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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War really well, and for the best possible price today? And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War represent good value for money.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we can see that it is in the , Shooter, Action genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2020. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$219.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Build Total Price $1,083.62
Rig
7.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $1,297.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 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 GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $219.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 31st Jan 2020 and it was priced at $219.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB is a great match for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1080p Motherboard and CPU

ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $167.87 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 16th Mar 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

This computer setup should be looking at getting 61 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 85 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1440p would be pulling in about 65 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 47 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Resident Evil 8, Dying Light 2 and FIFA 22. Starting with Resident Evil 8 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Dying Light 2 likely to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when reduced to High. Finally with FIFA 22 at Ultra setting we can expect 61 FPS, raising to 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

A game like this almost demands that you enjoy its accompanying audio. So we increased the range of quality headsets that we looked at for our PC Builds sound delivery solution. We have still chosen the best valued headset in this range, but it will deliver some clear gaming audio and is a comfortable headset to boot. We have paired this build with the Logitech G635 7.1. We felt it fit the build nicely without breaking the bank. But there are other options above in our curated headsets list, just press the associated button in our PC build component table above for some of our other best priced components.

An Alternative Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The AMD option for this build would be the 4% worse performance difference Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $164.99 today.