Looking To Start My Adventure In Unreal Engine!

Hello all, hope you’re all doing great. Ive been wondering what I wanted to do with my life for a while. And ive always enjoyed making content in games that allows me to do so, creating my own levels, characters, stages, assets, etc. Ive always had a knack for level design and graphics and always had a large imagination when it came to stuff like that. Linked is something I created recently in Far Cry 5 which is probably the most freedom you can get with making a game outside of actual game development kits. My point is I love making stuff like that and I wanna learn UE4 so I can hopefully with enough practice make something truly my own. My point is do you have any beginner tips? Recommended set ups? Im most likely going to go with a high end gaming laptop within the 1500 range due to space. Thanks in advance!