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u/RedZaturn · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

Unfortunatley a console just isn't a competitvle platform for tons of reasons. If you want to actually get into competitive Fortnite, I wrote a guide on how to get into PC gaming for as cheap as possible with new hardware.


You are probably wondering what qualifies me to hold these opinions on this topic. Well, I have been gaming on PC for nearly a decade since I started playing minecraft alpha on a potato HP laptop in the 6th grade. I built my first PC in the 8th grade, and since then I have helped build over a dozen systems for friends an family members and friends of family members and family members of friends. Building PCs is one of my favorite things to do, and I am always looking to help more people to make the switch in a cost effective manner.

First off, here is some gameplay from a 1050ti and an i5 7400. These components are more than adequate to surpass 144fps at stretched res and low settings. His whole channel has game play vids of his hardware running popular pc games, and the 1050ti is a little powerhouse for its size. This PC can do much more than run fortnite. It is perfect for competitive CSGO too. Really, this pc will have no problems running competitive shooters and MOBAS at 144fps, and RPGs at 60fps.

While this pc might not be the fastest pc out there, the important part is that it is leagues better than a console. If not for the simple fact that you can turn off shadows and play stretched res, never mind that it averages 144 fps.






Here is the pc part picker list. The 8100 i3 is 11% faster than the 7400 i5 in that video. If you are worried about actually building a PC, don't be. I built my first rig when I was in the 8th grade, and it took less than an hour and booted first time. This video is a great tutorial. Even though the components they are using are different, PC hardware is standardized and the build process is the exact same.

I would get that PC and worry about peripherials later, assuming you already have a computer monitor of some kind at home along with a shitty mouse and keyboard. And if you already game with headphones on your console, there are adapters you can use to plug your console headset into your pc.






Everything after this point is non critical, but will make your experience so much better. I put them in order of importance to your game play experience.


The next purchase you should make after that is this AOC 144hz gsync compatible monitor. Its a great panel, and the gsync works great for eliminating micro stutter and screen tearing. "But /u/RedZaturn, why would you get 144hz when 240hz is a thing!?!?!?" Well timmy, a good 240hz adaptive sync monitor costs almost as much as this entire PC. And whats the point of spending $400 on a monitor that you PC can't even come close to properly utilizing? A build that can properly run fortnite at 240hz is gonna cost closer to $1000, and add in a $400 monitor and the price gets steep quick. Just get a 144hz monitor and stop worrying about it.


After that, get a good mouse with a decent sensor. Optical mice are generally better than laser mice. The m65 is a good FPS style mouse and your scroll wheel click, scroll up, scroll down, thumb forward, and thumb backward are all assignable.A large mouse pad that takes up your entire desk is also a good thing to get. When playing shooters, you want your DPI to be much less sensitive than what your average non gamer has their mouse set to. This allows you to be much more accurate, and the lower your sens the more room you need to move your mouse.


After that, Get a mechanical keyboard with the switch of your choice. I prefer reds. Cherry MX switches are the most trusted out there, but any mechanical switch will be better than a membrane keyboard.


If you have an old windows pc lying around you can use the key off of the sticker on the case to activate pirated windows. If the activate windows watermark doesn't bother you, there is no point worrying about buying a legitimate copy.






Basically, building a PC isn't a sprint. You don't have to buy all the top end gear to have a better experience than what you get on a console. Streamers like ninja and tfue have their crazy powerful systems because they make crazy amounts of money. But it is completely overkill for what they play. And upgrading components slowly over time is how I did it almost a decade ago. I stuffed a GPU into my super old and slow PC just to get 60fps in counter strike source. Played on a shitty mouse and keyboard that my school threw out and I snagged from the trash. Used an old plasma vga monitor from a PC my dad bought in 2003 that looked absolutely horrible. And I loved every second of it. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments!

u/LastDuckStanding · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

If you are serious about learning where the "small differences" happen that everyone talks about, I will try to explain them. I hope this gives you a better understanding of how games and technology works "behind the scenes".

