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Battlefield™ 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.
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Battlefield 2042 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Jun 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Battlefield 2042 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Battlefield 2042 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard at the highest graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

This title falls in the Shooter, Action, 1st Person genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. We know that it was built on the Frostbite platform by the developers. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2021 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Battlefield 2042 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$231.47
Graphics Card
$397.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$104.49
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$56.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.00
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$43.05
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Battlefield 2042 PC Build Total Price $1,600.92
Rig
9.6
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $15.60, was previously $1,585.32.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Battlefield 2042 PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Battlefield 2042 in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $397.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is $376.05 recorded at 6th Dec 2019.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 8GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Battlefield 2042 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Battlefield 2042 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Battlefield 2042 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 $231.47. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $119.99.

Having the competitive price tag of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Battlefield 2042 PC build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Battlefield 2042 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Battlefield 2042 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $52.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Battlefield 2042

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Battlefield 2042 at around 73 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 92 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Battlefield 2042
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Battlefield 2042 at 1440p would be pulling in about 70 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 56 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Battlefield 2042 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Resident Evil 8 is expected to achieve 55FPS on Ultra and 76FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Dying Light 2 we would find 60FPS on Ultra raising to 84FPS at High. For our last comparison, Battlefield 6, we would likely achieve 73 FPS on Ultra and 92 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Battlefield 2042

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Battlefield 2042 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the Shooter, Action, 1st Person genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Battlefield 2042 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

A game like this almost demands that you enjoy its accompanying audio. So we increased the range of quality headsets that we looked at for our PC Builds sound delivery solution. We have still chosen the best valued headset in this range, but it will deliver some clear gaming audio and is a comfortable headset to boot. We have paired this build with the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1. We felt it fit the build nicely without breaking the bank. But there are other options above in our curated headsets list, just press the associated button in our PC build component table above for some of our other best priced components.

An Alternative Battlefield 2042 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card has a 4% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $379.99.