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Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
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Hogwarts Legacy 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Jan 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Hogwarts Legacy then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with the highest ultra graphics, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. 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 Hogwarts Legacy build.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Hogwarts Legacy falls into the RPG, Action genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2022 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 Hogwarts Legacy PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$164.99
Graphics Card
$529.99
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
Corsair K63
$65.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.68
Hogwarts Legacy PC Build Total Price $1,543.02
Rig
8.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $6.01, was previously $1,537.01.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Hogwarts Legacy 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 Hogwarts Legacy at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $99.96, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 18th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $529.99. With a price of $529.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Hogwarts Legacy 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $164.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $161.03, which was on 1st Dec 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Hogwarts Legacy experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Hogwarts Legacy At The Right Price

The Hogwarts Legacy PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Hogwarts Legacy

Our PC build can run Hogwarts Legacy at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 88 and we would expect an average of 63 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Hogwarts Legacy
GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Hogwarts Legacy running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 67 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Hogwarts Legacy PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should get 99 when run on Ultra and this raises to 139 FPS on High. The popular Hitman 3 gets a return of 68 FPS on Ultra and then up to 95 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Far Cry 6, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 56 FPS run at Ultra and 78 frames on High.

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An Alternative Hogwarts Legacy Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which has a 8% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $397.99.