Can someone please look at these specs for me?

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Hi

I am in no way a gamer so I know nothing of gaming PC's. My son to be 13 year old son is asking for a gaming pc for his birthday and had been looking at the fierce pc site and has "built" up a package with these specs.

He will mostly want it for Minecraft java and mods, although I expect Fortnite will appear on there and he will probably progress on to other games too.

Specs he's chosen are:
CTI raider RGB tempered glass mid tower gaming case
AMD ryzen 3 2300x 3.5ghz (4ghz turbo) quad core processor
Cooler master hyper TX3 evotower pc cooler
Nvidia geforce gtx 1050 To 4gb graphics card
16gb Corsair vengeance RGB pro 3000mhz ddr4 memory (2x 8gb)
250gb Seagate Barracuda 510 m.2 SSD
1tb Seagate Barracuda harddrive
MSI A320M-A pro max motherboard
Aerofoil integrator 700w 80+ power supply
300mps TP Link WiFi card
Windows 10 home

Please could someone tell me if this is suitable for him.
Thanks in advance from a clueless mum!
 
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The monitor is a handspree HE225 22" full hd wide-screen VGA/DVI monitor.

The above, monitor, keyboard and mouse come in about £950.00
 

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This is poor value for £950.

The CPU and GPU are weaker than you should expect for this kind of price.

The monitor is also basic - below the point I'd say makes sense to buy.

As an alternative, picking an option from the system integrator I'm most familiar with, something like this might be more in line with my expectations:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 570 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
512GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
AOC G2460VQ6 24" LED Gaming Monitor
Keyboard & Mouse
CoolerMaster Devastator III Combo Keyboard and Mouse
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 18 to 20 working days
Price: £936.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/HESVqUBaFt/
 

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Or something like this:
with an even better graphics card - though probably a worse case, maybe PSU and mobo too. And slow RAM, which is a shame.

plus the monitor and other bits.

The point is, something with an R5 3600 and an RX 570 or better, plus a 24" monitor with freesync, is the ballpark I'd be looking at for this kind of money as a prebuilt or custom built system.
 
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Or something like this:
with an even better graphics card - though probably a worse case, maybe PSU and mobo too. And slow RAM, which is a shame.

plus the monitor and other bits.

The point is, something with an R5 3600 and an RX 570 or better, plus a 24" monitor with freesync, is the ballpark I'd be looking at for this kind of money as a prebuilt or custom built system.
Thank you for taking the time to help me with this, you've been very helpful.

Can I ask what is PSU and mobo please?
 
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