Need help to decide the best path

I am a noob. I have zero rigs or even a computer that could handle it. I am all in on mining, saving for either a powerful desktop computer or an ASIC. I don’t know what route to go. I am leaning on going the route, since the power consumption and nose issues would prevent me from being profitable and livable. The other option would be to buy a powerful computer like a n Alienware desk top with a powerful graphics card to mine other crypro. Or get a mini asic that could be quiter and not as much a power draw which would be less profitable.
If you were green like me , besides learning all I can, what would be the best starting route.
Any help would be appreciated.
Mahalo Ivan