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Iceborne is the first major expansion for Monster Hunter World. MHW Iceborne introduces new environments, new monsters, an addition quest difficulty rank, new moves, and even more.
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 20th Jan 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne? 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 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne might put on the gaming PC. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Monster Hunter World: Iceborne we can see that it is in the Online, Action genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 0000. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$147.74
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$65.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Build Total Price $1,280.08
Rig
8.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $11.15, was previously $1,268.93.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is $229.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right Monster Hunter World: Iceborne 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $147.74 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 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 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne 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 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

With this current build we expect to see a return of 69 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 96 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Monster Hunter World: Iceborne would return 52 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 73 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Far Cry 6, FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs Legion so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Far Cry 6 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 37 and at High settings an FPS of 51 frames. In comparison FIFA 21 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 174, improving to 200+ FPS on High settings. Lastly Watch Dogs Legion will see an Ultra FPS of around 46 which improves to a 64 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Monster Hunter World: Iceborne because it falls into the Online, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Online, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB instead, which comes with a 7% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $962.99 at the moment.