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Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the next title of the Assassin's Creed series. Its going to be based around the Norse mythology and evocative Scandinavian folk lore
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Dec 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Assassins Creed Valhalla. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game on the best graphics possible, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. 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. Assassins Creed: Valhalla is a title which sits in the Action, Adventure, Stealth 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 2020 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 2 in our list of 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 1440p Price to Performance Assassins Creed: Valhalla PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$196.99
Graphics Card
$379.99
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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Assassins Creed: Valhalla PC Build Total Price $1,376.91
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $8.00, was previously $1,384.91.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Assassins Creed: Valhalla PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Assassins Creed Valhalla at 1440p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1440p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $379.99. Todays price is $379.99 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 $20 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Assassins Creed: Valhalla needs 6GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i5-9600KF 6-Core 3.7GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Assassins Creed: Valhalla and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $196.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $179.99, which was on 28th Aug 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 Assassins Creed: Valhalla PC build. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Assassins Creed: Valhalla At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Assassins Creed: Valhalla build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. 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 1440p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 51 FPS in Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 71 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Assassins Creed: Valhalla
GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Assassins Creed Valhalla would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 32 FPS average, at 4k Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 4k graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 45 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Assassins Creed Valhalla PC build will run some other popular games today on 1440p. Grand Theft Auto VI will get 43 on Ultra and 60 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB. Whereas on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands we see a return of 42 FPS on Ultra and 59 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Genshin Impact, which is 59 FPS run at Ultra and 83 on High.

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An Alternative Assassins Creed: Valhalla Graphics Card Option for 1440p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which has a 5% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $308.14.