Got a good deal on a GPU recently which made me build a new desktop. Last time I had a desktop was when GPU prices were 1/5 of what they are right now, which was about 4 years ago. RAM and SSD prices have stayed relationship the same but othe compunents have noticably inflated, not as much as GPU’s though.
CPU’s don’t come with heatsinks any more, and you’ll need to spend close to 1/2 the cost of your CPU in cooling in most cases to cool it. Even case fans have almost doubled in price.
All that said, it’s still relatively cheaper with more comouting power than a similarly spec’d laptop.