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Return to one of the most thrilling and unforgettable video game series of all time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Set in the early ‘80s at the height of the Cold War, this is the direct sequel to Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the original phenomenon that started it all.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Oct 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War experience. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on the best graphics possible, while running on 1440p screen res. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War listed on the page.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Action, Shooter genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2020 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$148.00
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Build Total Price $1,507.83
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $7.31, was previously $1,500.52.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1440p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1440p. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $159.23 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is $426.41 recorded at 22nd Dec 2019. With a price of $435.61 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1440p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 5 2600, which is priced right now at $148. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 2600 is $59.9 on 7th Jul 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War experience for the best price point at 1440p.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $53.99 it is certainly in todays Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War build for a good reason. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $53.99, on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War At The Right Price

Our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1440p. The Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 2600 and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $50.99. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 85 FPS on High settings in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1440p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 61.

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PC Build Research Area

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 4k for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War using this build would return 51 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 36 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1440p. eFootball PES 2021 should get 123 when run on Ultra and this raises to 172 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 27 FPS on Ultra and then up to 38 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 181 FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 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 Action, Shooter 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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a Action, Shooter genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Graphics Card Option for 1440p

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 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB, which has a 5% worse 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 $379.99 at the moment.