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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.
Fortnite: Chapter 2 Optimum PC Build

Fortnite: Chapter 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Jan 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 one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 27 of our most popular games list. 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 $55.22
Graphics Card $99.88
OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
Pioneer SSD 512GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Corsair K63
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Razer Kraken Pro V2
Fortnite: Chapter 2 PC Build Total Price $731.43
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.22, was previously $731.21.

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. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.88, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. 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 2200GE 4-Core 3.2GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $55.22. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 3 2200GE 4-Core 3.2GHz is $55 on 8th Jan 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 $54.99. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $54.99, on 29th Nov 2019.

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 OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz to be well priced at $29.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and Ryzen 3 2200GE 4-Core 3.2GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A low price point for this OLOy 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz was spotted on 7th Jan 2020, where we saw it at $27.89.

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

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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. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to return 0 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 0 frames per second on High. Red Dead Redemption 2 would return 18 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 25 FPS at High settings. With Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order we expect 0 FPS running at Ultra settings and 0 frames on High settings.

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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 Phoenix OC 6GB, which has a 117% 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 $209.99.