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Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection? 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 Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection might put on the gaming PC. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection we can see that it is in the , Shooter, Action, Adventure 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 2022. 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 Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection PC Build Total Price $1,018.25
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.93, was previously $1,212.18.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

Our graphics card will need 4GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection 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 Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB 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.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 64 FPS in Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 89 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 68 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection 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. Battlefield 2042 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 64 and a High setting FPS of 89 frames. Days Gone expects Ultra FPS around 64 which will improve to 89 FPS for High settings. Star Citizen is expected to be around 64 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 89 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action, Adventure 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.

Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection 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 Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the , Shooter, Action, Adventure genre type that Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection 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 Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It has a 4% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $219.99.