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Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 7th Aug 2020

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 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 Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$137.90
Graphics Card
$229.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$50.00
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$69.49
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$118.80
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Build Total Price $1,066.11
Rig
9
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.02, was previously $1,066.13.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Red Dead Redemption 2 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 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 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. With a price of $229.99 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.

Selecting The Right Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

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 $137.9. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 5 2600 was $59.9, which we spotted on 7th Jul 2020.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 $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Red Dead Redemption 2 At The Right Price

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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $50.00 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. A price point for this RAM was down to $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Red Dead Redemption 2

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.

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PC Build Research Area

Red Dead Redemption 2
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p 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 1440p Red Dead 2 we would expect 58 FPS at High and a drop to 41 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

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 Grounded will get 63FPS on Ultra settings raising to 88FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Assassins Creed: Valhalla returns 33FPS on Ultra and 48FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 may see 48 FPS running at Ultra, and 67 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Red Dead Redemption 2

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Shooter, Adventure, Sandbox genre type that Red Dead Redemption 2 sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Shooter, Adventure, Sandbox genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Red Dead Redemption 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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 $581.