Hey, I resemble that !
I bought the 80W China Red for a little under $3,000 US. I’ve put around $1,500 to $2,000 in upgrades in it. I give a range, because a lot of what I put in came from bits and pieces of things I had around.
Top of the list is the Ruida controller preferably with a network connection, followed by a mA meter and a coolant temp gauge, preferably dual to see the delta across the tube. Next is 20mm or larger lens so you can put nozzles and such from any good on line supplier. 18mm and smaller and you SEVERELY restrict your options.
Then you get into what you like, do you need pass through for long pieces, or are you going to do little stuff. Engraving or cutting set ups, ect. ect. ect. My favorite and easiest thing was to pull the 110V strip light from the back of the cabinet and put a pair of LED strips under the gantry. Since I do 90% cutting, the switch to a cutting set up and adding controlled air assist was next on the list.
Did a DIY chiller than also holds a few beverages instead of buying a high dollar chiller.
That list… with big and small items it’s up to almost three dozen in six months.
I guess it would come down to what do you want to pay for? You want to get something and not do much beyond some calibration and alignment, spend the big bucks. You want to buy something and don’t mind a little tinkering to make it just what you want, by all means go for the China Red or others like it and start tinkering!
One thing I wish I had done different. I bought an 80W like pictured. It’s a 60W cabinet with an extension to protect the tube. Get the 80W with no tube extension and you automatically get a larger working bed.
WARNING: DO NOT BUY FROM MOPHORN !!!