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The next title in the mainline Resident Evil series. Rumored to include werewolves, witchcraft, and a serious departure from the franchise's themes.
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Resident Evil 8 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 3rd Mar 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Resident Evil 8 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Resident Evil 8 falls into the Shooter, Action genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2021 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Resident Evil 8 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
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
Razer BlackWidow
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Resident Evil 8 PC Build Total Price $1,346.34
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $1.42, was previously $1,344.92.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Resident Evil 8 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Resident Evil 8 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is a great match for Resident Evil 8 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Selecting The Right Resident Evil 8 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $200. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz was $161.03, which we spotted on 1st Dec 2020.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Resident Evil 8 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Resident Evil 8 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Resident Evil 8

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Resident Evil 8. 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

Resident Evil 8
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Resident Evil 8 using this build would return 67 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 48 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Resident Evil 8 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, Grand Theft Auto VI and Cyberpunk 2077 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 52 frames. In comparison Grand Theft Auto VI is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 44, improving to 62 FPS on High settings. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 will see an Ultra FPS of around 48 which improves to a 68 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Resident Evil 8

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Shooter, Action, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Resident Evil 8 PC build.

Resident Evil 8 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Resident Evil 8 falls within the following game genre grouping, Shooter, Action, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Resident Evil 8 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $899.98 at the moment.