I splurged recently - after years of making do.
First a new laptop (only a little bit better than my old 2007 rock but lighter and smaller) and then built a desktop with what I would call "sweet spot" components. Hence my renewed gaming obsession
Wish I knew what to do with older laptops that I have (all are still pretty good). Happy to put linux on them and donate them somewhere, but how to find who could use them. Hardware components too.
I am throwing away a 2006 15" asus notebook with a dedicated radeon card, but as the battery is dead and the PSU vanished (athough it works with my emergency Trust power supply) I can't quite give away, and a PSU is £50
Also throwing away a whole reasonably good motherboard-cpu-memory from about the same time... *sigh*. Hate waste, but wasting space is no better.