I love computers and I love software. Most of my work and daily computing is done on my laptop, which was pretty high end when I bought it.
MSI - GE75 Raider 8SE
It's a powerful machine, pretty heavy for a laptop, but still portable. As a gaming laptop it has quite the specs and it can handle anything I want to throw at it.
i7 - 8th gen 16 RAM GeForce RTX 2060 (I think)
My other machine is a cheap gaming PC I bought off Ebay on a whim. It's not as powerful as the laptop, but for the price I paid for it - it does an excellent job.
i7 - 2nd gen 16 RAM
GeForce GTX 1050
I had both computers before I had the idea of Ash and The Omen, so I didn't have to buy anything extra (so far).
Time for hardware - none, as I already had it.
Cost - less than £2000, but one could do it with the cheap Ebay PC only (about £600)
Time spent researching if my machines can actually handle what I was about to do - a week.
PS - Later on I decided I needed a third one. Something smaller and portable. The laptop I had on my dinner table (yes, I'm one of them that has a computer in each room) wasn't going to handle any of that.
MSI Modern 14 (14 inch, fits in my pocket)
i5 10th gen
Some Graphic card
Yes, it runs Blender and it runs it good.