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Resident Evil 8, also known as Resident Evil Village, is the eight mainline game in the Resident Evil survival horror franchise. Set years before the events of RE7, RE Village puts players into the shoes of Ethan Winters for a first-person survival horror experience set in a vampiric Eastern European village.
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Resident Evil 8 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Jun 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Resident Evil 8 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Resident Evil 8 falls into the Shooter, Action genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2021 on hardware released around that period of time and they also built the game using the RE Engine platform 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 currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 16 spot. 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 Resident Evil 8 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4
$77.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.00
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.85
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Resident Evil 8 PC Build Total Price $1,715.35
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.10, was previously $1,715.45.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Resident Evil 8 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Resident Evil 8 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $435.61. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is $426.41 recorded at 22nd Dec 2019. And with that in mind the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is a great match for Resident Evil 8 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $159.23, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Our PC build has 8GB 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 8GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Resident Evil 8 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Resident Evil 8 experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $329.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz is $89 on 7th Jul 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $77.99. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $49.99, which was recorded at 28th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Resident Evil 8 At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Resident Evil 8 PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $52.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz was priced at $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Resident Evil 8

With this current build we expect to see a return of 66 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Resident Evil 8. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 92 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Resident Evil 8
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Resident Evil 8 running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 50 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 70 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Resident Evil 8 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Days Gone will get 86 on Ultra and 120 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB. Whereas on Far Cry 6 we see a return of 54 FPS on Ultra and 76 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Battlefield 2042, which is 79 FPS run at Ultra and 98 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Resident Evil 8

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Shooter, 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 Resident Evil 8 PC build.

Resident Evil 8 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Resident Evil 8 is a Shooter, Action genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Resident Evil 8 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB graphics card has a 5% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $397.99.