Update: I saved one client about $4000 today, and he’ll have a faster machine too!
Realistically a non-token configuration Mac Pro is going to run $7000 at a bare minimum (no one in their right mind should buy it with less than 64GB!).
That’s where I come in... I have decades (nearly 30 years) of experience as a professional software engineer along with testing performance of Macs at MPG for a decade. Even without testing I am certain that I can save you needless expense and more important: help you avoid losing performance by making non-optimal choices, some of which are unfixable without buying a new machine. And here in California, my consulting fee is about 1/3 of the tax on basic Mac Pro!
I have a cell signal and flexible hours most days (on the road as I write this).
Basic recommendations, minimum: 2TB SSD, 48GB memory, 12 core CPU.
MONEY SAVING TIP: order your Mac Pro with 32GB memory, then upgrade with OWC memory for Mac Pro. In the past, you could get TWICE the memory for about the same price.