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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is rumoured to be the new Call of Duty game under development at Treyarch. It is reported to return to the modern era with boots on the ground combat.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Oct 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 really well, and for the best possible price today? Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at the highest graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a title which sits in the Shooter, Online, Action genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2018 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$142.60
Graphics Card
$199.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
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
$59.97
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
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Build Total Price $1,262.89
Rig
8.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $10.23, was previously $1,273.12.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB is $123.97 on 24th Mar 2020. Todays price is $199.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $8.88 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

4GB of VRAM is needed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 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 $142.6. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is $119.99 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 experience for the best price point at 1080p.

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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 build. 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is currently priced at $50.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz being sold for a low price of $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 60 FPS in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 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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We expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 45 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 64 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Watch Dogs Legion, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Genshin Impact. Starting with Watch Dogs Legion we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 56FPS on Ultra and 78FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Assassins Creed: Valhalla likely to achieve 40FPS on Ultra and 59FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Genshin Impact at Ultra setting we can expect 53 FPS, raising to 74 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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 Shooter, Online, Action 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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB. It has a 1% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $209.99.