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Descend into the grim and gritty world of Purgatory in this fast-paced cover shooter which combines the fluidity of twin-stick controls and tactical cover usage. Dodge behind cover as you try to outgun your enemies in the unknown procedurally generated hunting grounds.
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West of Dead 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 16th Jan 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run West of Dead then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Adventure genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2020 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1440p Price to Performance West of Dead PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$186.30
Graphics Card
$397.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$109.99
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
West of Dead PC Build Total Price $1,437.15
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $32.69, was previously $1,469.84.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p West of Dead 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 West of Dead at 1440p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 6th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $376.05. Todays price of $397.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right West of Dead 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 5 2600 processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great West of Dead 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 $186.3. A low end price for this CPU would be $59.9, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $54.99 it is certainly in todays West of Dead build for a good reason. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For West of Dead At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our West of Dead PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, 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 provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on West of Dead

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running West of Dead at around 61 average frames per second, on 1440p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 85 FPS at high graphics.

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West of Dead
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 36 FPS on Ultra or 51 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new West of Dead PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1440p. Hitman 3 should get 47 when run on Ultra and this raises to 65 FPS on High. The popular Grand Theft Auto VI gets a return of 42 FPS on Ultra and then up to 58 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 197 FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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An Alternative West of Dead Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $379.99.