Is this prebuilt pc worth it for approximately $955? Any recommended upgrades to go for after I get this?

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I've been interested in getting a new pc since I found out the reason my pc just suck (low-end cpu Pentium n3700, with integrated graphics. Between building a pc and buy a prebuilt, I choose to get a prebuilt. I did some web searching and ended up finding this $950 Walmart pc (not the 'overpowered pc').

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SkyTech-Gaming-ArchAngel-Elite-AMD-Ryzen-2600-3-4-GHz-Nvidia-GeForce-1070-TI-8GB-8GB-DDR4-2400-MEMORY-500-GB-SSD-w-3D-NAND-650-Watts-Windows-10-Home-/569243217?athcpid=569243217&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=collection&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=d43b49bf-a0b-167bf35ecddb78&athena=true

https://www.provantage.com/dell-aw2518hf~7DELL7A7.htm

Is this pc worth getting and making upgrades at home (hdd, ram, etc.)? I was also going to get the aw2518hf with the pc for approximately $375. Currently the price altogether would be about $1335 with tax and shipping. Are there any monitor recommendations to go with this pc? My budget is at max $1500. (BTW I don't play any games right now because my pc is trash. When getting this I would probably fortnite, then other games later on.)
Edit: pc budget- $1000, monitor budget- $500 good for gaming (high refresh rate) and content creation (color accuracy)
If you save on one, you could put more into the other.
 
For $1500 you can do better. Would you require peripherals like keyboard and mouse?

Ryzen -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($267.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1502.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-07 20:41 EST-0500

Intel -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1564.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-07 20:42 EST-0500

For $1500, you get better builds. Quality PSU's, good monitor, better GPU, better CPU's, more and faster RAM.
 

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i personaly wouldn't buy any prebuild pc at walmart they are known to cut corners like with the psu and the motherboard for instance if the picture is correct and the motherboard is an a320m motherboard you wont be able to overclock the 2600 ryzen cpu. you will also get 1 dimm of 8gb of memory this will dissable dual channel memory if they continue the trend like they did on the overpowered build you will get a cheap chinese psu that will probably not last long. my choice would always be building the system from scratch it's normaly alot cheaper and at this moment building a pc is almost as easy as putting together a lego building set
 
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Well with 1 stick of 8gb it will be easier to upgrade ram to 16gb (2x8gb). Also I put together a list on pcpartpicker with similar specs and it came in at above $1000. As for the cpu, not being able to overclock it isn't a game-changer for me, as I would probably not notice the differance either way (coming from a pentium cpu, that is).
 
For $1500 you can do better. Would you require peripherals like keyboard and mouse?

Ryzen -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($267.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1502.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-07 20:41 EST-0500

Intel -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1564.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-07 20:42 EST-0500

For $1500, you get better builds. Quality PSU's, good monitor, better GPU, better CPU's, more and faster RAM.
 
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Honestly I am more focused on getting a high refresh rate monitor, like at least 144hz. Also, 27 inch monitors seem alittle big for my liking, because I have a 19.5 inch 900p all-in-one screen right now. Other than that, I would probably go for either one of these if my willingness to build a pc and fear of messing up allowed it.

For mouse and keyboard, I ordered this mouse:

https://spiderperipherals.com/collections/products/products/free-pro-gamers-mouse-spider-peripherals-sponsored

As for the keyboard, I haven't decided yet.
 
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Unfortunately, there isn't a microcenter near where I live. The closest one is around 60 miles away, and to go there and pay a $125 fee for them to build it seem like a waste. Thanks for the suggestion tho
 
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Thanks, I was wondering what brand it was possibly from.
 
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BTW I also plan on using the new setup I get for content creation, so I am not sure if a monitor this inexpenisve is the way to go. (color accuracy and stuff like that)
 

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