Looking to buy / make a $1000-1250 VR-Ready Gaming Desktop


Just wanted to do a bit of research before making a decision. While I may not be a beginner, there are still things I do not know about the current hardware scene. Wanted to get a gaming PC with the following qualitites:

*Within the $1000-1250 range

*Graphics card with at least the capability of an NVIDIA RTX 3050

*>500 GB of SSD storage

*VR support

*Not skimping out on cooling - I heard horror stories from friends about what happens when you skimp out on cooling.

I do not know enough about AMD Ryzen and Intel CPU specs to decide what I want there. I've only heard that AMD CPU's tend to run faster and hotter.

While building a PC from scratch would be nice, I am leaning more towards buying a prebuilt and customizing it later on once the graphics card market improves.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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