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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is the same grand campaign strategy we’ve come to know and low from the Total War series, but focused in on key periods and areas in history. Thrones of Britannia kicks of in 878 AD, just after the invasion of the Great Heathen Army, and runs through to around 1066. There will be ten new playable factions and a highly detailed map of the British Isles to conquer with more regional distinctions.
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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Oct 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with the highest ultra graphics, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia listed on the page.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia would have been built on PC hardware from 2018 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$96.29
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia PC Build Total Price $1,140.21
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.19, was previously $1,140.02.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

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 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $96.29. You can get this processor for $59, which we saw it at that price on 27th May 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia build for a good reason. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $32.99, on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. 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 Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 60 FPS in Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 83 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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If this 1080p build was to run Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 64 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 45.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include FIFA 21, eFootball PES 2021 and Watch Dogs Legion so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with FIFA 21 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 164 and at High settings an FPS of 200+ frames. In comparison eFootball PES 2021 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 103, improving to 144 FPS on High settings. Lastly Watch Dogs Legion will see an Ultra FPS of around 54 which improves to a 75 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Strategy, Management, Turn-based game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB video card, currently priced at $209. This option has a performance of 5% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.