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Set in a cyberpunk future, Ghostrunner is a first-person action game in which players must clamber to the top of a giant tower built by the Architect. Ghostrunner features one-hit-kill mechanics, bullet-time, and parkour. Think Mirror's Edge meets Hotline Miami and Superhot and you're on the right track.
Ghostrunner Optimum PC Build 1440p

Ghostrunner 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 11th Jan 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Ghostrunner on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Ghostrunner With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with top tier graphics options selected, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Ghostrunner. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

This title falls in the Action, 1st Person, Racing genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2020 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Ghostrunner PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Redragon K552
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
Ghostrunner PC Build Total Price $2,150.99
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.04, was previously $2,152.03.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Ghostrunner 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 Ghostrunner at 1440p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $50.67, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 29th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $1140.16. Todays price of $1140.16 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our PC build has 11GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Ghostrunner 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Ghostrunner and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $197.95. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $119.99.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $54.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Ghostrunner build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ghostrunner At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Ghostrunner, 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1440p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Ghostrunner

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 86 FPS at Ultra settings for Ghostrunner, while running on a 1440p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 120 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB

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Upping the screen size to 4k for Ghostrunner using this build would return 72 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 51 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Ghostrunner PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Far Cry 6 and FIFA 21. Starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 86FPS on Ultra and 120FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Far Cry 6 likely to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS when reduced to High. Finally with FIFA 21 at Ultra setting we can expect 200+ FPS, raising to 200+ FPS on High graphics settings.

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