My first PC had Windows 95. 133mhz Pentium. And a good old CD drive. I think the vid card might've been....1MB and integrated back then? God that from a custom-build shop; a local spot around here. Doubt it's here anymore. Man, those were the days! DN3D, Quake 1 + 2, MechWarrior 2 Mercs - a lot of really old classics on that one!
Oooh, I had a Compaq back in early 2000's or so. W98 SE was on it. Circuit City had it on sale w/ a good deal of $ off (hundreds of $). Had a AMD Athlon 700Mhz in there. 2 drives - DVD burner and DVD-ROM. I had to upgrade the vid card at some point. I think it had a TNT Riva, originally? I needed a new one and put in a 64MB GeForce 2 MX 400; I think that was like $80. My first real video card upgrade. Ahhh, yes; that was great. Good old days. Ran Deus Ex 1, BG games, PST, and other classics on that PC; especially after that awesome upgrade.
Years later, in very early 2005, found another good local PC shop. Win XP PC. Bought a custom built PC there. Ran stuff like Half-Life 2, Bloodlines, and Riddick on that one. I think I had a 6600, in there? I don't remember what I had out the gate, but...I think I put in a GeForce 8800 GT, when it was upgrade time.
The first PC built - 2011. W7 PC. All over the place, I got parts - Microcenter, TigerDirect, Amazon, NewEgg, etc etc. The aging desktop that's been upgraded a few times. Put in a 560 Ti 1GB, back then - to get it going. Had Witcher 2 on pre-order and was ready for it, on day 1. Got it built, not long before W2's launch. Eventually bought a GTX 960 4GB (that was a little over $220, I think?) from the Bezos store. A year later or so after the 960 4gb purchase, since a buddy bought a new Alienware and had to have the latest and greatest when it hit the shelves, as his PC wasn't loaded with it - so he sold me a barely used GTX 970 for $100 back when he decided to change his PC's card to a GTX 1070 when it launched (at $700!). That 970's been in there ever since.
And sure I've had some laptops in the time (Acer Nitro with a 4gb 960M and now a SC15 laptop with 6gb GTX 1060) - but yeah, here I am, in desktop build or buy mode again. And now, I'm staring at 3070's aiming for the $500 range, yet curious how a 3060 might turn out and how much VRAM that might have. Sheesh.
Man, Windows PC's, games, and whatnot have came such a long way since 1995.