First gaming pc

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Hi. I'm new to all of this. My son is 13 and enjoys playing Rust, Elden Ring, Apex, COD etc on his XBOX. He wants to change to pc but doesn't understand enough about the components to go for a pc he builds himself. He's smart and I know that when he's a little older he'll be competent enough to edit his first or build a new one. For now though, I thought prebuilt might be a better option. Can anyone advise me on what to buy with a budget max of £1700? Any advice would be appreciated!
 
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It's difficult to recommend a graphics card without knowing his monitor resolution.

1440P

https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/corsair-icue-gamer-intel
Corsair iCUE RGB Gaming PC £1,780.36

1080P

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-z690-pc/
Case: Lian Li Lancool 215
CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F
MB: ASUS TUF GAMING B660M DDR4
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3200 16GB (2x8GB)
GPU: 8GB RTX 3060 Ti
SSD: 2TB Intel 670 M.2 NVMe SSD
PSU: Corsair RM650W 80+ Gold Modular
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT Hydro
O/S: Windows 11
Total: £1,567.00 inc. VAT

1080P

AWD Lancool 215 Intel i5 12400F RTX 3060 Ti 8GB DDR5 Desktop PC £1,249.99
 
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Another option is to either build it yourself which is simple enough or order the components and take them to a local PC/laptop repair shop and have them build it for you for a small fee.

1080P resolution.

https://www.box.co.uk/CGR-5VM6B-MESH-G-RGB-Cougar-MX410-Mesh-G-RGB-Tempered-Glass-M_3212795.html
Cougar MX410 Mesh-G RGB Mid Tower Case £59.50

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-evga-supernova-650-g5-full-modular-80plus-gold-sli-crossfire-single-rail-541a-135mm-fan-atx-psu
EVGA SuperNOVA G5 650W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply £69.98

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09RMHDKHL
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £123.86

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/processors/intel/socket-1700-alder-lake/intel-core-i5-12400f-six-core-2-50ghz-cpu-alder-lake-processor-lga-1700.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £162.99

DeepCool GAMMAXX GT A-RGB CPU Cooler £29.99

Crucial Ballistix RGB DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £57.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-crucial-bx500-25-ssd-7mm-sata-iii-6gb-s-3d-nand-read-540mb-s-write-500mb-s
Crucial BX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5" SSD £129.98

https://www.ebuyer.com/1286123-msi-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-8gb-ventus-2x-ocv1-lhr-graphics-card-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-2x-8g-ocv1-lhr
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 8GB Graphics Card £509.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/windows-11-home-edition-64-bit-english-international-usb
Windows 11 Home Edition 64-bit USB - English £110.99

Total: £1255 inc VAT

ASUS VG258QR, 25" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 165Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor £176.78


1440P resolution.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-corsair-rm-series-rm750-full-modular-80plus-gold-sli-crossfire-single-rail-625a-140mm-fan-atx-p
Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80+ Gold Modular PSU £74.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/1262410-msi-geforce-rtx-3070-ti-8gb-ventus-3x-oc-ampere-graphics-card-rtx-3070-ti-ventus-3x-8g-oc
MSI RTX 3070 Ti 8GB Graphics Card £709.98

Total: £1460 inc VAT

MSI Optix G273QF IPS WQHD (2560x1440) 27" G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor £248.99



 
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