Oh snap, I guess I'm out then lol I'm still using Win7 (I doubt my machine could handle 10 comfortably) and my graphics card (GeForce GTX660) won't cut the mustard. I was planning on buying a new machine either this year or next year (probably a pre-built gaming PC, since the market doesn't seem favorable to building your own atm).
I guess the main reason why I haven't bothered upgrading my machine (besides covid/shipping problems/etc) is my machine still handles all the games I play perfectly fine. Then again, I mostly play RPGs (usually indie ones) and strategy games.
You may want to reconsider timing as between the pandemic and that the new eCurrency harvesting is reportedly dependent on HDD algorithm's and not dependent on CPU - large HDD's over 8TB are extremely pricey, if available at all, since this has been announced. And 8TB HDD and under are sharply trending upwards in price and supplies may not be keeping up with demand there too. This is what happened to CPU prices and supply several years ago when data mining for BitCoin became a thing. And still never recovered IMHO. I just bought 4 6TB and 2 4TB HDD's on sale - and they were not really that cheap.
I'd recommend to buy sooner rather then later as I don't see new leading edge hardware prices coming down at all for the next few years. I just bought an Alienware rig on sale at Dell in March - not the latest and greatest, last years model, but still cost over 2500 on sale, and IMHO deficient in HDD space. 32GB RAM and a decent graphics card and main cpu though.
Anyways just my thoughts. I'll be getting the Alpha though not certain I will have much time for it now as real life is starting to ramp up again fast - wish it had come out during the height of the pandemic.