Re: Pants and PCs
For me, I find that my gaming PC's last about 8-10 years before games start having issues with them.
The last one I did was from my E5500 (brand new at the time) to a not cutting edge at the time i5-6600k about 8 and a half years later due to a good deal.
The E5500 got a new video card every 3 or 4 years and still functioned quite well for most of my games.
Upgrades do happen, GPU (mainly), RAM and occasionally drives but the MB and CPU stay put.
Once I build a replacement I dump the old one into my lab as additional virtual or NAS capacity. That is why when i build a new one I make sure the MB can handle a lot of RAM, even if I don't populate it while it is a desktop.
Most of my laptops are over 10 years old, though I did splurge on a new one just before the lockdown in case it went on for a while so I would have a dedicated work machine.
I really find that, from a real world usage standpoint, upgrading a desktop processor does not display that much of an improvement, even after 10 years of advancement.