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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot for the Modern Warfare series. Captain Price is back for a series of covert operations in iconic European cities as well as among freedom fighters in the Middle East. COD: Modern Warfare has full cross-platform multiplayer support and no season pass.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Jan 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experience. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game at top end graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare listed on the page.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Shooter genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2019 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU $228.79
Graphics Card $209.99
Memory
OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
Pioneer SSD 512GB
$52.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$112.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$75.38
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$59.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$24.99
Headset
Razer Kraken Pro V2
$66.03
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Build Total Price $1,029.58
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 1 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $10.00, was previously $1,019.58.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix OC 6GB is $199.99 recorded at 18th Dec 2019. With a price of $209.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $228.79. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $199.99, which was on 28th Nov 2019.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz is well priced at $49.99 and fits with the Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix OC 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz when we saw it priced at $47.89, on 7th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at around 59 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 82 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 45 FPS on Ultra or 62 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 34 and a High setting FPS of 47 frames. Fortnite: Chapter 2 expects Ultra FPS around 144 which will improve to 200+ FPS for High settings. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be around 48 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 67 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $398.46.

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