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A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Fighting to prevent the fall of society.
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The Division 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Nov 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run The Division then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game at top end graphics settings, and a 1080p screen resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Shooter, Online, RPG genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2016 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Division PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.77
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$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
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
The Division PC Build Total Price $1,228.72
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $19.19, was previously $1,209.53.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Division PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run The Division at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $164.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Tom Clancy's The Division. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $14.01 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right The Division 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $167.77 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $146.95, which was on 4th Aug 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this The Division PC build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Division At The Right Price

The The Division 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Division

Running a PC build with these hardware components for The Division we expect to see about a 89 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 64 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

The Division
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Tom Clancy's The Division at 1440p would be pulling in about 68 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Tom Clancy's The Division PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Watch Dogs Legion, Genshin Impact and Cyberpunk 2077 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Watch Dogs Legion we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 54 and at High settings an FPS of 75 frames. In comparison Genshin Impact is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 51, improving to 71 FPS on High settings. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 will see an Ultra FPS of around 48 which improves to a 67 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For The Division

As The Division falls into the Shooter, Online, RPG genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

The Division Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

This title’s genre, Shooter, Online, RPG, made us want to find a headset that can really capitalise on the higher audio demands the game can deliver. We therefore selected the headset from a better group of peripherals, while still looking for the best value headset. We have chosen the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 for its clear audio and great price today. If you wish to find cheaper or better quality headsphones then use our selection list above to see some other headsets that we have found that represent good value gaming audio today.

An Alternative The Division Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is placed at 4% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up The Division frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $219.99.