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Second Extinction Optimum PC Build 1440p

Second Extinction 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Second Extinction on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Second Extinction experience. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, running 1440p as the native screen size. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Second Extinction falls into the Shooter, Action genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2020 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 currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 73 spot. 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 1440p Price to Performance Second Extinction PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Corsair K63
Logitech G502 SE Hero
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Second Extinction PC Build Total Price $3,224.74
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $13.96, was previously $3,210.78.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Second Extinction PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Second Extinction in ultra 1440p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $2131, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $355.01, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super is $1213.49 on 4th Mar 2020.

Second Extinction needs 8GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super graphics card has 12GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Second Extinction 1440p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $170.98 and really works well with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 28th Nov 2019. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Having the competitive price tag of $53.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Second Extinction PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

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

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Second Extinction requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $49.97 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 30th Oct 2020, represented a low price point $47.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Second Extinction

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 87 FPS on High settings in Second Extinction 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 62.

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PC Build Research Area

Second Extinction
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Second Extinction would return 37 FPS on 4k at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 52 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Second Extinction it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Horizon: Zero Dawn will get 81FPS on Ultra settings raising to 113FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War returns 92FPS on Ultra and 128FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Assassins Creed: Valhalla may see 37 FPS running at Ultra, and 51 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Second Extinction

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Logitech G502 SE Hero, because it would cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Second Extinction sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Second Extinction Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Second Extinction 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.