You have 10 seconds to justify owning a >$1000 PC that doesn't involve the words "Gaming" or "E-peen".
Let's see, I do 3D modeling, tons of video processing, large file processing,heavy computational programming and need various vm's for testing environments. I could go on.
some people actually use their 1k+ PC's
RAW processing goes a lot faster when you can throw a lot of CPU and memory at it, and can pretty easily eat up arbitrary amounts of storage. makes a difference when you have a hundred files that all need to have X, Y, and Z adjustments done, and then get exported to jpeg. Goes double if you have something with a 36MP sensor in it.
it's even worse for the videofags, I'm glad I'm not one of them
>Not Monster brand with Monster cables
Come back when you're ready to play in the big leagues kiddo
Work and hobby stuff. Heavy photoshop usage with a lot of phototextures, some 3d modelling, video editing.
>tfw your innynet is so shitty that it takes at least twelve times longer to upload a video than to render it
Because more often than not, "good enough" is anything but, especially if one happens to be the type that dabbles in a lot of things. Nothing pisses me off harder than being stonewalled by my own hardware when diving into a new niche of computer use.
It's also just nice to never have hardware limits be a conscious worry, and I use my computer so much and make enough that ~$500 more than a baseline acceptable $800 build is peanuts.
Are there diminishing returns? Certainly. For me there's little sense in buying 12-core Xeons and 128GB of RAM with dual Titans in SLI but I absolutely can make decent use of a $1-$1.5k build.