It’s no surprise that Call of Duty: Warzone is constantly among the top 5 most played games in the world. In 2021, almost a year since its release, the battle royale extravaganza attracts more players than ever. Coincidentally, the interest in PC gaming has seen a meteoric rise during the past year. Since the covid-19 pandemic caused the majority of the human race to enter a year-long hibernation in their homes, a lot more people were spending time indoors playing video games.
The sales figures speak for themselves. Consumers spent over $4 billion in 2020 on PC hardware alone. Which is exactly why we recommend you buy a prebuilt gaming machine right now.
You may be wondering; why should I buy a prebuilt system when I can build my own? If you ask this question on any one of the PC building subreddits or forums, you would be bombarded by many varying opinions. While many arguments against buying prebuilt gaming PCs held some weight before, the computer hardware market is wildly different now than it was even a few months ago.
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused the biggest hardware supply shortage in a decade. To make things worse, what followed was the largest ever silicon shortage that the electronics industry has ever experienced. As of March 2021, every PC hardware store shelf is reminiscent of an empty post-apocalyptic wasteland. Whenever a restock of shiny new Ryzen processors or RTX 30 series graphics cards arrive (usually with much higher prices, mind you), they are sold out immediately.
The only party that was least unaffected by the Great Silicon Crisis were the various system integrators. Surprisingly, buying a prebuilt PC in 2021 will actually cost less than building your own. This has made the idea of buying a prebuilt go from being only for people who couldn’t be bothered building their own, to pretty much the only option to get a gaming system in your hands without having to pay an extreme tax. Besides, unless you’re really into PC building, casual gamers are always better off buying a prebuilt.
So, if you’ve been wanting to begin your Warzone journey and have been eager to join the glorious PC Masterrace, look no further! Below we have compiled the ultimate guide to choosing your new gaming system. Whatever budget you’re shopping in, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve split this buyer’s guide into four main performance tiers that most PC gamers fall under. The graphics settings are mostly set to medium, high or very high presets accordingly, with motion blur turned off. Happy shopping!
Best Prebuilts for Warzone – Our Recommendations
1080p at Medium to High Settings
This is the most affordable stage of PC gaming. 1080p at 60FPS is the most inexpensive and easily accessible monitor resolution. At the time of writing, over 67% of PC gamers play at 1080p.
If you’re a gamer on a budget under $1000, the prebuilt gaming PCs listed below are your best bet. They are sold by reputable brands and system builders that are trusted by gamers for their good price to performance, build quality and support.
Do keep in mind that all the prices listed below are subject to change slightly.
Other than the single channel 8GB system memory found in all three systems, there’s little you’ll have to complain about. You can always add another stick of 8GB RAM later on when you can scrounge up the cash for it (which we highly recommend you do).
1.Dell G5 Gaming Desktop
Our first and cheapest prebuilt PC is the Dell G5 Gaming Desktop. At $700, this is quite the compelling deal. The 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10100 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads is evenly matched with Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super, a stellar graphics card at 1080p (given that you’re willing to turn down some of the creature comfort graphical settings).
The rest of the specs include a 1TB hard drive as its only storage option (we highly recommend getting an SSD with your system, although it will cost $50 more) and 8GB of memory at 2666MHz. The only questionable aspect of this otherwise extremely well-built PC is the power supply. At just 360W, you won’t have room for any future upgrades. And given the fact that Dell is notorious for having proprietary power supplies and motherboards, upgrading almost any meaningful component will sadly be unavailable to you. Also, a pro tip: Dell is notorious for bogging down their systems with useless warranties and other extra cost-adding measures, so ensure that you aren’t charged extra for things you don’t want.
2. iBUYPOWER Gaming RDY TMRIIRG206
If you’re more inclined to buy something with more upgradability, iBUYPOWER has got you covered. The Zen 2 based AMD Ryzen 3 3100 that powers the system isn’t the most powerful of processors. But with 4 cores and 8 threads along with its unlocked core multiplier makes this a very capable gaming CPU. Not to mention the inclusion of 8GB of fast 3000MHz RAM. The GTX 1650 Super makes an appearance again, and rightfully so.
iBUYPOWER ‘s choice of storage is a respectable 500GB SATA SSD. The entire system is powered by a standard ATX 500-Watt power supply, so you won’t have to worry about being power limited in the instance you decide to upgrade in the future.
