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A full sequel to the original Destiny, which released in Sept 2014. It is a first person online sci fi shooter, where you play as a Guardian of Earths last safe city.
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Destiny 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Dec 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Destiny 2 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 Destiny 2 We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at the highest graphics settings, viewed through 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.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Online, Shooter, RPG genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2017 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Destiny 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.99
Graphics Card
$219.99
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
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Destiny 2 PC Build Total Price $1,270.91
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $2.00, was previously $1,268.91.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Destiny 2 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Destiny 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB is $219.99 recorded at 31st Jan 2020. Todays price of $219.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our graphics card will need 4GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 6GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Destiny 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is priced right now at $159.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Destiny 2 experience for the best price point at 1080p.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Destiny 2 PC build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Destiny 2 At The Right Price

The Destiny 2 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Destiny 2

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 61 FPS at Ultra settings for Destiny 2, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 85 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Destiny 2
GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 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 Destiny 2 at 1440p would be pulling in about 65 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 47 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Destiny 2 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Genshin Impact will get 54 on Ultra and 76 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. Whereas on Cyberpunk 2077 we see a return of 54 FPS on Ultra and 76 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 35 FPS run at Ultra and 48 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Destiny 2

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Online, Shooter, RPG, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Destiny 2 PC build.

Destiny 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative Destiny 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB instead, which comes with a 4% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $164.99 at the moment.