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Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
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Spelunky 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Spelunky 2 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Spelunky 2. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Spelunky 2. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Spelunky 2 falls into the Platformer genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2020 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 Spelunky 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$94.99
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$16.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.14
Spelunky 2 PC Build Total Price $1,010.82
Rig
3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.54, was previously $993.28.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Spelunky 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 Spelunky 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 560 2GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $99.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $99.99. Todays price of $99.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our PC build has 2GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 2GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 560 2GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Spelunky 2 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 Radeon RX 560 2GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $94.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is $59 on 27th May 2020.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Spelunky 2 build. 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 Spelunky 2 At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Spelunky 2 system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $32.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Spelunky 2

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Spelunky 2 we expect to see about a 92 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 66 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Spelunky 2
Radeon RX 560 2GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 50 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 70 FPS on High.

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. Microsoft Flight Simulator should get 3 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 5 frames at High settings. Watch Dogs Legion can get an Ultra FPS of 13 FPS and increases to 18 FPS for High. Assassins Creed: Valhalla is expected to be around 21 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 31 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Spelunky 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 2050. It is placed at 1% worse performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Spelunky 2 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $149.99.