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Gaming PC Builds That Easily Meet Fortnite System Requirements

Best Gaming PC Build for Fortnite Minimum System RequirementsIf you’re looking for a new computer that will meet Fortnite’s system requirements, in this guide, we’ve listed three different gaming PC builds that can easily run the popular battle royale game.

While Fortnite isn’t the most demanding game out there, for some players who are trying to run the game on an older laptop or desktop, their system just won’t cut it and they need an upgrade to a higher-end computer that can run the game with no problems. For console gamers who are looking to switch to playing Fortnite on the PC, it might be confusing on what kind of PC will run Fortnite well.

Fortunately, as Fortnite isn’t a demanding game, it doesn’t take much to get a gaming computer that can run it. Here are the recommended and minimum system requirements for Fortnite:

Fortnite Minimum System Requirements

CPU Intel Core i3
GPU Intel HD 4000
RAM 4GB of Memory
OS Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OSX

Fortnite Recommended System Requirements

CPU Intel Core i5
GPU NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870
RAM 8GB of Memory
OS Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

*Note that while Fortnite doesn’t list AMD processors, any of the new Ryzen processors from AMD will work just fine for running the game.

That’s really about as low of minimum specs as it gets. However, if you want to get a higher framerate, or you don’t have a computer that can meet those specs, in this guide, we’ll list three different PC builds that can easily run Fortnite. Along with the full list of parts you’ll need in order to build the three systems listed below, we’ve also linked to similarly-priced pre-built gaming computers, too. So, if you absolutely don’t want to build a PC, those will be the better option for you—although, you won’t get as much performance for the price you pay.

Quick-Look: Three Legit PCs that Meet Fortnite’s System Requirements

If you’re looking for a quick rundown of the three PC builds we’ve put together for gamers who want to play Fortnite, the table below shows you some basic specs of the builds and provides a link to get them on Amazon. You can also click on “300 Gaming PC” (or either of the other two’s links) and it will take you to the full part list and overview for the build.

NAME SPECS
BAREBONES
300 Gaming PC for Fortnite

$300 Gaming PC

  • Ryzen 3 3200G
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • ASRock B450M
  • 240GB SSD

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60FPS/1080P
500 Gaming PC for Fortnite

$500 Gaming PC

  • Ryzen 5 2600
  • RX 5500XT 4GB
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB SSD

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MID-RANGE
700 Gaming PC for Fortnite

$700 Gaming PC

  • Ryzen 5 2600
  • RX 5600XT
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB SSD

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*We update these PC builds on a regular basis. But, just note that the prices and availability on PC components can vary wildly from day-to-day. So, if you click on one of the links and the component is no longer available, or the price has changed significantly, either search around for an alternative or ask us for advice on an alternative option in the comment section below.

Ultra-Cheap $300 to Play Fortnite on Lower Settings

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APUFor just $300 you can build a gaming computer that can run Fortnite on lower-to-medium settings with ~40-50 FPS on a cheap 1080P monitor. That’s pretty darn good for just $300!

This entry-level Fortnite gaming PC comes with a newer AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU that comes with integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics. It also comes with 8GB of RAM, a 240GB SSD, a decent budget-friendly case, and a 650W power supply that will be powerful enough to handle an upgrade to a mid-range graphics card.

Obviously, this isn’t the best gaming computer in the world. But, if you are working with a bare minimum budget, you may not have another option. And, while it won’t max out today’s top titles on a 1080P monitor, at least it will get your feet in the door and allow you easily run games like Fortnite, Dota 2, League of Legends, Rocket League, etc.

And, upgrading it won’t be difficult, either, as all you’ll need to do to turn this into a mid-range gaming computer that can run any game on higher settings (on a 1080P monitor) would be to, first upgrade the graphics card and then, second, the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU to a mid-range AMD Ryzen 5 CPU.

Overall, this $300 PC build is perfect for anyone who just needs a system that can run Fortnite on lower-to-medium settings with decent framerates.

$300 PC Build Part List

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU GIGABYTE A520M Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

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MOBO ASRock H410M

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RAM Patriot Viper 8GB

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SSD PNY 240GB

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CASE Zalman S2

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PSU EVGA 650W

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ODD Install O.S. from USB
OS Windows

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Grand Total: $270-$330

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*Component prices fluctuate daily. Click here to check current pricing.

**Price includes the parts that make up the tower only. You’ll need an operating system and Windows costs ~$100 for an activation key. However, you can still install Windows for free and it will work indefinitely without activating it with no problems—there will just be a watermark at the bottom left of your desktop asking you to activate it.

$500 PC Build for 60 FPS in Fortnite

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XTWhile $500 may not sound like a lot for a gaming computer, the reality is that, for 1080P gaming, $500 will get you a pretty powerful PC build. If you’re willing to build your own computer, the $500 worth of components listed below will easily run Fortnite on higher settings on a 1080P monitor at a high framerate.

