Need your opinion on first ever gaming PC! :-)

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Hello everyone!

Brand new here to the forum. I've been eyeing some gaming computers for the first time in my life, and I figured coming to a place like this can probably offer a ton of benefits vs. me trying to figure out what is what.

I've been a console player for the last decade. Been waiting to buy a PS5, but everyone knows how hard they are to find.
After months of being unable to buy one, I'm finally considering switching to a gaming PC.

I know that graphic cards are extremely overpriced at the moment, so that is part of my question. Is it even worth opting for a gaming pc at this time, or will I be paying twice the cost of what it's worth, just due to the demand for graphics cards?

My other question is, is this PC worth the money?

I'm also not sure what the difference is between that one and this one:

As far as I understand, an I7 processor is pretty great, 16GB memory should be more than sufficient to play most games, and a GeForce GTX 1660 super 6GB graphic card isn't the greatest, but sufficient enough for the latest games?

Gaming is all this computer will be for. I have a MacBook that I work on. The games I intend to play are Rust and Call of Duty Warzone.

I would love your inputs!
 
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For roughly the same price you could do this and either build it yourself or have someone else such as a local PC shop do it for you. This way you don't get shorted on quality components such as the psu and motherboard.

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-focus-g-atx-mid-tower/p/YoN82E16811352069
Fractal Design Focus G Black ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

Antec 120mm Case Fan $4.99

Seasonic FOCUS GM-550 SSR-550FM 550W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular Power Supply $59.99

ASUS Prime B560M-A $109.99

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621132-REG/intel_bx8070811400_core_i5_11400_2_6_ghz.html
Intel Core i5-11400 $188.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQ2YDCY
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler $24.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 $82.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-ex2/p/N82E16820331541
Team Group EX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $85.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324672185590
Zotac RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $688.95

Total: $1294

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQ-o9FQkCk
 
Jun 11, 2021
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For roughly the same price you could do this and either build it yourself or have someone else such as a local PC shop do it for you. This way you don't get shorted on quality components such as the psu and motherboard.

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-focus-g-atx-mid-tower/p/YoN82E16811352069
Fractal Design Focus G Black ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

Antec 120mm Case Fan $4.99

Seasonic FOCUS GM-550 SSR-550FM 550W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular Power Supply $59.99

ASUS Prime B560M-A $109.99

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621132-REG/intel_bx8070811400_core_i5_11400_2_6_ghz.html
Intel Core i5-11400 $188.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQ2YDCY
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler $24.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 $82.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-ex2/p/N82E16820331541
Team Group EX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $85.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324672185590
Zotac RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $688.95

Total: $1294

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQ-o9FQkCk
It seems to be the same price, but for an i5 rather than an i7? Is the difference negligible?

Would buying these parts and doing it myself result in a better quality pc vs the pre built one?

Thanks for the help.
 
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in my opinion it is better to use a rog laptop at an affordable price and the specifications of dri rog are very good
And what Asus ROG laptop would you recommend?

 
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