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Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with top tier graphics options selected, along with a 1080p monitor 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.

Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Shooter, Action, Arcade, Stealth genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2016 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$730.93
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$67.99
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
Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Build Total Price $1,619.56
Rig
99
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $1,242.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2080 today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $650.99. Todays price is $730.93 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $169.06 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 3GB 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 RTX 2080 comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $167.87. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 16th Mar 2020, which had it marked up at $119.99.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. A low price point for this motherboard would be $59.99, which we recorded it at on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $67.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 30th Nov 2020, represented a low price point $49.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst

Now on to the frame rates for our Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst running on GeForce RTX 2080 at 1080p. We should see an average of 139 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 99 FPS.

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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 Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst we would expect 106 FPS at High and a drop to 76 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 and this setup will run on 1080p. Back 4 Blood is expected to return 99 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 139 frames per second on High. Days Gone would return 99 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 139 FPS at High settings. With Grand Theft Auto VI we expect 99 FPS running at Ultra settings and 139 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the , Shooter, Action, Arcade, Stealth game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the , Shooter, Action, Arcade, Stealth genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Logitech G635 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, which is similar, with a 0% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $730.93.