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Resident Evil 8 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Resident Evil 8 then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with the highest ultra graphics, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Resident Evil 8. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Shooter, Action genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Resident Evil 8 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2021 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Resident Evil 8 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Resident Evil 8 PC Build Total Price $1,455.36
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.13, was previously $1,685.49.

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

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Resident Evil 8 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 22nd Dec 2019 where we saw it for $426.41. Todays price is $435.61 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $159.23, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Resident Evil 8 1080p 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 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Resident Evil 8 and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, 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 $329.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $89, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 18th Feb 2021 where it was $51.88.

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

To make sure we meet the Resident Evil 8 system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

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

Our PC build can run Resident Evil 8 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 92 and we would expect an average of 66 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Resident Evil 8 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 50 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 70 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 Resident Evil 8 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Star Citizen should get 66 when run on Ultra and this raises to 92 FPS on High. The popular Back 4 Blood gets a return of 66 FPS on Ultra and then up to 92 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 22, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 66 FPS run at Ultra and 92 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Resident Evil 8

As Resident Evil 8 falls into the , Shooter, Action genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Resident Evil 8 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Logitech G635 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

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.