The logic is that if you can pay for electricity and internet you can pay for the hardware to go along with it. Gaming is a hobby. As for whether it's an expensive hobby. That depends on how much you want to spend. In Australia we've got it bad because we get 10 AUD on top of every piece of hardware we buy. But I can still afford a new machine every 4 to 5 years, plus the upgrades.
Just google "Build a GAMING PC for 100 USD" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt2vap https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Build+100+Gaming+PC+2018DsUiI There's lots of examples where people have done this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFyhn6seoow https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-xp-support -- This has been common knowledge in the tech community since even Windows 7 is going to end in 2020. https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet Maybe at this point all computers should just use some form of 3D graphics accelerator or whatever the next thing that comes along. Probably Quantum computing.