I had an Amiga as a kid, first a 500 and then a 4000 or something that looked like it. I didn’t have a PC all though the 90s, I went from a Megadrive to a Playstation and only wanted a PC for Half-Life. This is what made me a PC only player, getting into MMOs and not going back to owning a console until the PS4, since I was at the age I had disposable money.
RTCW 2001 (my PC only had 63mb with 1 in reserve and it wouldn’t run without 64)
Half-Life 2 2004
Metro 2033 2010
However since then I haven’t upgraded for a game since Metro, I moved to a 750ti in like 2014 and I switched to a MITX Rig with a 4770K just because I moved into a smaller place.
I never really felt any need to upgrade for a game since Metro 2033, the PS4 and Xbox One came out and were already less powerful than PCs… they were embarrassing really. Not like the new consoles that are coming out this year, which will be based on hardware that isn’t even out yet from AMD.
Though For HL:A I’ve now just upgraded again… I’m not gonna boast specs, but I fully expect it not to age well seeing as it’s a console year and usually you should buy the year after… But I don’t care, it feels right to upgrade to play one game lol. I’m just glad I went with a Rift S, because a Valve Index would have really cleared out the bank…