First post, by antrad
I got my first computer in late 1999. It was a Pentium 2 with 32 MB RAM. It was outdated before it left the store.
I had zero experience with computers back then and never even opened it, not to mention upgrade it.
It was such a major disappointment, that I even stopped playing video games.
I got my second computer in late 2005. It was an Athlon64 running at 2 GHz and had 512 MB RAM.
Huge upgrade compared to the old one, but I bought it right before dual core computers and DDR2 RAM took over,
so it was outdated a year later. This time I was smart enough to upgrade the RAM and buy a new GPU.
I used this computer until 2014 when I had to upgrade, because it couldn't handle modern unoptimized ad infested Internet.
Even though I couldn't play newer games, I focused on old ones and don't regret it
especially now after I played some Xbox360/PS3 era games and experienced many ruined classic series.
I got my third computer in late 2014 with i5-4690k and 8 GB of RAM. This time I knew enough to built it myself.
I spent more money than in 2005, because I wanted this computer to last and 7 years later I see no reason to upgrade.
I completely gave up on new games, so that will not make me upgrade. As for Internet, it can still handle it.
I can see me using this computer for the next 5 years easily and I also have room to upgrade to i7-4790k, get more RAM and a new GPU.