Best PC for Playing Apex Legends in 2019

Apex Legends
Apex Legends (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

Overall, the best gaming PC you can get for playing Apex Legends is the Alienware Aurora R7. Since Apex Legends has pretty low system requirements as far as modern games go, the NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card, Intel Core i7-8700 processor, and 16 GB of RAM that the Alienware Aurora R7 comes equipped with is really all you need in order to run the game incredibly smoothly at max settings.

Alienware Aurora R7

All the power you'll need

Who should buy the Alienware Aurora R7?

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Ideally, you should buy an Alienware Aurora R7 if you're planning on playing Apex Legends at max settings and are considering trying it out at higher resolutions, such as 1440p.

Is it a good time to buy an Alienware Aurora R7?

Considering that the hardware within this PC is from a previous generation, there's never been a better time to buy the Alienware Aurora R7 than right now. You won't ever have to worry about the price increasing since both the GPU and CPU aren't new anymore.

What makes the Alienware Aurora R7 so good?

Apex Legends characters

Apex Legends characters (Image credit: EA / Respawn Entertainment)

The main thing about the Alienware Aurora R7 that makes it such a good gaming PC for Apex Legends is that its hardware is more than enough to run the game perfectly. The NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU and Intel Core i7-8700 CPU may not be top-of-the-line pieces of kit, but for a less-demanding title like Apex Legends, you can comfortably play in 1440p and 60 frames per second, while on max settings. If you prefer standard HD 1080p instead, you'll be able to significantly increase your frames per second past 60. In addition, this hardware will be competent enough to play taxing games at high settings and maintain a good framerate, though you won't be able to push past 1080p.

If you think you'll want to upgrade some of the hardware in this computer later, then the roomy interior of this PC will give you the space you need, which is something that people who like to customize and improve their systems over time will appreciate. Lastly, the hard drive you get with the Alienware Aurora R7 is pretty big at 1 TB.

Alternatives to the Alienware Aurora R7

If the Alienware Aurora R7 is a little too pricey for your budget, then there are some less expensive options available that are still competent choices. The first one is an elite PC that will allow you to play the game in 4K at high settings and frame rate, the second one is a slightly less powerful system than the Alienware Aurora R7 that's much less expensive and can still run Apex Legends on high settings well, while the last alternative is a super cheap PC with just enough horsepower to run Apex Legends at 1080p 60 frames per second, provided you turn some settings down.

MSI Trident X

Go big or go home

If you want to play Apex Legends in sweet, smooth 4K, then you're going to need a beast of a PC due to how demanding 4K gaming is. Overall, the best 4K gaming PC you can get is the MSI Trident X. It's got a beefy NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics card, an Intel Core i7-9700K processor that can be overclocked, and 16 GB of RAM. These specs will give you enough power to comfortably play Apex Legends in 4K.

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme

Bang for your buck

If you don't care about pushing higher resolutions then 1080p, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme is the computer for you. It comes with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card, an Intel Core i5-8400 processor, and 8 GB of RAM, making it worse than the Alienware Aurora R7 in just about every way. However, it's also a lot less expensive at $800, and it's got just enough power under the hood in order to consistently run Apex Legends at 1080p 60 frames per second at very high settings.

SkyTech ArchAngel

Cheap, but it works

The SkyTech ArchAngel's NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU and AMD Ryzen 1200 CPU are the least powerful specs of any PC on this list, and they only offer okay performance across most modern games. However, Apex Legends is a title where this super affordable PC shines brightly due to the low system requirements. While 1080p 60 frames per second on max settings isn't possible here, you can definitely play the game at that resolution and frame rate by turning some settings down to medium.

Bottom line

At the end of the day, the Alienware Aurora R7 is the cream of the crop when it comes to choosing a gaming PC for Apex Legends that perfectly balances power and price.

Alienware Aurora R7

All the power you'll need
Brendan Lowry

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