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The definitive edition of the classic FPS. It’s 1930. After an inadvertent brush with the mafia, cabdriver Tommy Angelo is reluctantly thrust into the world of organized crime. Initially, he is uneasy about falling in with the Salieri family, but soon the rewards become too big to ignore.
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Mafia: Definitive Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th May 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Mafia: Definitive Edition then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate on the best graphics possible, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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 Mafia: Definitive Edition build.

Today we find Mafia: Definitive Edition is not in our top demanding games list and in our list at 19 of most popular games. 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 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mafia: Definitive Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG Side Window mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Mafia: Definitive Edition PC Build Total Price $1,091.45
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.64, was previously $1,073.81.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mafia: Definitive Edition 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 Mafia: Definitive Edition at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $229.98, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Mafia: Definitive Edition. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $18.23, further supporting our selection in this hardware. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 12th Apr 2020 where we saw it for $224.99.

Selecting The Right Mafia: Definitive Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Mafia: Definitive Edition build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9500 6-Core 3.0GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $208 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. You can get this processor for $208, which we saw it at that price on 23rd May 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

And with the motherboard costing $49.46 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mafia: Definitive Edition At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Mafia: Definitive Edition, 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Core i5-9500 6-Core 3.0GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mafia: Definitive Edition

Now on to the frame rates for our Mafia: Definitive Edition running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition
GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Mafia: Definitive Edition at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 67 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Mafia: Definitive Edition performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Valorant is expected to achieve 200+FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Assassins Creed: Valhalla we would find 33FPS on Ultra raising to 48FPS at High. For our last comparison, Mafia 2: Definitive Edition, we would likely achieve 63 FPS on Ultra and 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mafia: Definitive Edition

We have opted for the Razer DeathAdder Elite because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Shooter, Action game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Mafia: Definitive Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $429.99.