Okay, first we are going to start with your question. Short answer: Yes, probably. Important part is finding/knowing what the right monitor is. I chose the 27" version of this monitor for my gaming PC. Two important features of it for us is the 1ms (millisecond, 1000 per second) response time and 144hz refresh rate. (NOTE: "standard" monitor response time is 5-20ms, with most TV's being slower (10-50ms). "standard" refresh rate for monitors and TV's is both 60hz.)

The response time is the time it takes for the TV to display the input you gave the game console, and the refresh rate is how many times the picture is updated on the TV each second. Also make sure your TV is set to Progressive scan and not Interlaced (the 720p, 720i, 1080p 1080i difference). In most cases(almost all) 720p is actually better than 1080i if you have an older TV that doesn't support 1080p by chance. SO, REMEMBER: Low ms input lag is best, and high hz refresh rate is best. Double Important: PS4 and Xbox One maxes out at 60fps in games. (hz is the limit for fps, so console Fortnite maxes at 60fps but PC maxes out at 240fps+ for top-of-the-line gaming PCs.) This is the #1 reason that "console pros" have still switched over to PC and play with controller. I'm not in any way trying to shame console players, I'm just trying to clearly explain what the "disadvantages" are and why. Because they directly relate to the discussion at hand.

Quick History Lesson: Basically, TV's have had a long history of different "input lag" issues plauging not ony cheaper TV's, with many having ridiculously long input lag. While trying to google a few examples I found something better, a reddit post specifically talking about reducing input lag on PS4. Bonus: I also found another good link comparing TV refresh rates so you can see how much they can vary, with 10-15ms being the standard good score, and some TV's reaching 140ms input lag when they aren't in Game Mode (another setting to check on the TV).

So, what your goal of investigating from here is researching your TV's model and seeing if you can find information about its input lag times and compare them to the numbers here. Input lag is the first "issue" you want to solve, if you have it (My personal metrics would be, if it has higher than 20ms input lag then it is the first thing you should replace, but if it only has 5-10ms input lag it's not worth upgrading to 1ms unless you are upgrading all the way to a gaming PC). Alright, so hopefully I clearly explained how and why input lag and refresh rate are and what you can and can't do about it in your current situation.

Also is your internet Wired or Wireless to your PS4? If it is wireless you need to switch over to wired. I might write another post about that if you are genuinely interested. :)

Edit: Bonus if your house is cold a lot, you can usually buy big packs of these hand warmers for a big discount, I think I got like 15 of these Large-Sized hand warmers for like $4.50. This is a secret Korean strategy not many people know about, but warming up your hands before your matches so you have better blood flow can make a big difference in how quickly/precisely you are able to execute maneuvers. All my gamer friends try to go home with a pack or two of my hand warmers, and yes the big ones last for 18 hours (I like them better than the smaller 10 hour ones).

u/Jordan1719 · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

Lol accidentally deleted my response, but sorry for the late response. Here's the build I came up with. This will be good for fortnite and other daily tasks you would normally do on a computer. It's similar to what I have now just some different brands and a better SSD. Its also good enough to run most AAA titles on pretty good settings too if you want to play some other titles in the future. You can find a different case if you want because most of them are pretty affordable and you can find one in any color you want. Just make sure it's at least a midtower so it'll fit your motherboard. You'll still need a 144hz monitor which will run you about $200 here's the one I use. Then you'll just need a mouse and keyboard. I recommend for a good budget mechanical keyboard the K552 as for the mouse just find one that you like which should be less than $50 unless you go with a newer one I recommend a logitech mouse or a razer. Like I said before I would go to a microcenter if you have one near you because odds are you'll be able to find some cheaper prices than whats listed on pcpartpicker. Let me know if you have any other questions.

u/Zezzem · 4 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

Here's the thing about controller vs. keyboard and mouse (KBM). KBM has a steeper learning curve, but once you're comfortable with it, there's significantly more room for unlocking your skill potential.

