No that great in truth - for a gaming PC you'll want a dedicated graphics card in there and that doesn't have one .. but as Jedi says above .. it depends on what sort of games he'll be playing .. if he wants to play the latest AAA games then you'll definitely be needing a dedicated graphics card whether that's something from NVIDIA or AMD
That is NOT a gaming PC as it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card.
More expensive but way better, I was playing Spider-Man remastered on maxed out settings, ray tracing, full density traffic and people at 100fps+ yesterday, console can't do that.But....... PC gaming is superior to consoles
Consoles are cheap but to get that effect they bodge it a bit. Even a 3090ti struggles with some games at 4k 60fps so for a Console to do it shows they're making sacrifices somewhere. I have a ps5 and an Xbox series x and I mostly play my pc except a few exclusives.what is wrong with a console? xbox series x or PS5?
as just said GFX cards are mega expensive. To get something that does newer things like Ray Tracing are 100s. xbox series x does that and no need to faff about.
IF you can afford it. I have a series x and love being on the sofa with a controller, but PC gaming is always better. GTA5 with mouse/keyboard is way better than a controller... if you can afford it. My PC is worth several thousand (collected stuff over the years and swapped stuff etc).But....... PC gaming is superior to consoles
I don't think I'd ever buy one of those pre-built ones, they use horrible parts and aren't optimised at all, a lot of them don't even make sense but they'll slap a few of the components that people might know on to reel them in and charge double what the components cost. Airflow is important too, you'll see some of them that look really nice but they have no airflow at all.Yes, we really need to know what games they play now and what types of games they might want to play in the future. Also, what is your budget?
The one you linked to isnt a gaming PC - I know it says it is, but honestly, it isnt. No dedicated graphics card like others have mentioned. Also - even if you bought that and a graphics card to put in that would be a mistake as well. In those cheap pre build machines usually the components are sub standard. For example the power supply will be a no brand and not powerful enough to also power a decent graphics card.
I was in early on the 4k gaming pcs, used to upgrade the gpu every year all the way upto think a 1080-ti, then the xbox one x's come out and the 4k graphics were good enough for me to sell my gaming pc off before the parts dropped in value, have xbox series x now and even better but I used to just get more enjoyment out the pc seeing how it handled games more than playing them lol, but find once your playing alot of the extra things which impress you when you first see them tend to merge into the whole experience when your playing and dont matter as much as they do when your not playing and viewing whats on show.More expensive but way better, I was playing Spider-Man remastered on maxed out settings, ray tracing, full density traffic and people at 100fps+ yesterday, console can't do that.
But yeah it really depends on what he wants to play and expects, consoles are better value for money but a PC's ceiling is a lot higher.