I used to work in computer hardware and made a lot of money. However, I never spent the money on computer parts as they really are just money sinks. You can buy a new part for $3000 and then 2 years after the warranty runs it out dies.
You can get computer hardware that functions perfectly in 2019, even for gaming, for very, very little.
LinusTechTips and others did good summaries on it. Basically get
- a used dedicated GPU from around 2012-2014 for $30
- a 2012 complete PC for around $50 (decent CPUs usually come with certain models)
- a new, discounted PSU for around $50 (should buy this in store)
*A new SSD for around $30
and that’s it voila a ~$150 PC that can do pretty much anything or play pretty much any game. You can even buy multiple parts as insurance so you can just immediately swap them if they fail in a few years.
Now if there was just some good remote desktop technology with GPU acceleration for old cards, then laptops don’t really need to be expensive either.