I am a big PC gamer and until recently I have been playing on a shitty 500 Dollar prebuilt Dell PC. I built my first PC about a month ago for gaming with a budget of about 1000 dollars. I somewhat regret my decision as I have noticed no difference in performance and could honestly not tell the difference whether or not I was playing on high settings on high FPS on a 144hz monitor or if I was playing on low settings and low FPS. I honestly don't understand why anyone would drop more than 700 dollars on a pc just for pixels rearranged on a screen in a way they want it to. I mostly play competitive shooters and have not noticed any competitive gains or performed better in my games even on my new high end PC. I am pretty young and have great eyesight (According to my eye doctor) and can't tell the difference between high end and low end performance. The human eye cannot perceive reality at more than 60fps and most people can't even see in 4k. I think the reason people spend so much money on computer parts is because of the Placebo effect. I know this post will trigger a bunch of people who spend 2000+ on their PCs because they are in denial of the fact that all that time and money that went into their PC was really for nothing. I understand people use PCs for other things like streaming, video editing, and as workstations, and in those instances I view it as justifiable as their PC is more of an investment and having a better one helps them do their jobs but for gaming I think a high end PC is a ton of money used for something that is not very beneficial. I know I am likely going to get some hate for this as I am posting something somewhat controversial so please note this is just my opinion and I am willing to change it.