As some of you would know I have a wonderful DP, she's a brilliant mother, very giving, very hands on, very capable and we're very happy...
She is however, quite fickle. She'll make her mind up, and go 100% until she's reached her goal - or she'll just decide she was wrong and abandon what she had decided to do. For example, before DD she wanted a baby and when I said yes she got to work and went hard until we had enough money to do 5 treatments until I fell pregnant. On the other side of the fence she harassed me for 6 months for a Playstation 3 and now she never touches it.
At the moment she would like a new PC, desk and few other little touches for an area she wants to make her 'study and gaming' area. She has a Macbook Air laptop that she uses for uni but Macbook Air's do not have much storage and she says she will be able to study better on a non-mac desktop. Coincidentally though, PC's are better for playing online game and she wants 3 yes, THREE, monitors for gaming. She has been at uni for over a year now and is doing really well - it's uncommon for her to get scores lower than distinctions, so I am very proud of her and she works hard. I have also started uni this year and she has been an incredible help, sitting with me and helping me for days on end with assignments and learning how to reference.
So, that's the backstory. Here's the question. Knowing that she is probably only using university as an excuse to get a gaming computer, that will have 3 monitors, would you let her buy one?
We have savings, live comfortably and the cost of the entire 'rig' will be approximately $2000. However that $2k could be spent on a holiday or something else and will be taken from our savings.
tl;dr - let fiancee buy 2k computer for gaming and university - or ask her to continue on her laptop which works fine.