Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, offering addictive gameplay, both in the co-op sandbox survival mode and battle royale. What makes the game even more enjoyable is how optimized and well crafted it is. You could run it on an older, less-powerful PC without serious issues; however, if you're in the market for a new gaming rig, these picks are all contenders for the title of best gaming desktop PC for Fortnite.
HP OMEN 30L (AMD) (opens in new tab)
The HP OMEN 30L is a serious gaming machine. You can kit out the OMEN with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and 32GB of RAM. All you really need, however, is the base configuration, which includes an AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, and RX 5500 GPU.
This gaming rig from Lenovo comes rocking AMD or Intel processors, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The best part is this is a standard case that you'll find from other vendors, allowing you to upgrade to your heart's content.
Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop (opens in new tab)
A laptop? Why yes! It's pre-built, ready to go, and can be taken anywhere you wish. The Razer Blade 15 is slim, packed with powerful gaming hardware, and has attractive display options. This model we selected here comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM. It's perfect for Fortnite on the go.
CLX Ra (opens in new tab)
Ultimate Gaming Machine
You can configure the CLX Ra desktop gaming PCs with the latest Intel and AMD processors, starting at $2,249. We'd recommend an Intel configuration with a Core i7-12700K CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD, and 16GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have a faster CPU, more RAM, and better GPU or install your own after ordering. This PC is excellent for Fortnite and other games.
NZXT Starter Series PC (opens in new tab)
NZXT makes some excellent cases and cooling solutions, but the company also runs its own custom PC build service, allowing you to pick and choose parts and receive a complete NZXT PC ready on which to play games. The prices are pretty good, too, allowing you to save on a neat-looking gaming rig.
If we're to choose a PC for Fortnite
Fortnite isn't a demanding game. All you need is an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 600 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU, and 8GB RAM. These PCs easily meet those requirements and will allow you to be the last person standing should your skill be as good as your frame rate. If you need a single recommendation, go with the HP OMEN 30L.
Not only does the 30L look sleek, but it's also got everything packed inside that you'll need, including at least a GTX 1660 SUPER GPU and Ryzen 7 processor at an affordable price. It's possible to even upgrade the PC at a later date with a more capable Ryzen CPU and NVIDIA GPU if you want to play some other more demanding games.
Should you have the available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the CLX Ra can be kitted out with impressive components like the powerful i7-12700K and one of our picks for best graphics card.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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