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A Plague Tale: Requiem 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play A Plague Tale: Innocence 2 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for A Plague Tale: Requiem from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. 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.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Action, Adventure, Stealth genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that A Plague Tale: Requiem would have been built on PC hardware from 2022 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Build Total Price $982.13
Rig
80
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $239.08, was previously $1,221.21.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run A Plague Tale: Requiem at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

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 A Plague Tale: Requiem 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $157.5. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 27th May 2020, which had it marked up at $59.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this A Plague Tale: Requiem PC build. This motherboard was priced at $59.99, which we saw on 4th Apr 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For A Plague Tale: Requiem At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the A Plague Tale: Requiem system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on A Plague Tale: Requiem

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 99 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 71 at 1080p.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for A Plague Tale: Innocence 2 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 54 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 76 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our A Plague Tale: Requiem PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Days Gone, Far Cry 6 and Grand Theft Auto VI. Starting with Days Gone we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Far Cry 6 likely to achieve 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Grand Theft Auto VI at Ultra setting we can expect 71 FPS, raising to 99 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative A Plague Tale: Requiem Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $899.98.