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Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.
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Baldurs Gate 3 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Dec 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Baldurs Gate 3 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Baldurs Gate 3. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, while running on 1440p screen res. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

Today we find Baldurs Gate 3 is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the RPG game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Baldurs Gate 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.99
Graphics Card
$389.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Baldurs Gate 3 PC Build Total Price $1,404.91
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $70.01, was previously $1,474.92.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Baldurs Gate 3 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $389.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is $377.49 recorded at 4th Nov 2020.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Baldurs Gate 3 at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $338.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Baldurs Gate 3 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Baldurs Gate 3 experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $159.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 16th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $119.99.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Baldurs Gate 3 build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Baldurs Gate 3 At The Right Price

Our Baldurs Gate 3 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1440p. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $52.99. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Baldurs Gate 3

This computer setup should be looking at getting 61 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1440p screen size in Baldurs Gate 3. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 85 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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PC Build Research Area

Baldurs Gate 3
Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 36 FPS on Ultra or 51 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Baldurs Gate 3 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Genshin Impact will get 61FPS on Ultra settings raising to 85FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Watch Dogs Legion returns 64FPS on Ultra and 90FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War may see 69 FPS running at Ultra, and 97 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Baldurs Gate 3 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 3% worse performance difference GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Baldurs Gate 3. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $379.99 today.