Let's talk $$$
Not counting (at this time) the monitors or any other periphials, what should one expect to spend on a professional-grade system for doing high-resource usage graphics (such as Darrel Carl Durose, Greg T, Don Cheke, Brad Easterday- and others- do and examples of which they have shared on these Forums), such as TurboCAD Pro (with Rendering), SolidWorks, along with PhotoShop.
When I went monitor-purchasing recently, I ended up at the only real/professional computer store in our 360k population city (low economic demographic). It's a nationally-recognized, award-winning establishment.... the real deal.
When I inquired from the representative that was helping me with my monitor purchase "what would one expect to pay for a professional, fail-resistant, computer-system for high-end, professional CAD work, where reliability is a major factor.
He took me in back and showed me (case cover off) a system he was building for a local farmer (likely, a wealthy farmer) that the farmer wanted for his hobby of photo and video editing. The thing had 2 solid-state drives (within which will reside the Operating-System and installed Programs- nothing else), and 2 (?TB) disk hard-drives. There was this MAJOR processor- it wasn't even released yet to the general-public- that had this HUGE radiator. A very major graphics-card, as well. Sales Price: Get this.... $6,500.
I told him that it would be a long time before that was within my budget and needs. He said- to answer my original question- a computer to fit the needs I was describing, they could build for me for about $3,500.
What do you expert-users that use TurboCAD and other graphics programs professionally- depend on it to make a living- think? What should one expect to spend- what would be reasonable- on a professional-grade system for doing high-resource usage graphics , discluding monitors and other periphials? How about the monitor(s)?