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Total Warhammer 2 will feature the Great Vortex Campaign set across the continents of Southlands, Lustria, Nuggaroth and Ulthuan. The starting races will include the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and a fourth race that we believe to be Skaven. TWW2 Does not require the first game to run, but can combine with the original TW warhammer to create a huge campaign map
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Total War: Warhammer 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Nov 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Total War: Warhammer 2? 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 Total War: Warhammer 2 might put on the gaming PC. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with the highest ultra graphics, while running on 1080p screen res. 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.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Total War: Warhammer 2 falls into the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2017 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$145.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
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
$53.99
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
Cooler Master MM710
$30.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Build Total Price $1,304.45
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.00, was previously $1,306.45.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War: Warhammer 2 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Total War: Warhammer 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $297.52. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Total War: Warhammer 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Total War: Warhammer 2 and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $145.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 16th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $119.99.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Total War: Warhammer 2 PC build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War: Warhammer 2 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Total War: Warhammer 2 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $30.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Total War: Warhammer 2

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Total War: Warhammer 2 at around 88 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 123 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Total War: Warhammer 2
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

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 Total War: Warhammer 2 we would expect 82 FPS at High and a drop to 58 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Watch Dogs Legion should get 78 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 109 frames at High settings. Godfall can get an Ultra FPS of 46 FPS and increases to 64 FPS for High. eFootball PES 2021 is expected to be around 148 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 200+ FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War: Warhammer 2

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Total War: Warhammer 2 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based 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.

An Alternative Total War: Warhammer 2 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 RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.