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Best pre-built PCs for playing Battlefield 2042 in 2021

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Battlefield 2042 is going all out, bringing larger battles than ever before with multiple ways to play. DICE's Frostbite engine looks as good as ever, and as usual with Battlefield games we're expecting a visual treat at every turn. PC players might have already noticed that minimum recommended specs are fairly high, with recommended specs including the latest GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD. If you're worried about performance issues with your aging system and can't find any stock to upgrade or build new, this list of pre-built gaming PCs should do the trick.

Battlefield 2042 on PC

Battlefield 2042 recommended PC specs are fairly high. You might be able to hit the minimum specs, but you're not going to get an optimal experience without one of the best desktop gaming PCs. Here's what EA and DICE list as the minimum required specs for Battlefield 2042:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti or AMD RX 560
  • RAM: 8GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Storage: 100GB

Here's what the developers list as recommended specs for Battlefield 2042:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Storage: 100GB SSD

With this in mind, we recommend most people check out the HP OMEN 30L. There are plenty of configurations available, and you can even customize some parts as your budget allows. Prices do start quite low, and even the baseline models will deliver a pleasant Battlefield experience.

If you'd like something that feels more like a custom build without the boutique prices, the ABS Master ALI564 should make a great choice. It's fairly affordable, yet it hits the recommended specs for Battlefield 2042.

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.