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Return to one of the most thrilling and unforgettable video game series of all time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Set in the early ‘80s at the height of the Cold War, this is the direct sequel to Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the original phenomenon that started it all.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with max graphics running, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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.

Today we find Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is not in our top demanding games list and in our list at 4 of most popular games. It also falls in under the Action, Shooter game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

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

Component Current Price
CPU
$140.09
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.97
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Build Total Price $1,304.91
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,309.94.

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

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, 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 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at this resolution.

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

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600 processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $140.09. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 2600 is $59.9 on 7th Jul 2020.

At $53.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC build. 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War At The Right Price

Our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 2600 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $50.99. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

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

With this current build we expect to see a return of 59 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 82 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

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 62 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 45 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Watch Dogs Legion we see this pc build is likely to get 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Microsoft Flight Simulator to return 19FPS on Ultra and 26FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which is 43 FPS running at Ultra, and 63 on High graphics settings.

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

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Action, Shooter, 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC build.

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

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Action, Shooter genre type that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

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

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $574.99.