Battlefield 2042 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Sep 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Battlefield 2042? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Battlefield 2042 might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra settings selected, using 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Battlefield 2042 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 Battlefield 2042 we can see that it is in the , Shooter, Action, 1st Person genre categories and the devs chose to build it on the Frostbite platform. 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 2021. 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 Battlefield 2042 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
Razer Ornata Chroma
Cooler Master MM710
Logitech G635 7.1
Battlefield 2042 PC Build Total Price $2,029.91
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $704.55, was previously $1,325.36.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Battlefield 2042 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB is currently priced at a competitive $1140.16. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 29th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $1140.16.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Battlefield 2042 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $50.67 over the last two weeks.

Battlefield 2042 needs 8GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB graphics card has 11GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Battlefield 2042 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Battlefield 2042 well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $199.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 7th Jul 2020 where we saw it for $56.98.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Battlefield 2042 build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $51.88, on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Battlefield 2042 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Battlefield 2042, 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 Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Battlefield 2042

With this current build we expect to see a return of 73 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Battlefield 2042. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 92 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Battlefield 2042
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Battlefield 2042 we would expect 70 FPS at High and a drop to 56 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Battlefield 2042 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Days Gone, Grand Theft Auto VI and Star Citizen so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Days Gone we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 73 and at High settings an FPS of 92 frames. In comparison Grand Theft Auto VI is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 73, improving to 92 FPS on High settings. Lastly Star Citizen will see an Ultra FPS of around 73 which improves to a 92 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Battlefield 2042

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Battlefield 2042 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action, 1st Person 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.

Battlefield 2042 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Battlefield 2042 falls within the following game genre grouping, , Shooter, Action, 1st Person, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Battlefield 2042 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB. It is placed at 3% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Battlefield 2042 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $1288.