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Fortnite Chapter 2 is the second instalment of the Fortnite battle royale franchise. Fortnite Chapter 2 is one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world.
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Fortnite: Chapter 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Oct 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Fortnite: Chapter 2 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with max graphics running, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Fortnite: Chapter 2 listed on the page.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Shooter, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the Unreal Engine platform. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Fortnite: Chapter 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$137.66
Graphics Card
$99.88
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.97
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Fortnite: Chapter 2 PC Build Total Price $1,142.37
Rig
2.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $12.72, was previously $1,129.65.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Fortnite: Chapter 2 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Fortnite: Chapter 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 550X 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. Todays price of $99.88 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 2 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Fortnite: Chapter 2 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 3 3200G that has the best price to performance position today, at $137.66. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $83.59, which we noticed it on 17th Jun 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Fortnite: Chapter 2 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $53.99. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Fortnite: Chapter 2 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Fortnite: Chapter 2 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $30.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and Ryzen 3 3200G selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 19th Oct 2020, represented a low price point $30.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Fortnite: Chapter 2

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 88 FPS on High settings in Fortnite: Chapter 2 at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 63.

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PC Build Research Area

Fortnite: Chapter 2
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 48 FPS on Ultra or 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Fortnite: Chapter 2 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Genshin Impact is expected to return 12 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 16 frames per second on High. Grand Theft Auto VI would return 0 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 0 FPS at High settings. With Cyberpunk 2077 we expect 14 FPS running at Ultra settings and 20 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Fortnite: Chapter 2

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Fortnite: Chapter 2 because it falls into the Shooter, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Fortnite: Chapter 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a 118% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $239.99.