I started playing Fortnite casually mid-season 3. I'm an ex-PS4 player who switched to keyboard and mouse on PC when I decided I wanted to get more into the competitive aspect of the game about 7-8 months ago, at the start of season 6. I grew up in a laptop family (GOATed on my mom's trackpad in COD4), so I wasn't even comfortable using a mouse for general use.

The first week was torture, honestly. My arm fatigued quickly. It felt clunky and gave me a headache. KBM is an objectively less comfortable and more physically-demanding experience than controller (although you get used to it). I probably played an average of 2-5 hours a day for a month (but this was before Creative was a thing). After the first week, I felt like I was familiar with my keybinds and didn't have to think about what my hands were doing as much, but it wasn't until about a month later that I felt I was really confident and in control.


Here are some tips to streamline the process:

  • Don't use scroll-wheel for inventory-switching or build-switching. Just don't.
  • Don't stress over keybinds too much. Just use the tried-and-true keybinds of some established pro. Once you understand how binding works better, you can gradually tailor them to your own needs.
  • Pick a good sensitivity to start with. You can cop a pro's settings for this as well. Personally I don't recommend going straight to low sensitivity (400 DPI, 0.1 in-game). You'll kill your arm if you jump straight in. I'd recommend 800 DPI on 0.1, and then adjust once you're comfortable with it. I used 800 on 0.1 for a long time and then switched to 400 on 0.1 for a few months. I ended up switching back to 800 on 0.1 though, but that's personal preference.
  • Get a good mousepad. You don't even need to worry about your actual keyboard and mouse right off the bat. The mousepad I bought initially was good but way too small. I currently use the SteelSeries QcK, Stitched Edge Cloth (Large) and love it.
  • Grind creative. There's no doubt this is the fastest way to learn. You'll probably be able to pick up on KBM a little faster than me since Creative wasn't a thing back when I switched, as I touched on in a previous point.
  • Give it time and keep an open mind. I immediately regretted switching to KBM when I played my first game on PC. It sucked, and I was completely out of my element. You just have to power through.


    Edit: To answer your last question, I'd say it took me about two weeks to be better on KBM than I was on controller, but I wasn't very good on controller. If you're a "controller god," it could take 1-2 months, but it's hard to say.
u/commesx · 3 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

In my opinion you should get a mouse from zowie. A M65 (which i think youre talking about for mice for corsair) goes for the same price as the s2, which is a much better mouse for your hand size. It's about $10 more, but i highly recommend putting most of your money into getting a good mouse, as you can get mid level keyboards as good as ducky keyboards.

If you do not like the pink version there is a blue one, and they are some of the best mice on the market, and are ranked in many players top 5 mice at any price. The EC2-B is also a good option, and is great like the S2. Peripherals are the most important part of gaming in my opinion, and I would downgrade to a 1070 to upgrade my mouse.

u/wallbangu · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

Ayy thanks so much man sorry didnt saw the comment :)

Im in canada the best deals seems to be thosee

ASUS VG248QZ 24" Gaming Monitor 144Hz Full HD 1080p 1ms DP HDMI DVI Eye Care

Samsung LC24F390FHNXZA 24-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor (Super Slim Design)

Would you recommend ? And i guess 144hz is worth it if i want the 1ms response time ahah :)

u/xanietyFN · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

$100 can get you a Glorious Model O and a cheap mechanical keyboard. Just got a model O yesterday and it's amazing - can't recommend it enough. You can get a large cheap mouse pad for like $10-20.

Mechanical Keyboard (uses cheap Chinese switches (MX Cherry Blue equivalent), but it's perfectly fine) - $30

Model O (Glossy white is the only one that's not sold out) - $60, but came to $67 for me with shipping and tax. Super quick shipping too - from Utah to NY in 2 days.

u/[deleted] · 0 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB, 8GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, WiFi Ready & Win 10 Home (GXiVR8060A8, Black)

This build is super solid and a great deal for just over $700. I'd highly recommend it. Spec for spec you are not going to beat this for the price. Plus it's already built.

u/aloafofbreaddd · 4 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

Honestly I would try and save another 100 dollars and get this 144hz monitor. You will be happy you did it. You gotta trust us on this one.

