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Second Extinction 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Oct 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Second Extinction then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Second Extinction from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. 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.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Second Extinction we can see that it is in the Shooter, Action genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2020. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 69 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Second Extinction PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$140.09
Graphics Card
$379.99
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
$59.67
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
$49.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Second Extinction PC Build Total Price $1,449.61
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $309.95, was previously $1,139.66.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Second Extinction PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Second Extinction at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 20th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $379. Todays price is $379.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Second Extinction 1080p 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 $140.09. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $59.9, which we noticed it 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 Second Extinction experience for the best price point at 1080p.

At $53.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Second Extinction PC build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Second Extinction At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Second Extinction built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $50.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB and Ryzen 5 2600 selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Second Extinction

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 85 FPS on High settings in Second Extinction at 1080p. 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

Second Extinction
Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Second Extinction at 1440p would be pulling in about 65 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 47 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Second Extinction PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Grand Theft Auto VI, FIFA 21 and Genshin Impact so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 55 and at High settings an FPS of 76 frames. In comparison FIFA 21 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 200+, improving to 200+ FPS on High settings. Lastly Genshin Impact will see an Ultra FPS of around 80 which improves to a 112 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Second Extinction

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 Second Extinction PC build.

Second Extinction Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, Shooter, Action, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative Second Extinction Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 3% worse performance difference GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Second Extinction. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $379.99 today.