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Anthem is a 3rd person, online multiplayer action RPG, published by EA. You take control of a Freelancer, exploring the surrounding landscape of a contiguous open world. You can coop with up to 3 other online players, each controlling a customizable exosuit that are known as Javelins. As you progress you will upgrade your Anthem Javelin suit.
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Anthem 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 10th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Anthem recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Anthem. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra settings selected, getting its visuals from a 1440p resolution monitor screen. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Anthem build.

Today we find Anthem 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 Action, Shooter, Online 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 2019 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period. Another consideration is that this game was built on the Frostbite.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Anthem PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$153.99
Graphics Card
$385.11
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$48.99
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
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.95
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Anthem PC Build Total Price $1,456.38
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $39.02, was previously $1,495.40.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Anthem 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 Anthem at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $385.11, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Anthem. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $114.88, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is $377.49 on 4th Nov 2020.

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 Anthem 1440p 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 Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $153.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 16th Mar 2020, which had it marked up at $119.99.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Anthem PC build. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Anthem At The Right Price

Our Anthem 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 $48.99. A price point for this RAM was down to $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Anthem

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 64 FPS in Anthem at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 90 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Anthem
Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1440p to 4k. Anthem running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 38 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 53 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Anthem PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB and this setup will run on 1440p. Genshin Impact is expected to return 61 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 85 frames per second on High. Assassins Creed: Valhalla would return 55 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 78 FPS at High settings. With Godfall we expect 38 FPS running at Ultra settings and 53 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Anthem

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Logitech G502 SE Hero. A game like Anthem that has Action, Shooter, Online genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

Anthem Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Logitech G635 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Anthem Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card has a 3% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $379.99.