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The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War 2018 is set to arrive in 2021. Not much is known about the new entry, but it will surely follow in the same Action-Adventure footsteps as it's predecessor.
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God of War: Ragnarok 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Jun 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play God of War 5 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for God of War: Ragnarok from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new God of War: Ragnarok build.

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 God of War: Ragnarok we can see that it is in the 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 2021. 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding 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 God of War: Ragnarok PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$31.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
God of War: Ragnarok PC Build Total Price $1,310.49
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $10.58, was previously $1,321.07.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p God of War: Ragnarok PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on God of War: Ragnarok at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $308.14 which really helped mark it as a good fit.The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $10.62, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right God of War: Ragnarok 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for God of War: Ragnarok and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $200. You can get this processor for $161.03, which we saw it at that price on 1st Dec 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $49.46 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For God of War: Ragnarok At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our God of War: Ragnarok 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 Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on God of War: Ragnarok

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 70 FPS at Ultra settings for God of War: Ragnarok, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 97 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

God of War: Ragnarok
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run God of War 5 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 74 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 53.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for God of War: Ragnarok runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- we see this pc build is likely to get 173FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Battlefield 6 to return 67FPS on Ultra and 84FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 50 FPS running at Ultra, and 70 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative God of War: Ragnarok Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $299.99.