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Half-Life 3 has not been confirmed yet by Valve but this long awaited game is being rumored a lot. This will be the sequel to the well accepted Half-Life 2. The entire Half-Life franchise is developed by Valve. As expected, the game will remain in the FPS genre only. We expect a lot of new elements and gameplay improvements in the title. The game is yet to be confirmed, so do check back for more information.
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Half-Life 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Half-Life 3 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Half-Life 3. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra settings selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. 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.

This title falls in the Shooter genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 0000 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 falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. 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 Half-Life 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$148.00
Graphics Card
$379.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
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
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Half-Life 3 PC Build Total Price $1,452.21
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $7.31, was previously $1,444.90.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Half-Life 3 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $379.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 20th Aug 2020 where we saw it for $379.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Half-Life 3 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs.

Selecting The Right Half-Life 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Half-Life 3 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $148 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $53.99. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Half-Life 3 At The Right Price

Our Half-Life 3 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 2600 and Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $50.99. A low price point for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was spotted on 9th Jan 2020, where we saw it at $49.99.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Half-Life 3

With this current build we expect to see a return of 61 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Half-Life 3. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Half-Life 3
Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB

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 47 FPS on Ultra or 65 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Half-Life 3 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 eFootball PES 2021 is expected to achieve 161FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Genshin Impact we would find 80FPS on Ultra raising to 112FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 21, we would likely achieve 200+ FPS on Ultra and 200+ FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Half-Life 3

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Shooter genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Half-Life 3.

Half-Life 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Half-Life 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB, which is similar, with a 3% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $379.99.