Advice on gaming PC for a 12 year old.


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Hi all. I'm sure this has been asked a million times here but there are so many options, it's kind of overwhelming.

My son is 12 and has saved up ~1.8K Canadian ~1.6K American (with shipping and duty) for a gaming computer (the tower and all of the contents only).

He's looking at this:

My local computer shop has this for about the same price:

Any thoughts on which is better or recommendations?


Staff member
The Ryzen Machine by a little margin. Ryzen is an 8 core cpu compared to Intel 6 core. Not sure if he will have enough storage space since its only a 500gb nvme drive. See if he can upgrade to the 1tb.
i personally would go for the ryzen system as i can vouch for the ryzen 7 3700x its a monster cpu goes through anything i throw at it
as suggested 500gb will likely not be enough storage so i would upgrade to the 1tb
everything else looks good