Despite being a prime example of EQ addict for the better part of four years, I've never really been that big on PC gaming. The first computer my mom bought (other than the TI-99/4A we had) was an Intel 486 with a whopping 25 MHz processor, Windows 3.1, and the must-have Word Perfect 5.1. Aside from some shareware games and Myst, I always stuck with my consoles when it came to gaming.
In 1999, when I left home to move to Valdosta for college, I bought a computer that would log hundreds of DAYS worth of EverQuest play time.
In 2009, again not having really played PC games for a while, decided to get a laptop. It can't run high-end gaming stuff, but it'll play Torchlight and alot of indie or classic games off of Steam. And it makes working on Giant Bomb a hell of a lot easier since I'm not tied to a desk anymore.
|.||The EverQuest Computer||The Awesome-for-2004 Computer||Current Laptop|
|Model||Compaq Presario||Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2||Sony VAIO NW-270F/S|
|Processor||Intel Pentium III 433 MHz||Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHz||Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20 GHz|
|Graphics||nVidia GeForce 3||ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB|
|Memory||2GB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM @ 400 MHz||4GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz|
|Sound||Sound Blaster Audigy 2|
|Hard Drive||20 GB||120 GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)||320 GB Serial ATA-150 (5400 RPM)|
|Disc Drive||52X CD-ROM||Samsung 48X CD-R/RW, TEAC 8X DVD RW||Double-Layer DVD /-RW, CD-RW, Blu-ray|
|OS||Windows 98 SE||Windows XP Home Edition||Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit|