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Watch Dogs Legion is an open-world action-packed sandbox set in a near-future dystopic vision of London. Players in Watch Dogs Legion can recruit and play as anyone at all in the city, as well as hack armed drones, deploy spider-bots.
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Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Jan 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Watch Dogs 3, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Watch Dogs Legion and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with the highest ultra graphics, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

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 Watch Dogs Legion we can see that it is in the Strategy, Action, Adventure 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 2020. 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 1440p Price to Performance Watch Dogs Legion PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$182.99
Graphics Card
$379.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
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
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.72
Watch Dogs Legion PC Build Total Price $1,454.59
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $3.51, was previously $1,458.10.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Watch Dogs Legion PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Watch Dogs Legion at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $379.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Watch Dogs 3. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $20 during the past two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $379.99.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 6GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Watch Dogs Legion build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $182.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $54.99. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Watch Dogs Legion At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Watch Dogs Legion requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $52.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $50, on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Watch Dogs Legion

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 62 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 44 at 1440p.

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PC Build Research Area

Watch Dogs Legion
GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 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 23 FPS on Ultra or 32 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Watch Dogs 3 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1440p. FIFA 21 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 167 and a High setting FPS of 200+ frames. Grand Theft Auto VI expects Ultra FPS around 43 which will improve to 60 FPS for High settings. Hitman 3 is expected to be around 46 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 65 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Watch Dogs Legion

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Strategy, Action, Adventure genre type that Watch Dogs Legion sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

An Alternative Watch Dogs Legion Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $308.14.