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Best desktop PCs for Age of Empires 4 in 2021

Age of Empires IV Gameplay Reveal
Age of Empires IV Gameplay Reveal (Image credit: Microsoft)

The best desktop PCs for Age of Empires 4 range from budget options with integrated graphics, all the way up to dedicated gaming PCs with a ton of performance. We now know the Age of Empires 4 minimum system requirements include just a dual-core CPU and integrated graphics, so there's quite a bit of room to play around with when it comes to PC hardware. For those who aren't interested in building their own PC, these are the best pre-built PCs for playing Age of Empires 4.

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The best desktop PCs for Age of Empires 4 vary greatly in price and performance, but any of the above options will get the job done. Due to the relatively low PC requirements you don't necessarily need a high-end gaming PC, but the best gaming desktop PCs will deliver the best experience.

If you'd like a PC that doesn't necessarily look like a gaming tower but has gaming performance, have a look at the Dell XPS 8940 SE. Baseline prices are quite reasonable and still have hardware way over the minimum requirement, but you can go up to a Core i9-11900K CPU, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, 4TB of SSD and HDD storage, and an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU.

If you'd rather go with a true gaming PC, the HP OMEN 30L should be considered. Get it with Intel or AMD CPUs, as well as up to 64GB of HyperX RAM, 2TB of M.2 PCIe storage, and an NVIDIA RTX 3090 GPU for insane performance.

Those who'd rather remain mobile while enjoying the new RTS can check out our collection of the best laptops for Age of Empires 4.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.