I came to the same conclusion four years ago…and built my first PC.
Yesterday I built my third PC and it only took about two hours. I have poor vision so it’s more challenging for me. If I can do it…anyone here can too.
This system will serve primarily as a database server, but I might occasionally deploy for some 3d network rendering (sketch and toon stuff). This was my first time with AMD Ryzen (6 core 2600 model). All system parts only cost about $600. For grins I ran Cinebench 20 and it pulled a score of 2862*. I put an old Nvidia 970 card in it.
The system boots up fully in less than 15 seconds. Even under load temps are good with stock cooler and just one case fan. It’s crazy quiet and has been glitch free so far.
Windows 10 has become a nice platform and w/Ryzen you can build the base system real cheap and save funds for the GPUs.
Now I wouldn’t recommend this build’s parts for a real 3d creation PC…You’d want robust Power Supply and big motherboard. But I estimate a guy could build a system with two 2080 TI for around $3,800.
*The CB score is 20% faster than my 3-year old 6 core Intel system. That Intel CPU cost 4x as much. It also nudged past my 8 core Intel daily driver 3d system, LOL.