Best Pre-Built Gaming PCs for Playing Fortnite Windows Central 2019

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. And if you're in the market for a new gaming rig, there are some compelling options out there. These are our picks for the best of 'em.

Sleek design: HP OMEN Obelisk

Staff Pick

The OMEN Obelisk by HP is a serious gaming machine. You can kit-out the Obelisk with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 2080 GPU, and 16GB of RAM, but all you really need is the $900 configuration, which includes an AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and 8GB RAM, and GTX 1060.

From $900 at HP

Budget rig: CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme

This gaming rig from CyberPowerPC comes rocking the latest Intel Core i5-9400F processor, NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, and a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD). 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.

$820 at Amazon

Power PC: iBUYPOWER Trace2 9250

iBuyPower takes all the components you'd buy yourself, makes sure they're compatible, and installs them inside an attractive looking PC case and tests the machine before shipping. Like other companies who perform similar services, you're paying a little bit more for that added peace of mind that it'll simply work when unboxed, and there's support at the other end of the phone.

$1,000 at Amazon

Gaming laptop: Razer Blade 15

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 beautiful display options. This model we selected here comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM. Perfect for Fortnite on the go.

From $1,900 at Amazon

Unlimited power: Dell Alienware Area-51

When only the best will do, you need AMD Threadripper. Dell has its Area-51 latest Intel and AMD processors, which start at $1,672 and come with an Intel Core i7-9800X CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 8GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have more RAM and a faster GPU or install your own after ordering. This CPU is overkill for Fortnite, but you will make mincemeat of it and all other games.

From $1,980 at Dell

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 man standing should your skill be as good as your frame rate. If you need a single recommendation, go with the HP Omen Obelisk.

Not only does the Obelisk look sleek, it's got everything packed inside that you'll need, including at least a GTX 1060 GPU and Ryzen 5 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 available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the Dell Alienware Area-51 can be kitted out with impressive components like AMD's Threadripper CPU series and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics cards.

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