6 best Call of Duty gaming PCs for maximum performance

Do you need a new gaming PC and want to be sure it can handle Call of Duty? Well, we’ve covered you …


What gaming PC do you need for Call of Duty? | © Activision / GameMachines

Call of Duty is one of the most popular shooters out there. With the annual releases and especially the Battle Royale spin-off Warzone, the franchise inspires millions of players. While many gamble on consoles for the sake of simplicity and thus do not have to worry about hardware, the real shooter fans naturally play on PC. But since not everyone is familiar with building PCs, or maybe they are just too lazy to examine all the parts and then hope it works, here is a list of ready-made gaming PCs.

If you want to buy a new gaming PC and especially want to be able to play the current Call of Duty games, and maybe the next or two, evenly, you need to dig deep into your pockets. To make sure you get something good for your hard-earned money, we’ll present what we think are the six best Call of Duty gaming PCs on the market right now. These are guaranteed to give you maximum performance and high FPS that you will …

How did we choose the best gaming PCs for Call of Duty?

To find the best game PC builds for Call of Duty, we take a look at the official system requirements for Warzone and Vanguard, which you can see further down in this article. We follow approximately the recommended system requirements for this article, but will make sure we exceed them by a good chunk. After all, we want not only to be able to play CoD evenly at 60 FPS, but ideally also at over 100 FPS and at high settings. In addition, the PC must also be able to handle the coming Modern Warfare II and war zone 2 without problems.

What are the best game consoles for Call of Duty: Warzone & Vanguard?

KIEBEL Tricera III | from € 1099

With this machine you get an excellent gaming PC that can easily handle Warzone and Vanguard and is relatively cheap to boot. Oh, and it looks pretty good too:

Kiebel tricera III
A really good machine at that price! | © Kiebel

Tricera III’s process, graphics card and RAM are easily capable of playing Call of Duty at high settings well above 60FPS, even with a few other programs running alongside. With 16 GB of working memory, you are definitely well positioned for gaming.

Operating system

Without operating system

Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 5 3600, 6x 3.6 GHz
RAM 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz (2×8 GB), Dual-Channel
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 8 GB GDDR6
Motherboard MSI B450M-A PRO MAX, AMD B450, AM4, mATX
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 500 GB M.2 SSD

Power supply unit

EVGA 500W W1, 80+, 85% power efficiency

The only two disadvantages of this gaming PC are the low hard disk space and that it comes without operating system. So you definitely need to buy an operating system and should also consider investing in an additional HDD. Call of Duty games are unfortunately always very large and with only 500 GB, your hard drive will fill up fairly quickly. With Vanguard and Warzone alone, you will end up with 350 GB if you install all modes.

CAPTIVA Highend Gaming I67-888 | from € 2099

CAPTIVA I67-888 breaks into the scene with an extremely potent RTX 3070 Ti and a thick 1000 GB SSD. With this device, you should have no trouble reaching the high frame rates you want in a Call of Duty game …

Captiva I67 888
An incredibly solid hardware that will keep you afloat for several years. | © CAPTIVA

All components of this machine are designed to deliver decent performance while playing. With 16 GB of RAM you are up and running, even if you have other programs open in addition to gaming. However, the heart of this PC is definitely the thick 3070 Ti, which will keep you well equipped for upcoming big movies.

Operating system Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-12400F, 2.90 GHz Alder Lake
RAM 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 8 GB GDDR6X
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B560 HD3
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) SSD 1 TB M.2 NVMe
Power supply unit Captiva Power G650W

Since CAPTIVA also comes with Windows 11, you do not have to worry about an operating system. Despite the decent 1000 GB SDD, we recommend buying a large HDD as well. After all, you want to use the SSD primarily for games and the operating system and not clutter it with photos, music, videos or other programs.

one game PC Premium IN03 | from € 1450

One Premium is also sufficient to play Call of Duty smoothly with a higher frame rate. In addition to the RTX 3060, the HDD space is particularly impressive.

One gaming PC
A decent PC at a decent price. | © en

With this processor, RTX 3060 and 16 GB of RAM, you are more than well prepared and equipped for all current and upcoming Call of Duty games. 2TB HDD storage also benefits you, since Call of Duty always eats up a lot of memory. The 250 GB SSD is unfortunately a bit too small for Warzone and Vanguard together, so we do not recommend installing any large games on it yet.

Operating system Without operating system
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-9600KF, 6 x 3.7 GHz – 4.6 GHz
RAM 16 GB DDR4, 3200 MHz CORSAIR
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB GDDR6 GIGABYTE
Motherboard ASUS PRIME Z390-P
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 250 GB M.2 PCIe (NVMe) SSD Western Digital Blue SN570 / 2 TB HDD WD 2 TB SATA
Power supply unit 750 watt Gigabyte P750GM

A small disadvantage with one Premium is that it comes without an operating system, so you have to arrange it yourself. The HDD storage is fortunately more than sufficient, but if you want to run Warzone and Vanguard on an SSD to shorten loading times etc., we recommend investing in a larger or extra SSD.

MSI MPG Trident A 11TC-1893DE | from € 1450

MPG Trident not only looks good, but also has enough power to run all Call of Duty smoothly with high FPS. It also takes up relatively little space.

