Interesting thread. Let me add to that 😀 Unfortunately without photos. Okay, maybe two ...
The first Computer I have used was somewhere at the end of the 80. And it was a GDR Computer. Namely the KC-85/3 that someone my father knew brought with him when he visited. We played some weird game that I cannot remember anymore but it was on a monochrome green screen. But that was just the first Computer I have used.
Apart from owning an Atari 2600 and regularly playing on a C-64 from a friend. The first PC that was gifted to me by my parents was:
Siemens Nixdorf PCD-4H/sx in 1992 (i486-SX25, 4MB Ram, 120-ish MB HDD, 4x CD-Rom 1 or 2 years later) - I had that one until 1997 and I played anything I could possibly get to run on there. I fondly remember all the Lucas Arts adventures, DN1 & 2, LHX, some Star Wars games, etc . I even remember having Descent 1 run on there without sound and the lowest detail ... Yeah desperate times made me the master of boot floppies 😉
I was always sad that I never kept that PC. But back then the moment you bought that thing was the moment it was obsolete. But by a big coincidence I found the exact model two weeks back and now its in my possession again and I am sosososo happy 😁
It's of course the one in the middle. I only had to print me this white plate because the one in there was ugly and didn't match anything.
In 1997 I bought the first PC from my own hard earned money:
Vobis Highscreen tower PII 233MHz, 32MB RAM, some ATI graphics and other stuff I cannot remember sadly. This was the first PC where I explored the internet with a modem and had the most awesome gaming sessions with friends. Ever played Worms with 10 people gathering around 1 pc on a cold winter evening with all the windows fogged up 😁 such fun. And I learned to love linux and BSD during that time. At some point I got an Elsa Eraser 3 Pro with the shutter glasses. This P2 was barely fast enough to run any games with those glasses but it was just awesome to have real 3D.
Like a year later my first notebook came into existence. It was a Siemens Nixdorf Scenic Mobile 700 (Pentium 133MHz, 32MB Ram, 8GB HDD, Floppy and CD drives) that I bought for cheap from the store I was working for at the time. It looked something like this
I used this one mostly to play games over Null-Modem or LTP-Network cables (like Z or Descent 2) and later I got a 10BaseT-PCMCIA card and brought it to smaller gaming events.
I kept the P2 until like 2001 where (on the sad day we can all remember) I got me some Athlon CPU, some MB, RAM, etc. The only thing I can remember here is that I was sitting in front of the TV seeing those images while putting together this PC. The first one I build from scratch. Unfortunately then I gets really blurry because I used to upgrade yearly or bi-yearly.
Nowadays I have my Macbooks for work and leisure, my K6-2+, AM5x86 and SX25 for fiddling and gaming the old Sh*t.
One Computer that is dear to my heart and that goes strong is my home server:
Core i5 7xxx, 64GB Ram, 12TB zfs raid, FreeBSD hosting all my media and a Minecraft server
So if you ask nicely and can behave I might whitelist you. But only if you are a nice and decent person
DOS Gaming: Biostar 8433UUD, AMD 5x86 P-75@150MHz, 64MB Ram, ViRGE 3D/DX 4MB, Aztech MM Pro 16ABI, Dos 6.22, Win 3.11
Windows gaming: Chaintech CT-5AGM2, AMD K6-2+/570ACZ@600MHz, 384MB Ram, Voodoo 3 AGP, SoundBlaster Vibra 16, Win 98