I need to buy a new bass as the one I've had borrowed for the last 5 years (since I started) is going back to his owner. I'm more of a guitar player, and bass has been a really fun instrument to play on my own and explore other music routes, specially for this rock band I joined where we're all super good friends and it just feels good to play with them. That being said, I fell in love with Jaco and Esperanza much before starting with bass, and if I could, I'd go fretless right away. But given that it's only practical use is this rock/folk band, which isn't really a genre where fretless is exploited, I want to listen to something that could inspire me to get it. OR definitely go for a fretful one until further advise...
In this specific case, I want to spend around 650$ on a pc build, and really dig the ITX form factor as I don't have much space. But it requires more specific pieces because of it's size, and I'd rather have better performance, so... Spending the same, will I get same performance, or my suspicion about the most common form factor being cheaper is true?
So after 3 years of 3D modelling on a 2012 Macbook Pro (I know) I want to get a decent computer to further improve my workflow. I thought of an ITX build because I don't have much space, and I really dig the form factor and the possibility of transporting it easily, but as it is my first build ever, the infinite possibilities on parts, and the particularities of a mini build at the same time, are overwhelming.
I guess a nice GPU is the priority, though I see atm those go quite expensive, therefore I don't know if it is possible to get a proper work-station for under 700$. My top priority would be ease of upgradability, and durability (which I guess would come from a good motherboard/CPU selection?).
In any case, coming from what I have now, anything will be a big upgrade, but I want to take the time to get the best deal possible.
As you can read, I'm a total noob, so any help will be greatly appreciated!
In the short-term, wouldn't it make more sense to sell now that it's price has skyrocketed, instead of waiting 20+ years when it will be completely stabilized?
I know that's more of a STONKS approach, and bitcoin is meant to increase value, but doesn't it make sense to take advantage of it's highest peaks?
I'm new to crypto so I'm asking from pure ignorance.