Best PCs for DOOM Eternal

Best PCs for DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal is the spectacularly reviewed sequel to the 2016 DOOM reboot. It is a demon-slaying, wall-climbing, glory-fueled game of destruction that many people have found massive enjoyment in.

It definitely improves upon the reboot, which was very highly praised, and it honors the very famous and monumental 1993 original DOOM game. If you are looking for a look at gameplay and an honest review of the game: checkout Gameranx for an in-depth review of the game itself.

For the PC, you’ll find that the system requirements are a bit more eye-watering than most other games, and will bring almost all but the most recent and powerful custom gaming computers to their knees. This can be attributed to the fact that even the game’s low settings are still very demanding in visual effects. With this in mind, if you buy a computer that is capable of playing this game, you’ll have a solid gaming PC for almost every other game that can be played today. 

DOOM Eternal System Requirements

When you check Steam for the developer specified system requirements, there are some high hardware requirements, though not much difference between the minimum and recommended specs. One thing to note is that the minimum requirements are to play the game at low settings at 1080p with a 60 FPS average target. The recommended hardware specs have a 1080p, 60 FPS target at high settings.

If you check out an investigation into the game, you'll see that different settings do not affect the frame rate as much as in other games, so don’t count on being able to under-spend on a computer then expect acceptable levels of performance from this game. You can always lower the resolution to 720p or lower, but then the game will look blurry and pixelated, which is the opposite of what we recommend. 

Here are the DOOM Eternal system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-Bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280(3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB), RX 470 (4GB)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB)
    • On NVIDIA GTX 970 cards Texture Quality should be set to Medium
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space


Best Apex Gaming PCs for DOOM Eternal

Best Overall: Apex Streamer
Best Budget: Apex Silver
Best 4K Gaming: Apex Platinum 
Best High-End: Apex Zen
-Ryzen 5500
-16 GB RAM
-GTX 1660 Super
-Ryzen 4100
-16 GB RAM
-GTX 1650 
-240 GB SSD
-Intel 12600KF
-16 GB RAM
-RTX 3060ti 
-MSI Z690-A Pro
-750W PSU
-Ryzen 9 5900x
-Apex 360MM AIO
-32 GB RAM
-RTX 3080 
-ASUS X570 Crosshair Hero VIII
-1000W PSU
-9x RGB Fans
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Best Overall: Apex Streamer 

The Apex Streamer sits right at that perfect point between affordability, performance, and style. In its base configuration, it’s a very solid contender for a lot of games and can handle almost anything and everything you’d want to use on it. 

The Ryzen 5600x is one of the best all-around CPUs that exists on the market today, and the stock cooler is surprisingly good at keeping this CPU happy and healthy. It has 6 CPU cores for all your multitasking needs and is very capable in all games. Going up to the 5800X would see some improvements, though not enough to be worthwhile necessarily in this price bracket for a purely gaming-focused build. This CPU is also very similar to what the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 will come equipped with, so you’ll be ready for all the next-gen games on this front.

For DOOM Eternal specifically, moving from the GTX 1650 to the 1660 Super will ensure you have no problems when you want to crank up the settings to Ultra Nightmare and get totally immersed in the prolific gore and ‘Viking-like’ slaying of demons. At 1080p and 1440p, you’ll be able to stay well above 100 FPS with the 2060 Super, which means if you don’t have a monitor that has a 144Hz refresh rate or higher, you’ll want one. High refresh rate monitors are highly recommended when playing any PC game. 

RAM requirements are one of the easiest things to account for. If you have 16 GB, you’re doing great. For gaming and even streaming while gaming, you’ll almost never use all 16GB of RAM. For gaming, it is far more important to upgrade your CPU, GPU, or SSD before going above 16GB of RAM. Only video editors who deal with 4K or 6K videos, or engineers with giant CAD programs should upgrade to beyond 16GB realistically. 

For storage, all Apex Gaming PCs come with an SSD. There is no question that this is the best way to make sure that you have a responsive and fast computer. With only a Hard Drive, even the best CPUs and GPUs will appear slow if they are constantly waiting for data from the HDD. For gamers, it’s easier to just have a single SSD, so upgrading this to 500 GB or 1 TB is recommended. If you plan on having a lot of games and don’t have the budget for the SSD upgrade, then I would recommend adding a hard drive, but you will have to manually manage where games are installed in order to utilize the hard drive.

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Best Budget: Apex Silver 

The Apex Silver is our most price competitive gaming computer, and it sells very well because it gives a lot of customers a solid gaming experience without destroying wallets. It is capable, looks fantastic, and can be upgraded to accommodate most people’s needs.

