Best pre-built gaming PCs for playing Fortnite 2022

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.

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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
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.