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Build Advice Fortnite build advice including monitor.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Goatee, 7 Sep 2020.

  1. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    No idea if there are any wrinkles or hidden requirements but see that the current recommended (not minimum) requirements are:

    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or equivalent DX11 GPU
    Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
    Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz - an i5 4570 is sufficient to match the single core output of a 7300U
    Memory: 8 GB RAM

    What you've suggested is going to be well within limits

    Is that RGB laden monstrosity on Amazon destined for a young person? :lol:
     
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    Its for a friends nephew. Being the old fart I am I made the assumption RGB was a requirement. :)
     
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    Yeah, I tend to use scan for most things. The 2 year warranty looks OK as well.
     
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    I used the builder on the CCL website:

    https://www.cclonline.com/pc/gaming...-x1-gaming-pc/advanced-customiser/custom/321/
    • Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Mini Tower Case
    • Gigabyte A320M-S2H AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard
    • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Hexa Core (Socket AM4) CPU
    • 16GB HyperX FURY 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
    • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6GB Graphics Card
    • Adata SU630 480GB 2.5" SATA SSD
    • Corsair TX550M 550W Semi-Modular 80+ Gold PSU
    • 3x CCL Choice 12cm Case Fan Blue LED
    • 3 Year Collect & Return warranty
    • 1.8m UK Plug to C13 Mains Lead - Black
    £790.68, leaving £200 for a new monitor.

    Other than maybe changing the SSD out for an M2 drive doesn't look to shabby.
     
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    With a case that far down the stack I'd have serious concerns about issues like rattling noises etc.
    Also A320 boards are extremely cut down (in terms of USB and Sata support etc) and do not allow any OC at all.

    Anyway, for now I'd hold off on buying any GPU, new ones are right around the corner, so there should be a nice bumper crop on the 2nd hand market by the end of the month.
     
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    Your not wrong, I think that's the route to go, waiting to see price reduction in the 2060's cased by the influx for 2070 and 2080 in the second hand market.

    A slightly more premium spec for £887.42.
    • Corsair Carbide 275R TG Gaming Case - White
    • Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE AMD Motherboard
    • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Hexa Core (Socket AM4) CPU
    • 16GB HyperX FURY 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
    • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Graphics Card
    • Crucial P1 500GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD
    • Corsair TX650M 650W Semi-Modular 80+ Gold PSU
    • Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 Liquid CPU Cooler
    • 3 Year Collect & Return warranty
     
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    If it’s just, or mainly, for Fortnite, wouldn’t something like a 3300x and 1660 Super be all you need?
     
  11. Anfield

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    I've built a Fortnite rig for someone with an ancient 980ti from the junk drawer and it got over 100 fps at 1080p, so yeah a 1660 Super would be enough... kind of.

    Fortnite performance is very sensitive to resolution, if you try to move up to 1440p+ performance does go down the drain pretty quickly, plus the game is due an engine upgrade from UE4 to UE5... how it'll run after that is anyone's guess.
     
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    last 2 builds I have done are fortnite computers, it runs great on a potato

    OG one was a 3770K so its got plenty of cores to spare, runs it on high with shadows knocked down 1 tick from epic 60 fps all the time on a 760TI, the second is using a i3 which does ping the CPU on load times here and there, and a 1650, auto setting set almost everything to epic, it was 49-75 fps (running on a 75 hz monitor with vsync) dropping it to high steady
     
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