Haha, had you there, didn't I?
Actually, I could really use a new computer. And more than a new computer, I could really use a good Tablet PC. With a good tablet, I can manage grades in Excel from the classroom, use a projector instead of a physical whiteboard, do quick research at the local university library with OneNote, blah blah blah rationalize rationalize.
Or I could blow $1500 on a sweet gaming PC with an ATI X9150XT graphics card and LCD HDTV that scoffs at modern games and replaces the TV, providing a nice feature for guests as well as a roomy screen for doing writing and research on multiple visible windows.
Yah yah, ok. Buying a gaming PC would be the biggest mistake I could make.