i5-11400 built in graphics w/ 8GB RAM - enough for Fortnite? If not, what is?
If the answer is no then I guess the next question is back to the general, how to put together a cheap PC that will handle Fortnite. AMD APU?
Sep 8th, 2021 1:27 pm
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Sep 8th, 2021 2:05 pm
Unfortunately that won't be an option as this supposed to double as a school work PC. Who knows when GPU prices will get back to even semi-normal, but I might suggest waiting for Christmas and hope it improves.Gee wrote: ↑ If you want to run it at the highest frame rate with no latency, you will need a dedicated graphics card. I tried with a GTX 1060 and it still lags.
I think a 1660 or 2060 is ideal
The AMD CPUs with built in graphics (G processors) are not adequate either, I tried it with a 3400G and it was not a great experience.
When you factor in the cost for a graphics card, I decided the best way to do this was to get a PS5
Sep 8th, 2021 2:09 pm
Sep 9th, 2021 3:03 am
I wouldn’t count on it.
Sep 9th, 2021 12:13 pm
I'm not really expecting it to get better by Christmas, but then it would also give a lot more time to keep an eye on used video cards.
Sep 9th, 2021 4:19 pm
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Sep 9th, 2021 10:33 pm
A PC can't touch the performance of any console at even twice the cost. The real question is not fortnite because that has crossplay but if his friends play valorant or apex. If it's discord he's after, he can run it on a lowend PC or even a phone. That said my boys run laptops with a 1060 max -q and they play all of those games just fine. They bring down the quality and only run at HD resolutions and they have alot of fun.
Sep 10th, 2021 5:38 am
I think you have that backwards. Not specific to Fortnite, but I think PCs are superior to consoles for gaming. Just consider all the eSports teams. They are not using consoles.
Sep 10th, 2021 8:02 am
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Sep 10th, 2021 6:04 pm
I like this approach. You can wait for the GPU prices to be more reasonable but in the meantime you still have a good PC. There also seems to many new gaming desktops that were purchased purely to yank the GPUs out and resell the rest of the system which means you save $$.
Sep 10th, 2021 9:53 pm
A $1200 computer can't compete with a PS5. A $600 computer can't complete with a regular ps4.Gee wrote: ↑ I think you have that backwards. Not specific to Fortnite, but I think PCs are superior to consoles for gaming. Just consider all the eSports teams. They are not using consoles.
Now, if you are comparing consoles to notebooks, that is a not a fair comparison. Notebooks, even gaming notebooks, will not match a properly configured desktop.
Sep 10th, 2021 10:21 pm