I was just looking on the amazon Canada website.
Under a search for 512 gig s s d drives, I found brand name drives by names like Crucial and Kingston for seventy to eighty Canadian dollars.
That would be about 60 to 65 in u s dollars.
So if I were putting a new p c together, I would get the 512 and someone with a bit more cash would get the 1 tb!
A good brand name 4 tb usb external drive now sells for about 110 u s dollars.
That’s about 3 cents a gig.
And ram prices are equally affordable.
The newer releases of the high en processors, are still the most expensive part of a pc.
Of course, you can spend a couple hundred bucks on a nice case; and the same goes for a mobo, or you can be totally content spending 50 bucks on each.
But, you can skip all the shopping and fussing and buy a brand name machine.
If you can afford it, get a model that is not the very cheapest.
As the teacher said to the inattentive student, you have choices.