In fact, iBUYPOWER has used off the shelf products for each and every component. This makes upgrading any part of this system extremely painless. For $729, the Gaming RDY is an offering that’s hard to beat.
3. HP OMEN Desktop GT12-0240m
At $829, while costing slightly more, the HP OMEN GT12-0240m offers a very compelling system for the price. With an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 processor and a GTX 1660 Super, it’s by far the most powerful gaming PC out of the three. You can confidently turn up the graphics settings up a notch at 1080p and still enjoy smooth 60 fps gaming. The rest of the system is on par with what you can expect for a system at this price point, with a single stick of fast 3200MHz 8GB memory and a blazing fast 256GB M.2 SSD along with a competent 500W power supply.
HP’s OMEN brand of gaming PCs has been constantly well-reviewed by users for their price to performance and excellent customer support.
1080p at Very High Settings
If you’ve got a little more cash at hand, you can enjoy the benefits of high refresh rate gaming. In recent years, cheap 1080p monitors with refresh rates with over 100Hz have become increasingly frequent. High refresh rate gaming is an absolute pleasure to experience, and it also provides a distinct competitive advantage in first person shooters such as Warzone.
1. Cyberpower Syber C Pro 250
Cyberpower’s Syber C Pro 250 is a delectable offering in the often-crowded prebuilt market. It packs a ton of performance for a very reasonable price. At $1324, the Syber C Pro offers an Intel Core i5 10400F 6 core, 12 thread processor that can handle any gaming load thrown at it. The highlight of this system is the Nvidia RTX 3060 that provides next-gen performance at 1080p. In a market where it’s nearly impossible to find an Ampere GPU, this is a noteworthy offering.
The Syber also packs 16GB of RAM (2x8GB) at 3200MHz, along with a 500GB M.2 SSD. The 650W Silverstone power supply is a welcome sight to see, which leaves more than enough spare room for upgrades. Cyberpower also uses conventional components, so rest assured you will have no trouble replacing any of the components in the future.
2. HP OMEN Desktop GT12-0240m
The HP OMEN makes its second appearance on our list, with a few key differences. We have upgraded to a 6c/12t AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor. This extremely cost-efficient CPU is unanimously regarded as the best all-rounder currently in the market. With strong multi-core performance and respectable single core numbers, this processor pairs nicely with the AMD RX 5700XT. Team Red’s offering provides excellent 1080p performance and is even playable at 1440p.
The system memory has been bumped up to two sticks of 16GB memory at 3200MHz. the storage also sees a welcome upgrade with a 512GB M.2 SSD and a 1TB hard drive. The still very capable 500-Watt power supply remains. With all of the above specs for $1269, the HP OMEN is an absolute killer deal.
3. Dell G5 Gaming Desktop
The Dell G5 returns with a different configuration that manages to compete in the 1080p high refresh rate gaming category. Our recommended $1350 setup packs an Intel Core i7 10700F 8 core processor with the Nvidia RTX 2060 Super. This quite brawny combination handles any game you throw at it at 1080p, and you will have no trouble running most titles at very high settings at a juicy 100+ fps.
The rest of the system specs include 2 sticks of 8GB 2933MHz RAM for a total of 16GB, and a 128GB M.2 SSD and a 1TB hard drive. The unimpressive proprietary 500W power supply makes a return, but for this configuration, you won’t be needing to make any big changes for quite some time.
1440p at Very High Settings
2560×1440 resolution is widely regarded as the ultimate sweet spot when it comes to PC gaming. If you’ve got more than $1500 US Dollars to spend, 1440p is where you’ll want to look. Each of the systems listed below contains 16GB of RAM running in dual channel configuration at a speed of 3200MHz for best performance.
1. Alienware Aurora R11
Alienware, Dell’s premium gaming line comes out swinging with the Aurora R11. This striking gaming PC packs quite a punch. The amalgamation of the Intel Core i7 10700F with 8 cores and the GeForce RTX 3060Ti will easily handle 1440p gaming at very high framerates.
