My budget was based on how much the best of the main parts (Motor, VESC, Mounts, Batteries (LiPo’s), Remote, Trucks/Wheels) would cost me. That was around $500.
After buying those I added $100 for extra’s like connectors, tools, enclosure, voltage displays. So at $650 my board was ridable at speeds I liked and my battery life helds up for the distance I want to travel. So yeah $650 was perfect for me.
I will keep adding on to the build (Space Cell, Vaccum Enclosure) in the future as I save money. That is my current plan.