Currently trying to find a gaming PC for $1200 or less (I will probably go over a little). I'm not a gamer so a little out of my depth.
Based on my past readings through old posts here to get a sense of what is out there, just wondering what order the money should be spent, 1. CPU, 2. GPU, 3. RAM, 4 SSD or SATA or should it be 1. GPU, 2 CPU, 3 SSD, 4 RAM?
When spec'ing a new desktop what do you look at first to spend your money?
Great question, I’m in the same boat right now.
Where does the mobile sit in here? And cooling?
Good point. I see liquid cooling and then trying to envision gaming on a laptop. Ugh, burning jewels is not a good thing. There are cooling pads out there as I recently discovered. My current laptop gets a little to warm with current WFM software and all the other things I am running.
Are you looking to build or buy? PCPartPicker has some decent "pre-built" options available that you'd just have to source the parts for.
Thanks @coliver I was looking to buy instead of build. Nephew's in TX. He may need support down there too so I figured Dell or Asus if I can find a good build for decent price. I am even looking at the outlets too. If there are warranties, I will take one off ebay also.
In that case I'd look at Asus RoG kit. It's very high quality and actually fairly inexpensive for what you'd get (not cheap but decent). https://store.asus.com/us/item/202003AM280000010/A50159-ROG-Strix-GA15DH-Gaming-Desktop-PC
Excellent. Thank you.
The nice thing is that, in the future, if you want to upgrade it piece-meal you have that opportunity. That particular one starts at 8GB of RAM, but you can easily thrown 16 or 32 in there without any issues.