I was always a PC guy, so instead of gaming consoles I have a collection of rusting old PC computers. Those things are mostly motherboards since I reused the case and RAM if possible. Lets see, there is:
- 286SX (not sure about the CPU speed, I still have its 30-pin SIMM RAM)
- 386DX (or maybe it was 386SX)
- 486DX (or DX2) @ 100MHz and another @ 120MHz
- One or two P1 @ 100MHz
- another P1 @ 200MHz (haven't been using it a lot, but I actually got it after the P2)
- AMD K6 @ 366MHz (I gave that one to my sister, but it's only meters away from the rest of the junk)
- P2 @ 450MHz (I haven't been using it for almost 3 years, but it seems it died up like half a year ago)
- Pentium Celeron 1,7GHz (it worked surprisingly well when I got it, or rather when my family got it. I had been in my house even before the AMD K6, but the K6 was my own PC and I didn't had to share it with the whole family. By the way my parents still use this Celeron. If its hardware weren't so used up, it would be a half decent PC for minor tasks, like surfing net, emailing, watching youtube.)
My current PCs are:
- Core2Duo @ 2,6GHz with GF8800GT (It's still a quite usable machine.)
- MSI Wind U100 Netbook with Atom @ 1,6-2GHz (It's not bad, it can be used for a large number of things, but some just work better on a desktop in more ways than one.)
Along with the MBs and CPUs there are some really old graphic Cards, like:
- Realtek Trident VGA Card for ISA (with either 256kB RAM or less likely 512kB RAM)
- Tseng ET3000AX VGA Card for ISA (huge in size with 512kB RAM. It outputs both VGA and EGA signals in case you had an EGA display. I friend of mine gave me this a few years ago, so I didn't really use it. Last time I checked it actually worked on windows 2000 with Win3.1 drivers...)
- Paradise Bali (32?) (The card had 1MB of RAM expandable to 2MB. Through forcing Win95 to install Win3.1 drivers I was able to play DirectX games for the first time.)
- A bunch of S3 Trio (various versions)
- Two S3 Virge (Even though this was one of the first uniform 3D cards I never really used it for 3D. Mainly because either the main chip or additional memory was damaged\buggy. The other reason was that the card only offered 2MB for textures and vertices. However the movie playback "acceleration" was quite useful. I no longer have them.)
- SiS Daytona (Had same amount of RAM as Virge, but somehow worked better with 3D)
- Also a bunch of cards I cant really name and some post PCI cards
As for sound cards aside from Soundblasters (VIBRA, 16, Pro) I have\had a bunch of nonames. The only one worth mentioning was a card which came with its own speakers. Those speakers did not need any external power, they required only the audio signal (to bad their plug is slightly too short for modern female jack plugs). The weirdest thing was that the card sounded very well on those speakers, even though it only supported sampling rates up to 22kHZ in stereo. It also had a wavetable daughterboard which made midi sound awesome.
In the past I did play some games on famiclone, C64, GB, etc. at some friends place. I did want to get some of those, but always ended up not getting any (read had no money), until lately when I got Dingoo A320 (though as a gift). When I was stuck with low end PCs, I always tried to push them to the limit with movie playback, games and emulators.
Hmm, how did I ended up writing all this stuff?