By Erika Lentz
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Call of Duty: Warzone is an incredibly popular battle royal FPS game. Many gamers recognize the importance of in game weapons, armor, and more, but what about the gaming equipment you have out here in the real world? The best Call of Duty streamers will agree that you could be the best player in the world but, without the right equipment, you will not have much luck on the battlefield. Essentials like headsets, monitors, and keyboards can make or break the gaming experience for PC gamers. For those of you with gamer dads, these can make great gifts for Father’s Day.
Though many PC gamers nowadays prefer gaming laptops to play games like Call of Duty: Warzone, you might be looking for a good old fashioned desktop. Getting a desktop computer might seem simple but there are actually a lot of great choices out there. The best gaming desktops can offer you fast processing speeds, fantastic graphics, great memory and storage, and a slew of other features.
This desktop from Dell is a great choice at an average price. It has an Intel Core i7-9700 processor, Killer gigabit ethernet, and Killer wireless to provide you with fast and smooth connections. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, which is also VR-compatible, ensures a great graphics experience. The GPU, CPU, RAM, and hard drives in this desktop are all easily accessible for upgrading your system. This desktop has 15 GB of memory (RAM) and a ton of connection ports. It has great fans to help your computer stay cool during gaming sessions.
One issue that people have with this desktop is that the fan does not seem to be as powerful as advertised. Other users have also noted that the computer does not come with a manual so it may not be the best choice for beginners.
This desktop from HP is another great choice at a fairly average price. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, gigabit ethernet, and Bluetooth capabilities. This desktop also has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics card, 32 GB RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. It is one of the lighter and compact desktops you can get so it will not take up a whole lot of space in your set up.
The Intel Core i5 processor is sufficient for Call of Duty: Warzone but other games may require a more powerful processor. If you plan to use games that require faster processing speeds then this may not be the best choice for you. This desktop also has a loud fan which may be bothersome to some people.
This desktop from Skytech is among the cheaper gaming desktops available but the low price does not reflect on its great quality. The Ryzen 5 2600X processor allows for easy overclocking and AMD StoreMi technology enhances load/boot times, file management, and system responsiveness. This desktop is VR-ready and has an NVIDIA GTX 1660 graphics card optimized with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). It has several USB connections ports and an ethernet port, 16 GB RAM and a 500 GB SSD. It also has a Wraith Stealth Cooler, heat spreaders, and RGB RING fans with 19 light effect selections.
One issue with this computer is that it does not seem to have the dvi port as advertised. People have also said that the mouse and keyboard that come with it are not the best quality. Like with the HP desktop, the processor on this is sufficient but could be newer.
The ROG Strix from ASUS is another great option for the budget conscious gamer. It has an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor and gigabit wifi 5. It has an NVIDIA GeForce 1660Ti graphics card, customizable RBG chassis lighting, and transparent side panel for a great visual experience. It also provides theater-quality surround sound through headphone technology. This desktop has several connections ports on both the front and the rear and a very quiet cooling system. It has 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB hard drive.
Unlike many other desktops on this list, this desktop computer does not come with a keyboard and mouse. So, this is a cheap computer but it might the not be the best purchase value overall. It has also been noted that this desktop does not support overclocking.
This desktop from CLX is one of the top end choices for desktop gamers. It has an Intel Core i7 9700K processor, 16 GB RAM, and a 3 TB hard drive, more than many other desktop computers. This desktop also has a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, VR-compatibility, several USB ports, and an ethernet port. The unique liquid cooling system is sought by many gamers.
Being a top end desktop, this computer is a bit pricy compared to others. The main complaint that users have with this desktop is that the fans are loud. With any liquid cooling PC, you run the risk of water damage if it leaks. That said, this computer is durable and has a high quality build so this is not likely to happen.
This desktop from Alienware is on the upper end of average pricing but it is well worth the cost. It has an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor. It also has an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card with PCI-Express technology that doubles available bandwidth. The HyperX memory (16 GB) modules allow for easy overclocking and Killer connections mean fast speeds. This desktop has several front ports, a 512 GB SSD, and a 1 TB hard drive. It also has Legend Industrial Design to help lower temperatures by 8% and provide more overclocking stability. The AlienFX RBG LED lighting provides a nice visual effect as well.
This desktop is upgradeable but the design makes it a little more difficult than in other gaming desktops. It also has a liquid-cooled CPU which, again, has a risk of leaking.
This desktop from Cyberpower PC is a very high end up desktop that is a top choice among many professional gamers and leagues. It has an Intel Core i9 9900K processor, which is one of the newest Intel models, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card. It has 16 GB RAM, a 500 GB SSD, and a 2 TB hard drive. It provides a lot of connectivity with a high number of USB ports and an ethernet port. DirectX 12 gaming optimization and VR capability ensure the ultimate gaming experience. This desktop also has a liquid cooling system, tempered glass side panel, and ARGB lighting.
You will have the same risk with this liquid cooling system as others. The main complaint about this desktop seems to be the custom motherboard that is not well supported.
This desktop from Computer Upgrade King (CUK) is the most expensive on this list but very much worth the price for heavy duty, serious gamers. It has an Intel Core i9 9900KF processor and more storage than most other gaming desktops; 64 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, and 2 TB hard drive. This desktop has 6 high air flow fans, 3 mental blade front panels, and a tempered glass side panel for enhanced durability. It has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti graphics card and RGB Mystic Lighting.
Again, this is the most expensive desktop on this list. So, it is not the best choice for more casual gamers. It is liquid cooled, so you will need to be careful.
This desktop from HP is a pricy yet powerful gaming PC that is a great choice for many. It has an Intel Core i7 9700K processor, 16 GB RAM (upgradeable to 64 GB), and 512 GB SSD. This desktop features the HP Omen command center that lets you control RBG settings and network traffic and stream games on your TV with Omen game stream, which is a free service. It is VR ready and has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. It has a liquid cooling system and tempered glass side panel.
Another great choice from CUK, the Mantis has a liquid cooled Intel Core i9 9900KF processor, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, and 2 TB hard drive. It has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti graphics card. It also has 6 Halo fans and a high quality build with a tempered glass side panel. The fun design is inspired by the Praying Mantis; 30 green LED lights and front and top wings. It has several connection ports on the top wings.
This desktop is one of the pricier choices so it is not the best option for less serious gamers. Its liquid cooling system is reliable but you should take caution.
This is a list of great choices for gamers, casual and serious, looking for a gaming desktop. They offer powerful processors, graphics cards, cooling systems, connectivity, and more. These are all key features to look for in a gaming desktop. Especially for games such as Call of Duty: Warzone, you should shop around and not just buy the cheapest desktop you find.
Call of Duty: Warzone and other modern games need powerful computers to back them up and support them as the great games they are. You can check out the descriptions on this list and use them to shop around for the best choice for your needs. Get yourself set up with a good desktop and watch your skills soar.