Need Help with Determining my First Build


I have been gaming on consoles and laptops for a very long time, and even purchased a new gaming laptop within the last year, but I feel it is time to get a desktop instead. Part of my budget will come from selling the laptop I currently have, an MSI Pulse B13VFK, so I want to stay within the $1,500-$1,600 range. The majority of the time I will be using the desktop to play games, from old Prince of Persia titles to modern AAA titles such as CyberPunk 2077 and Elden Ring. Some of the time I will also be using it for work related activities, like accessing work cloud databases and using Microsoft Excel and Access. I already have an HP 27" 1440P 165Hz monitor at home waiting, though the I would like the option to include a second monitor as well if I choose to do so.

If anyone can shed light on what the most cost-efficient build at this price range would be I would be greatly appreciative!


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