As RD says, make your list:
-- Chipset w/ packaged fan
-- Keyboard and mouse
Getting anything decent for $1000 is impossible. But for Minecraft and some of the games for younger kids, you can spend around $1500 and get something...
There will not be anyone paying 62% taxes in CA. There will be a lot of new high income earners in other states who recently lived in CA though. And COVID proves that many people in the work force (particularly high income earners) can work from anywhere, giving them them flexibility to flee...