If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Red Dead Redemption 2 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 on the best graphics possible, and a 1080p screen resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.
This title falls in the Shooter, Adventure, Sandbox 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 2019 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 4 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.
OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
Pioneer SSD 512GB
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Razer Kraken Pro V2
|Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Build Total Price||$926.24|
Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Red Dead Redemption 2 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. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 18th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $199.99. With a price of $209.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.
When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 6GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 6GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.
We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600 that has the best price to performance position today, at $119.92. A low end price for this CPU would be $114.99, which we saw it priced at on 28th Nov 2019.This CPU and GPU provide the required Red Dead Redemption 2 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.
Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $54.99, which provides it a place in our build today. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $54.99, which was recorded at 29th Nov 2019.
To make sure we meet the Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the OLOy 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $49.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. A price point for this RAM was down to $47.89 on 7th Jan 2020.
With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Red Dead Redemption 2 at around 57 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 80 FPS at high graphics.
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 1440p Red Dead 2 we would expect 58 FPS at High and a drop to 41 when run at 1440p Ultra.
While we have put a great PC build together for Red Dead Redemption 2 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Halo: Reach will get 181FPS on Ultra settings raising to 200+FPS on High. On the other hand we see that FIFA 20 returns 174FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order may see 89 FPS running at Ultra, and 124 on High graphics settings.
Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It is placed at 7% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Red Dead Redemption 2 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $398.46.