Greetings all! Haven't posted in a while, been busy with life (I bought a house!), but I know I can always trust bit-tech users for some solid advice. So recently, my old 7970GHz Edition has bitten the dust. That, combined with my aging PC (LGA 1156), has prompted me to start considering a new rig. I'm the only serious gamer in the house, but my fiancee and kid do dabble. So here's my thought; Instead of building 3 medium-range PC's (2 of which won't be used frequently), I build one behemoth of a rig and run 2 virtual machines on it. Each VM runs a Steam client with its own account. Steam, of coarse, allowing in-home streaming between clients. This way, when my fiancee and/or kid want to play, they simply log into their respective Steam account from their low-powered laptop or desktop and stream the game from their VM, with the big PC doing all the hard work. I could possibly even go so far as to do a remote desktop virtualization type scenario which would make backing up data and resolving "issues" on their VMs easier for me. Note that I'm the sole IT person in my house, but I've never messed around with virtual machines or RDV. I think this system could prove cheaper in the long run. And it would give me plenty of muscle for the ~75% of the time that I'm the only one gaming, while still giving satisfactory results when there are 2 or even all 3 of us using resources from the one PC. The drawbacks would be setting everything up, since as I mentioned I've never tried setting up VM's before. And I'm concerned about the overhead running 2 VMs will have. Is this going to cause significant degradation of my (local) or their (remote) experience? Thoughts?