I usually try to keep 3 rigs up and running so that we can LAN when we get together. I used to need 4 but I just forced the odd one out to bring their own damn PC. I need two Xbox's for a similar reason but since they are easier to tote I make the odd one or two out bring their own machine if necessary. The problem is that Once upon a time when the money flowed I bought three gaming rigs at once instead of doing the hand me down method (the third PC always sucked), but now years have passed with upgrades few and far in between. At this point further upgrades feel like beating a dead horse and buying new rigs to mostly play Age of Empires, Starcraft, Supreme Commander, UT 99/UT3, and trial new titles, are clearly a waste. I've currently got a One X and a One S but I was thinking of just upgrading both to the Series X this time around. With back and forward compatibility in the Series models I should only need to upgrade one in the future and this way I won't have to worry that I need disk drives if/when necessary. Next time I may just drop it. I feel that. I think of how much I gamed when I was younger and it's crazy that I still managed to get out of the house and chase girls for hours a day. I guess that's where I freed up the time, no more chasing girls. Not that I wouldn't spare the time if it was a realistic option. I wouldn't say that I'm even remotely a heavy gamer but I value it as a hobby and how it's a good time with friends. If I played alone, well, it would cost me a lot less anyway, but I would also not be willing to spend as much on it. I've spent a small fortune on RC cars and planes as well even though I don't get a chance to use them anywhere near as much as I game, but I value the time that I do so it's worth it. Unlike my youth, as an adult I always try keep a small pool of disposable cash, and I use it to get what makes me happy no matter how frivolous. This way I feel no guilt about allowing myself to smile for dumb reasons.