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Terminator: Resistance is a single-player first-person shooter with an original story based on The Terminator and T2: Judgment Day movies. It’s set 30 years after the events of Judgment Day, in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, slap bang in the middle of the Future War.
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Terminator: Resistance 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Jan 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Terminator: Resistance on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Terminator: Resistance experience. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Terminator: Resistance build.

Terminator: Resistance is currently 83 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a Shooter, 1st Person genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the Unreal Engine platform. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 117 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Terminator: Resistance PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU $136.89
Graphics Card $308.14
Memory
OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz
$29.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Pioneer SSD 512GB
$52.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$112.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$75.38
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$59.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$24.99
Headset
Razer Kraken Pro V2
$66.03
Terminator: Resistance PC Build Total Price $1,037.35
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.47, was previously $1,031.88.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Terminator: Resistance 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 Terminator: Resistance at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $308.14, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Terminator: Resistance. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $10.62, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $297.52.

Selecting The Right Terminator: Resistance 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $136.89. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 28th Nov 2019.This CPU and GPU provide the required Terminator: Resistance experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $54.99 it is certainly in todays Terminator: Resistance build for a good reason. A low price point for this motherboard would be $54.99, which we recorded it at on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Terminator: Resistance At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz. This is currently priced at $29.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz was priced at $27.89 on 7th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Terminator: Resistance

Our PC build can run Terminator: Resistance at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 97 and we would expect an average of 70 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Terminator: Resistance
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If this 1080p build was to run Terminator: Resistance at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 74 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 53.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Terminator: Resistance PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is expected to return 79 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 110 frames per second on High. Fortnite: Chapter 2 would return 163 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 200+ FPS at High settings. With Halo: Reach we expect 200+ FPS running at Ultra settings and 200+ frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Terminator: Resistance Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2060 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 6% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $299.99.

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