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Resident Evil 2 HD is a direct sequel to the original Resident Evil, this time set in and around Raccoon City. The virus has leaked out from the shady Umbrella pharmaceutical corp, turning the inhabitants of the city into blood-starved beasts. Players can choose to play as either Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield, and depending on the order chosen you can unlock different scenarios.
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Resident Evil 2 Remake 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 2nd Dec 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Resident Evil 2 Remake then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Resident Evil 2 Remake from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with the highest ultra graphics, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. 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.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Resident Evil 2 Remake is a title which sits in the Action genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2019 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.77
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
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
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Build Total Price $1,212.72
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $10.92, was previously $1,201.80.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Resident Evil 2 Remake at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

This build will need to have at least 3GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Resident Evil 2 Remake 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $167.77. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 4th Aug 2020 priced at $146.95.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Resident Evil 2 Remake At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. 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 Resident Evil 2 Remake

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 69 FPS at Ultra settings for Resident Evil 2 Remake, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 96 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 52 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 73 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Resident Evil 2 Remake PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 19 on Ultra and 26 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Whereas on Grand Theft Auto VI we see a return of 44 FPS on Ultra and 62 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is 71 FPS run at Ultra and 99 on High.

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An Alternative Resident Evil 2 Remake Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $699.99.