This $500 gaming PC will also run any game out there on 1080P monitor on at least medium settings. So, while $500 might not seem like a lot of money, the truth is that it is all you need to build a solid 1080P gaming PC.

The build comes with a six-core Ryzen 5 2600 processor and an RX 5500 XT 4GB graphics card. It also has 8GB of memory, a 480GB SSD, a decent-looking micro-ATX case, and a 650W power supply.

For future upgrade potential, you could turn this $500 gaming PC in to a high-end gaming computer by upgrading the processor to an Intel Core i7 and the graphics card to a tier 1 GPU.

Overall, though, this $500 PC build is good enough to easily meet Fortnite’s system requirements and run the game on max settings with no problems. And, it will also allow you to play any modern game on a 1080P monitor. (It will also meet Overwatch’s system requirements, as well as the minimum requirements of PUBG, too.)

Part List for $500 PC Build

Ryzen 5 2600 MSI B450M Pro-M2 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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MOBO ASRock H410M

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GPU Gigabyte GTX 1650S

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RAM Patriot Viper 8GB

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SSD ADATA 480GB

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CASE Zalman S2

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PSU EVGA 650W

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ODD Install O.S. from USB
OS Windows

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Grand Total: $470-$530

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*Component prices fluctuate daily. Click here to check current pricing.

**Price includes the parts that make up the tower only. You’ll need an operating system and Windows costs ~$100 for an activation key. However, you can still install Windows for free and it will work indefinitely without activating it with no problems—there will just be a watermark at the bottom left of your desktop asking you to activate it.

A $700 Gaming PC to Max-Out Fortnite (and Most Other Games)

XFX Radeon RX 590If you have a little bit more to spend on your system you can really land yourself a solid gaming computer that will max out any game you throw at it on a 1080P monitor. In fact, this system is powerful enough to run Fortnite (and other non-demanding games) on a 1440P monitor, or a budget-friendly 144Hz monitor, too.

In fact, if you click the link above, you’ll find a couple of 1080P 144Hz FreeSync monitors that will pair nicely with the RX 5600 XT 8GB graphics card in this build for under $200. And, since the RX 5600 XT 8GB is powerful enough to run Fortnite on max settings at over ~100 FPS, a 144Hz FreeSync monitor will deliver you a ridiculously smooth gameplay experience that will give you an advantage over your opponents.

Aside from the RX 5600 XT graphics card that this build comes with, it also comes with a six-core AMD Ryzen 6 2600 processor, 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory, a 480GB SSD, and a 650W power supply.

For upgrades, you really don’t need to do anything to it in order to get better performance in Fortnite. However, if you do want to jump up to playing more demanding games on a 1440P 144Hz monitor or even a 4K 144Hz monitor (when they are more readily available), you’ll need to upgrade the processor and graphics card—and potentially the power supply, too.

Ultimately, though, this gaming computer will easily meet Fortnite’s recommended system requirements. (It will also meet PUBG’s system requirements as well!)

*NOTE: If you are also considering a gaming laptop to run Fortnite, check out our guide on the Best Gaming Laptops Under $1,000 for options that will work for you.

Part List for $700 PC Build

Ryzen 5 2600 ASRock B450 PRO4 XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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MOBO ASUS Prime H410M-A

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GPU XFX RX 6500 XT

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RAM OLOy 16GB

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SSD ADATA 480GB

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CASE Zalman S2

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PSU EVGA 650W

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ODD Install O.S. from USB
OS Windows

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Grand Total: $670-$730

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*Component prices fluctuate daily. Click here to check current pricing.

**Price includes the parts that make up the tower only. You’ll need an operating system and Windows costs ~$100 for an activation key. However, you can still install Windows for free and it will work indefinitely without activating it with no problems—there will just be a watermark at the bottom left of your desktop asking you to activate it.

Need A PC that Will Meet Fortnite’s System Requirements? These Three Builds Will Work for You!

If you’re looking to either start playing Fortnite on PC, or you need to replace an older system that can’t quite run Fortnite at a desirable level, the three builds listed above will be able to run the game. The $300 build should handle it fairly well on lower-to-medium settings, the $500 system will be able to max it out with ease, and the $700 gaming PC will be able to run it at max settings on a high refresh rate monitor. So, the good news is that you don’t have to have a huge budget in order to build a system that can easily handle Fortnite.

If you want to check out more PC builds at different price ranges, take a look at our other PC build guides:

Hey, I’m Brent. I’ve been building computers and writing about building computers for a long time. I’m an avid gamer and tech enthusiast, too. On YouTube, I build PCs, review laptops, components, and peripherals, and hold giveaways.

9 thoughts on “Gaming PC Builds That Easily Meet Fortnite System Requirements”

  1. Hi there. I am looking at your site to build my son a gaming computer for his birthday. Your $300 Amazon list is fabulous. I note it says this is for the tower components only. So all I need following that, is a monitor, keyboard and mouse right? And does it take any real speciality skills to build this or will it be something a mom can do with a couple of screwdrivers and some common sense?!! Thanks!

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