Because DOOM Eternal is a difficult game to run though, I do recommend opting for the Ryzen 5500 over the stock Ryzen 4100. The extra 2 cores and 4 threads will definitely be utilized by DOOM Eternal, and the stock cooler gets upgraded as well, which is a nice little free bonus. The Ryzen 3600 can offer noticeable performance gains over the Ryzen 3100, but it is not required to play the game well.

The 1660 Super is the minimum graphics card that we would recommend for DOOM Eternal, just given its high-resolution textures and assets. The 1650 will restrict you to only being able to play DOOM Eternal at Medium settings, which is fine, but the upgrade to a 1660 Super can get you all the way to Ultra settings.

Again, as stated above, gamers should always be looking to equip their PCs with 16GB of RAM, especially if they want to play demanding games like DOOM Eternal. For Overwatch, League of Legends, or Valorant, 8 GB can be fine, but 16 GB is just better for everything you would need to do on your computer.

For storage, you’ll want at least 240 GB of space. Windows 10 Pro will take up about 20 GB and DOOM Eternal will take about 80 GB, so you’ll be scrambling for space for other games or programs if you stick with the 120 GB SSD.


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Best 4K Gaming: Apex Platinum 

When it comes to trying to game at 4K, most people will have the PC hooked up to a 4K TV in their living room, so having a PC that looks good is extra important when considering a 4K gaming PC. The Apex Platinum checks both boxes for style and performance when considering 4K gaming.

For DOOM Eternal and most other games, the Intel 12600KF is as good at  mid level gaming gets. You’ll be hard-pressed to see any difference between them, nor will games be any better or faster going from 6 CPU cores to 10 cores. Not only is the CPU more cost-effective, but it also produced less heat for the same gaming performance, so sticking with the Apex 120MM AIO cooler is sufficient for the 12600KF as well. An upgrade to the MSI Z690-A Pro is recommended so that you will get all the features of the 12600K, including overclocking and more USB ports.

The recommended GPU for any 4K gaming setup is the RTX 3070. It has the performance and capacity to play almost every game at 4K, 60 FPS using high settings. While it is expensive, you’ll find the RTX 3070 to be a definitely worthwhile upgrade, as it won’t need to downscale the resolution or lower settings like the Xbox One X when trying to play at 4K.  Because we are using the 3070  which can consume a bit more power than most GPUs, the 750W PSU is recommended just for the utmost stability in all scenarios.

16 GB of RAM is still recommended here even though you are quadrupling the number of pixels compared to 1080p. This is because the GPU has its own dedicated Video RAM to work with, so the CPU can use all 16GB of RAM for game logic, which does not change as you change video settings, so the recommendation from before still stands. 

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Best High-End: Apex Zen 

Last, but certainly not least, the Apex Zen is one of the most beautiful computers that we offer. Its aesthetic and computational prowess will dominate games while keeping cool and looking even cooler while doing it. If you have the budget to outfit this with all the hardware shown in the picture, then you’ll be set for years to come.

When considering the best CPU, it’s hard to beat the Ryzen 5900X. It is a 12 core beast that runs very fast without producing an unquenchable amount of heat as the 12900K does. There are very few things that a gamer could ask for from their CPU that the 5900X doesn’t handily deliver. Though the stock cooler is sufficient for cooling this monster, it is recommended to move up to the Apex 360MM AIO cooler so that you can maximize your CPU cooling potential and performance. A custom loop looks absolutely gorgeous though if your budget can fit it. To complement the CPU, the ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard is an excellent pairing with its tasteful RGB and an amazing selection of ports.

For the GPU, the 3080  is the best that you could ever want. It handles all games amazing, so feel free to play DOOM Eternal at 240 FPS, even on Ultra Nightmare settings. It is a no brainer choice when considering what to equip a high-end custom gaming PC with. The GPU is the single most important component of any gaming computer. A 1000W PSU is recommended though, as the 3080 can pull a lot of power by itself.

For RAM, I would still recommend 16GB, though why not go for broke and outfit this with 32GB of RAM. No matter what you do, or how many Chrome tabs you keep open in the background, you’ll never run out of RAM. To that end, a 1 TB or 2 TB SSD is easy to recommend. More storage is always better since it’s always easier to have enough storage and not worry than limit yourself and have to spend time clearing out or compressing files for space. 

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If none of the above computers seem like the right fit for you, then Apex Gaming PCs offers customized desktop builds for any customer to fit your exact needs and budget. No fluff, no commissions, just direct communication to suit your individual needs. Apex also offers gaming PC financing so you can play sooner and pay later.

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