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Comprising Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief collection is set to be an ode to the besuited wonder himself. Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach will apparently not be making the grade, with this collection focused on the exploits of Microsoft’s greatest mascot. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is expected to be an Xbox One exclusive, although this has yet to be confirmed by Microsoft itself. We'll keep you update as we hear more.
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Apr 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Halo: The Master Chief 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 Halo: The Master Chief Collection might put on the gaming PC. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with ultra settings selected, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Halo: The Master Chief Collection 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 Halo: The Master Chief Collection we can see that it is in the Shooter, Online, Action 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 2019. 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding 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 Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$124.99
Graphics Card
$279.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$62.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$60.96
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$64.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$38.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Build Total Price $1,066.86
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $16.11, was previously $1,082.97.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 5600 XT XFX THICC II Pro 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $279.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 5th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $269.99. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5600 XT XFX THICC II Pro 6GB is a great match for Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $10 over the last two weeks.

Selecting The Right Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600 that has the best price to performance position today, at $124.99. You can get this processor for $114.97, which we saw it at that price on 10th Feb 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.This CPU and GPU provide the required Halo: The Master Chief Collection experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

And with the motherboard costing $54.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 29th Nov 2019 at $54.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Halo: The Master Chief Collection At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Halo: The Master Chief Collection build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $62.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $54.99, on 20th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Halo: The Master Chief Collection

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 88 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 63 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Radeon RX 5600 XT XFX THICC II Pro 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 1440p would be pulling in about 67 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Halo: The Master Chief Collection runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Grand Theft Auto VI we see this pc build is likely to get 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Resident Evil 3 Remake to return 73FPS on Ultra and 102FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is 78 FPS running at Ultra, and 109 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Halo: The Master Chief Collection

As Halo: The Master Chief Collection falls into the Shooter, Online, Action genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Logitech G502 SE Hero, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Halo: The Master Chief 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 Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Online, Action genre type that Halo: The Master Chief 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 Halo: The Master Chief Collection 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 GTX 1660 Ti EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB, which has a 8% 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 $279.99 at the moment.