Plays TAPS for Jack Batty
You cannot spend 10k on a computer without it being a disgusting waste of money. Even if you’re buying off the shelf, anything beyond like 5k is insane - for 5k, you can get a top-end business-class CAD workstation or laptop, or literally the most expensive available alienware laptop.
Like, you can buy an off-the-shelf $10k computer, but it’s got the kind of power you won’t need for a solid decade, and by the time the parts are even remotely relevant, they’ll probably have broken down or be made obsolete - by the time you’ll actually need 128GB of RAM, it’s going to be way cheaper to go to a computer shop and tell them you need an upgrade. There’s only so far onto the bleeding edge you can really go before it stops making any sense. And if you do homebrew (which I can heartily recommend)… If you homebrew, how do you even spend $10k on parts?! I built my current computer 6 years ago. I spent about $1.5k on parts (including the OS). Since then, I’ve replaced the GPU (cost: $120) and the case (cost: $100), and it still runs incredibly fast and smooth, and can handle modern AAA games. I feel like anything beyond that is just massive overkill.
As to the answer… I’d probably move closer to my job. Or at least into a home that isn’t quite so tiny. Maybe fix up my furniture. I’m currently sitting on quite a bit of savings with no real outlet for them, and making more than I spend each month, so I don’t really know what I’d do if I had more money than I know what to do with, because… well, I kinda already do. Maybe do more weekend trips out to Britain to visit friends?