Asus VG245H 24 inchFull HD 1080p 1ms Dual HDMI Eye Care Console Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync, Black, 24-inch

u/EzGameBoys · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

Also want to add that I do have a pretty good PC (8700k + 1070ti) and pretty good internet (1gbps) But am using a ethernet adapter. (For those who do not know what it is )

u/Kazzuuuu · 2 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

I have the same problem and I'm getting the Anne Pro 2 keyboard cause of it. My current keyboard is just a piece of junk $40 one that is absolutely huge. The 60% keyboard is definitely the way to go in my opinion. Idk how old you are so Idk if you're working and can buy your own stuff or if you're still in school, but here's the link to the Anne Pro if you're any bit interested.
To add, my desk is fairly big so I don't think getting a bigger desk will solve the problem lol.
EDIT: I know Tfue used the Anne Pro 2, not sure if he still does. I believe Cloakzy uses it aswell. I'm expecting it to be a good keyboard.

u/ralatch · 2 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

You need a better hard drive. 100% disk usage is what is making the buildings/textures not load in. As far as fps, the only fix to this is getting better specs. The hard drive I recommend is this: It is cheap and will help fix your issue with 100% disk usage.

u/ImJust1LetterShor · 8 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive



The G203 is the best budget mouse you can get without sacrificing a good sensor and the Qck+ is a good mousepad used by pros in every esport for a good price

Idk about keyboard tho

u/ohNole · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

I have been using these for a few months now and they are amazing. Simply replaces your battery cover on your elite controller and has and amazing feel. You'll also never accidentally touch a paddle again.

u/nebnosnar · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

Wow I’ll definitely look into this one, if I already have a monitor I play on on console can I use that on pc?

This is my monitor:

u/pmMeGoodUsernames · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive
More RAM and bigger SSD and there’s a 99.99% chance these are higher quality parts than in the prebuilt, and it has a PSU that is definitely better

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $154.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard | ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory | GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $75.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $28.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card | $214.99 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $61.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $771.69
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $751.69
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-08 16:24 EDT-0400 |

Keep in mind that this PC is on sale
u/Reptar996 · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

I think the most effective, and least intrusive to what you're already comfortable with, way to play with an elite controller is to get the elite scuf paddle kit. I have it and I really think it helped me take full advantage of the elite controller. The paddles are better positioned than the stock elite paddles, and they take a little bit extra, but not too much, pressure to push down. They won't really get in your way when you don't want them to. I have the left side set to be jump and edit, and the right side is build and change materials. This means I only have to move my right thumb for pickaxe and reload/trap.

u/opiatesaretheworst · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

I’ve heard good things about the ASUS VG245, it’s around 200$ brand new but if you pick one up used or refurbished I’m sure you can find it for 150$.

Edit: here is it for cheaper on amazon at 180$ -

u/tomatosauce1 · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive


Got this after getting a bunch of good feedback from the buildaPC subreddit. It was on sale for $649 for Prime day and was being sold by Amazon. Now it looks like its no longer on sale and is being sold by third party companies :/

u/vertin1 · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

the benq XL monitors are expensive but top quality


i guess console fn can only hit 60fps so this monitor wil be overkill since its 144hz but if you ever switch to pc then this will be a high quality monitor. you can also get the 240hz one but its double the price

u/Beechman · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

You can find 1080p 60Hz monitors for $100 all over the place, but if you can afford to spend $150 you can catch a cheap 144Hz on sale. If you ever plan to get a PC or upgrade to the next gen consoles its worth it to not have to upgrade again. My roommate just bought this one for $150 on Tuesday.