For storage, Alienware has included a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD for blazing fast speed. It also comes with a perfectly adequate 500W power supply. For just $1569, you will easily get north of 100fps in Warzone at a crispy 1440p resolution with this sweet deal of a gaming rig.
2. iBUYPOWER Element
iBUYPOWER takes the 1440p performance tier by storm with this absolute killer bargain. The highlight of this system is the Nvidia RTX 3070. Paired with the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, the next gen Ampere card is able to dominate games at 1440p without even breaking a sweat.
Along with a 500GB M.2 SSD and a respectable 650-Watt power supply, iBUYPOWER’s offering is one of the best prebuilt PCs we’ve seen in a long time. At only $1679 US Dollars, this could very well be your next Warzone gaming champion.
3. Cyberpower Gamer Ultra
Starting at $1729, the Cyberpower Gamer Ultra offers the 8 core i7 10700F and the RTX 3060Ti at a competitive price bracket. While not as compelling a deal as the iBUYPOWER counterpart, the Gamer Ultra is still a great choice and a strong 1440p performer. The system comes enclosed in an attractive RGB chassis with a great 600W EVGA power supply at 80 Plus Gold Efficiency. Cyberpower has also provided plenty of storage, with a 500GB NVMe SSD and a 3TB hard drive.
4K at Very High Settings
And finally, we arrive at the apex of PC gaming. This is an exclusive club that not many gamers have had the pleasure of experiencing. So, if money is of no issue to you, read on to see our recommendations for the 3 best prebuilts for Warzone at astonishing levels of detail and tons of FPS to boot.
1. Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10
Alienware has made a name for itself by catering to the high-end PC gaming market. With the Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition, they’re cementing themselves as the go-to brand for the ultimate performance gaming PCs. Equipped with the Ryzen 7 5800X 8c/16t powerhouse, the R10 means serious business. The Nvidia RTX 3080 is able to handle any title at 4K resolution, so you can easily enjoy Warzone in the ultimate quality with tons of FPS to give you a competitive edge. With 32GB of fast 3200MHz system memory, a 1TB M.2 SSD and a 1000W power supply, the Aurora R10 gives you all the performance you will ever need for its premium price tag of $2669.
2. iBUYPOWER Creator RDY LCIIBR201
The iBUYPOWER Creator PC is catered towards enthusiasts of Team Red. The AMD RX 6900XT combined with the Ryzen 7 5800X makes this a robust system. It gives best in class performance and handles AAA gaming titles effortlessly at 4K.
The Creator also comes with 32GB of 3200MHz memory in dual channel and offers you plenty of storage with its 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, paired with a 2TB hard drive. All of its off the shelf components are powered by an 80 Plus Gold rated 1050-Watt power supply. At $2919, the iBUYPOWER Creator RDY will serve you well as an absolute beast of a gaming machine.
3. Origin PC Millennium
One does not simply talk about enthusiast-grade prebuilts without mentioning Origin PC. The Corsair-owned system integrator has a wide range of awe-inspiring gaming machines. With their Millennium prebuilt gaming systems, they offer first-class performance, if you can afford it. Our configuration comes with an Intel Core i9 10900K, a monstrous processor with 10 cores that boost up to 5.3GHz that’s complemented nicely with the Nvidia RTX 3080.
The Millennium also comes with 32GB of speedy 3000MHz RAM, and a combo of a 250GB M.2 SSD and a mechanical 2TB drive for storage. Everything is adequately powered by a corsair RM850x power supply rated at 80 Plus Gold efficiency. For a price of $3447, you’re guaranteed to get the best of what PC gaming has to offer.
Origin PC is renowned for their incredible customer service and build quality, with each system arriving in a rugged wooden crate for maximum shipping protection.
There you have it, our definitive buyers guide for the best prebuilt gaming systems that can run Call of Duty: Warzone. Rest assured, you will be able to have a very enjoyable experience in Verdansk using any of our above selections. And with all these different options, you’re very likely to get your hands on a baller gaming rig without having to break the bank.