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Gears 5 is the fifth mainline game in the Gears of War third-person cover-based shooter series. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.
Gears 5 Optimum PC Build 1440p

Gears 5 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 3rd Jul 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Gears of War 5? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Gears 5 might put on the gaming PC. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p 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.

Today we find Gears 5 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 Shooter, Action 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.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Gears 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Cooler Master MM710
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Gears 5 PC Build Total Price $3,345.69
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $43.40, was previously $3,389.09.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Gears 5 PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Gears 5 at 1440p ultra graphics. We have selected the Titan RTX today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $2499.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Titan RTX is $2493.42 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $6.5699999999997 over the past two weeks.

Our PC build has 24GB 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 8.132GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Titan RTX we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Gears 5 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Gears 5 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 $172.49. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $56.98, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $54.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Gears 5 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 1440p ultra frame rates the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is currently priced at $57.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Gears 5

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Gears 5 at around 93 average frames per second, on 1440p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 131 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Gears 5
Titan RTX

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 4k Gears of War 5 we would expect 78 FPS at High and a drop to 56 when run at 4k Ultra.

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 1440p. Assassins Creed: Valhalla should get 43 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 64 frames at High settings. TrackMania Nations Remake can get an Ultra FPS of 200+ FPS and increases to 200+ FPS for High. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 50 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 70 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears 5

The Shooter, Action genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Gears 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Gears 5 is a Shooter, Action genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.