First post, by Half-Saint
I know this has been discussed many time but I keep getting back to this problem. I'm speaking of having too many computers of course 😀
If, for a moment, we disregard pre-286 era games, would it be possible to run everything else on a maxed out Pentium I machine? Back then, I went from a NEC V20 straight to a 486DX-40 in 1992 or 1993. Later on, while still in secondary school, my parents had the PC upgraded to Pentium 133 which I later pretty much maxed out with Pentium 200 w/o MMX, 96MB of RAM and Voodoo 2. My memory is a bit hazy but the last PC I owned before ditching desktop for a couple of years was an Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton with 2GB of RAM running Windows XP.
My reasoning goes like this:
Pentium 166-233 for DOS/Windows 2D and some early 3D games
Athlon XP 3200+ for 3D games running Windows 98SE and/or Windows XP
My main PC i5-3570 can run pretty much everything else after that.
What do you guys think?