Best Pre-Built Gaming PCs for Playing Fortnite Windows Central 2020

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. If you're in the market for a new gaming rig, there are some compelling options out there.

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. All you really need, however, is the $900 configuration, which includes an AMD Ryzen 5 3500X and 8GB RAM, and GTX 1660 Ti.

From $800 at HP

Budget rig: CyberPowerPC Gaming Desktop

This gaming rig from CyberPowerPC comes rocking the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, and a 2TB 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.

$750 at Best Buy

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 GTX 1660 Ti GPU, and 16GB of RAM. It's perfect for Fortnite on the go.

From $1,400 at Amazon

Ultimage Gaming Machine: Dell Alienware Aurora

Dell packed its new Aurora desktop gaming PCs with the latest Intel and AMD processors, starting at $760 for Intel or $1,110 for an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU, AMD RX 5600 GPU, 1TB HDD, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have a faster CPU, more RAM, and better GPU or install your own after ordering. This CPU is excellent for Fortnite and other games.

From $1,000 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, but it's also 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 the available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the Dell Alienware Aurora can be kitted out with impressive components like the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics cards.

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