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A new adventure awaits you in this second installment of the turn-based RPG series set in the world of Monster Hunter! Become a Rider and form bonds with friendly monsters known as Monsties to fight alongside them as you take part in an epic story.
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Jul 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a title which sits in the RPG, Action, Adventure genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2021 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and 10 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$155.93
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$57.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.19
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin PC Build Total Price $1,099.47
Rig
2.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.58, was previously $1,101.05.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 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 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 560 2GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $99.99. With a price of $99.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 2GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 560 2GB has 2GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $155.93. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 27th May 2020, which had it marked up at $59.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin build for a good reason. 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 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin At The Right Price

Our Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 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 1080p. The Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 560 2GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $32.99. A price point for this RAM was down to $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 86 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 62 at 1080p.

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Radeon RX 560 2GB

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We expect Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 66 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 560 2GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Resident Evil 8 is expected to return 0 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 0 frames per second on High. Far Cry 6 would return 0 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 0 FPS at High settings. With F1 2021 we expect 38 FPS running at Ultra settings and 53 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 1% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $149.99 today.