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Cyberpunk 2077 won our Best Game Of Show - E3 2019. Its certainly become one of the most anticipated titles on our gaming horizon and now has an official release date. Cyberpunk 2077 is out on 17th September 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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Cyberpunk 2077 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Dec 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Cyberpunk 2077 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Cyberpunk 2077 experience. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on the best graphics possible, and a 1440p screen resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Cyberpunk 2077. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

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 Cyberpunk 2077 we can see that it is in the RPG 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 2020. 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 1440p Price to Performance Cyberpunk 2077 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
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
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Cyberpunk 2077 PC Build Total Price $1,450.53
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $14.47, was previously $1,465.00.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Cyberpunk 2077 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $435.61. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 22nd Dec 2019, which had it priced at $426.41.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $159.23 during the past two weeks.

This build will need to have at least 6GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Cyberpunk 2077 1440p 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 i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Cyberpunk 2077 and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 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 $159.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

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. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was priced at $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Cyberpunk 2077 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Cyberpunk 2077 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $52.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1440p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Cyberpunk 2077

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Cyberpunk 2077 at around 65 average frames per second, on 1440p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 91 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Cyberpunk 2077
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 4k Cyberpunk 2077 we would expect 54 FPS at High and a drop to 39 when run at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Cyberpunk 2077 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Microsoft Flight Simulator, Watch Dogs Legion and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Microsoft Flight Simulator we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 27FPS on Ultra and 38FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Watch Dogs Legion likely to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 74 FPS, raising to 103 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Cyberpunk 2077 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB instead, which comes with a 5% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $397.99 at the moment.