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War hero Vito Scaletta becomes entangled with the mob in hopes of paying his father’s debts. Vito works to prove himself, climbing the family ladder with crimes of larger reward and consequence.
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Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th May 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 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 Mafia 2: Definitive Edition. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on the best graphics possible, and a 1080p screen resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Shooter, Action genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Mafia 2: Definitive Edition would have been built on PC hardware from 2020 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mafia 2: Definitive Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$259.99
Graphics Card
$229.98
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 TG Side Window mATX
$74.14
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$118.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$64.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$48.96
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition PC Build Total Price $1,143.44
Rig
8.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.64, was previously $1,125.80.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mafia 2: Definitive Edition PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $229.98. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB is $224.99 on 12th Apr 2020.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Mafia 2: Definitive Edition at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $18.23 over the last two weeks.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-8600K 6-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 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 $259.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $229.95, which was on 18th Dec 2019.

And with the motherboard costing $49.46 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mafia 2: Definitive Edition At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $32.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. The cheapest system memory price for Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $29.49, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mafia 2: Definitive Edition

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Mafia 2: Definitive Edition. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 88 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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PC Build Research Area

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition
GeForce GTX 1660 Super PNY Single Fan 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p 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 1440p Mafia 2: Definitive Edition we would expect 67 FPS at High and a drop to 48 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Mafia 2: Definitive Edition PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, Call of Duty Warzone and Crucible. Starting with Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 97FPS on Ultra and 136FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Call of Duty Warzone likely to achieve 59FPS on Ultra and 82FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Crucible at Ultra setting we can expect 63 FPS, raising to 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mafia 2: Definitive Edition

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Razer DeathAdder Elite. A game like Mafia 2: Definitive Edition that has Shooter, Action genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Mafia 2: Definitive Edition sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Mafia 2: 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.