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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the new action game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. Activision is handling publishing duties for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which will surely be another ultra hard hack and slash adventure. In a bit of an about turn for FromSoft though, Shadows Die Twice is packed full of colour, while its Japanese setting brings more than a few similarities to the beloved Tenchu series.
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Oct 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on the best graphics possible, and a 1080p screen resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Action, RPG, 3rd Person genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would have been built on PC hardware from around 2019 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$96.29
Graphics Card
$189.99
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
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC Build Total Price $1,136.21
Rig
7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $2.71, was previously $1,138.92.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 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 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $189.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $170 over the last two weeks. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Jan 2020 where we saw it for $173.91.

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 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice well at this resolution. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $96.29. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $59, which we noticed it on 27th May 2020.

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 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

This computer setup should be looking at getting 61 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 85 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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We expect Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 46 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 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 49 on Ultra and 69 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. Whereas on eFootball PES 2021 we see a return of 105 FPS on Ultra and 147 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is 60 FPS run at Ultra and 83 on High.

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An Alternative Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB instead, which comes with a 2% better performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $209 at the moment.