MSI Trident
Geez, this case just looks so boiled down, right? | © MSI

The MPG Trident A 11TC-1893DE comes with a potent processor, an RTX 3060 and 16 GB of RAM, which is more than enough to be able to operate both Warzone and Vanguard perfectly. Another benefit is the damn generous storage space. A 1TB SSD is light enough for both Vanguard and Warzone, so you do not need to upgrade here – 2TB HDD is also more than enough to store more games, music, videos, etc.

Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core ™ i7-11700F processor, 2.5 GHz
RAM 16 GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB GDDR6
Motherboard Custom (graphics: 1x DisplayPort-out (DisplayPort version: 1.4), 1x HDMI-out (HDMI version: 2.0) / Peripherals: 5x USB-A 2.0, 1x USB-A 3.2 (5 Gbit / s), 1x USB -A 3.2 (10 Gbit / s), 1x USB-C 3.2 (5 Gbit / s), 1x USB-C 3.2 10 Gbit / s / Network: 1x RJ-45
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 1 TB M.2 PCIe 3.0, SSD / 2 TB 2.5 “SATA, HDD, 5400 Rpm
Power supply unit 450 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze

Fortunately, the PC also comes with an operating system – Windows 10 Home – and can be upgraded to Windows 11 for free. Those who do not like to lay meter-long cables through the home should also be happy with the WLAN adapter. MPG Trident can also be connected to the Internet via WLAN without having to upgrade anything.

Acer Predator Orion 3000 | from € 1600

The Acer Predator Orion 3000 looks really naughty and delivers decent power for the price. If you want to play Call of Duty in style, you get a lot for your money here.

Acer Predator Orion 3000
Flippin’s amazing design here, guys. | © Acer

The special thing about this PC is definitely the extremely strong RTX 3070 graphics card. But the i7-11700F also delivers decent performance, and 16GB of RAM is more than enough. Again, we like the hard drive setup here. The 500GB SSD is just enough for the operating system and the latest Call of Duty games, and everything else fits in the 1TB HDD. However, the hard disk can be upgraded as needed.

Operating system Without operating system
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-11700F, 8x 2.50GHz, – Turboboost up to 4.90GHz (8 cores / 16 wires)
RAM 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB GDDR6
Motherboard Intel H470 Express Chipset
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD / 1TB 3.5 “SATA3 HDD 7,200 Rpm
Power supply unit 500 watts

As with many gaming PCs, the operating system from the Acer Predator Orion 3000 is unfortunately missing, so you have to fix it yourself. Otherwise you get a very powerful PC for relatively little money – after all, the RTX 3070 alone is currently just under € 900, depending on the supplier.

CSL HydroX L9115 ASUS Extreme Gaming | from € 3030

Finally we have another PC for you who have a lot of money. You get a real game beast for just over € 3000.

CSL Hydrox
What a powerful piece of silicon! | © CSL ASUS

CSL HydroX L9115 ASUS Extreme Gaming PC offers everything a player could want. The i9-11900KF is a true beast and the RTX 3080 delivers fantastic performance. You also get 32 ​​GB of RAM, which is even enough for video or image editing. In addition, there is a WLAN adapter, water cooling and a full 1000GB SSD as well as a 2000GB HDD. With this amount of storage, you can put all your Call of Duty games directly on your SSD.

Operating system Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i9-11900KF, 8x 3.5 GHz (from 5.3 GHz)
RAM 32 GB DDR4 RAM Kingston, max. 3200 MHz

Graphics Card (GPU)

ASUS GeForce RTX 3080, 10 GB GDDR6X
Motherboard ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WiFi
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 1000 GB M.2 SSD Kingston / 2 TB HDD
Power supply unit 750 watts

Conveniently, the PC also comes with Windows 11, so you do not have to worry about the operating system anymore. Although the CSL HydroX L9115 is not cheap, at € 3000, it definitely offers the most power and should get you through the next few years with ease.

What are the system requirements for Call of Duty?

Of course, to choose the right PC for Call of Duty, you need to know what the minimum and recommended system requirements are for the game. In the following, we list the minimum and recommended system requirements for Vanguard and Warzone. If you want a more detailed look, you can also find them here:

Warzone minimum system requirements

Operating system Windows 10 64-bit (v.1709 or later)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
Graphics memory (GPU) 2 GB
HDD space 175 GB

Warzone’s recommended system requirements

Operating system Windows 10 64-bit with latest update
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
RAM 12 GB RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
Graphics memory (GPU) 4 GB
HDD space 175 GB

Vanguard Minimum System Requirements

Operating system Windows 10, 64-bit with latest update
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
Graphics memory (GPU) 2 GB
HDD space 36 GB (MS and Zombies only), 177 GB (all game modes)

Vanguard recommended system requirements

Operation System Windows 10, 64-bit with latest update or Windows 11, 64-bit with latest update
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
RAM 12 GB RAM
Graphics Card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
Graphics memory (GPU) 4 GB
HDD space 177 GB

These were the current best gaming PCs for Call of Duty games in terms of price and performance. Of course you can also buy a PC for € 5000 with only the latest and greatest components on the market, but why would you want that? It is not absolutely necessary to have the best PC in the world to run Call of Duty on high graphics settings, with decent FPS. Thus, you will not find any monster PCs here …

This article was originally written by Lukas Ballat.