I know what you mean about a decent PC There was no way to include either of my PC's in luggage when we returned from overseas so I have been relegated to my laptop for the past 4 years as the cost for me to assemble what I would call a decent PC seams a frivolous expense in today's money it would be around $3,500.00 just for the components to build just 1 of what I had. then there would be the cost of the soft ware.
my laptop was considered moderatly high end when I bought it in 2011 . Win7 Intel(R) x64 based PC COre(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz. 2001MHZ. 4 Core(s), 8 logical 16GB RAM 1 TB HD 1GB Nvida graphics
It is still a pretty decent machine even by today's standard but not even 1/4 of what my desk tops were for one thing it doesn't have high enough resolution to really power a good 26 or 32 inch monitor let alone 3 of them but at least it doesn't crash