saga: Troy PC Build Total Price $910.34
Rig
5.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $14.18, was previously $896.16.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War Saga: Troy PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Total War Saga: Troy at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 30th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $133.99. Todays price of $159.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

This build will need to have at least 2GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Total War Saga: Troy 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $169.98 and really works well with the Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz is $119.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

At $61.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Total War Saga: Troy PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $53.99, which was on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War Saga: Troy At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Total War Saga: Troy build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. It is currently priced at $30.99. 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. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $30.99 on 27th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Total War Saga: Troy

Now on to the frame rates for our Total War Saga: Troy running on Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 127 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 91 FPS.

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PC Build Research Area

Total War Saga: Troy
Radeon RX 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Total War Saga: Troy would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 69 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 97 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Total War Saga: Troy PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Marvel's Avengers should get 19 when run on Ultra and this raises to 27 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 41 FPS on Ultra and then up to 57 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Mafia: Definitive Edition, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 19 FPS run at Ultra and 26 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War Saga: Troy

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Total War Saga: Troy Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB graphics card has a 1% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $149.99.