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God of War: Ragnarok 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play God of War 5 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great God of War: Ragnarok experience. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with max graphics running, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

This title falls in the , Action genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2021 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance God of War: Ragnarok PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
God of War: Ragnarok PC Build Total Price $1,092.78
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $214.71, was previously $1,307.49.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p God of War: Ragnarok PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run God of War: Ragnarok at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $308.14, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for God of War 5. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 on 19th Dec 2019.

Selecting The Right God of War: Ragnarok 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $200. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 1st Dec 2020, which had it marked up at $161.03.This CPU and GPU provide the required God of War: Ragnarok experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays God of War: Ragnarok build for a good reason. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 4th Apr 2020 where it was $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For God of War: Ragnarok At The Right Price

Our God of War: Ragnarok 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on God of War: Ragnarok

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 97 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 70 at 1080p.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect God of War 5 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 53 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 74 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this God of War 5 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 70 and a High setting FPS of 97 frames. FIFA 22 expects Ultra FPS around 70 which will improve to 97 FPS for High settings. Dying Light 2 is expected to be around 70 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 97 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative God of War: Ragnarok Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB, which has a 5% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $299.99 at the moment.