Curious to see the specs.
7950x(3D), mobo for cca 500, 2x 4090 (assuming 1500 price for each), 2x 32 gb kits of gskill 6000 cl36 ram, 2x 1TB m2 (still pcie 4 though, will be probably even more expensive if pcie 5), 2TB sata ssd, 6TB WD hdd, 1600w seasonic prime platinum, arctic freezer ii 420, fractal design 7 xl case.
luckily, i talked to my colleague/boss, and we agreed that he will pay like half of it. And i will sell my current rig, almost entirely, bar some disks i want to keep, including 3090 and 2080ti… hopefully, that will fetch at least 1500 return, all around. and maybe i will eventually stick to just 32gb ram and single m2, so there is a some space to cut the costs.
bottom line though, i got a rig with i7 980x, 12gb ram, gigabyte ud7 board, 2x intel ssds and gtx 590 back in 2010/11. And it was like 3000 overall and there wasnt really anything better i could get. Another 590 maybe. Meanwhile, there is bunch of threadrippers, those expensive wrx80 boards, 4tb m2s, 16TB hdds… even if its better than what 95 percent of people have, this is nowhere near the top money can get you, and its still 2x as expensive As back then. i dont Think the inflation is the single culprit here.