Some old machine with a hard drive the size of a dvd drive, probably a 386 or something, a monochrome green/white monitor, to a compaq running windows 3.1, a sound card, a stiffy and cd drive, to a 100mhz something or another that ran windows 95 and later windows 98, to a 700mhz celeron running windows 2000 and then later XP. That had a TNT2 16mb card in it originally, which couldn't handle rayman 3.
My dad bought me an FX5200 128mb and WOW what a difference that card made <3 (lol I now have 3 of those just sitting in a box collecting dust)
Many years later I got a prescott P4 with 512MB of ram, and an FX5900XT, which made me very happy when it ran every single game I threw at it on max settings. Well, besides the sims 2
That lead me on to my previous rig, my C2D E6600, 2gb ram, and my trusty old 8600GTS 256mb. IT RAN CRYSIS! That lasted for about 3 years, which is when things were starting to catch up with the old 8600 and I managed to scrape enough cash together to buy myself a GTS250, which RAN CRYSIS BETTER!
That card made me so happy, it kept up with anything depending on the settings I threw at it, but it also artifacted which lead me to getting another GTS250 that hit 90 degrees UNDERCLOCKED when you asked it to draw a picture in paint. I took that back, and replaced it with this 460 of mine and nothing else has been quite as significant as this beauty.
Surprisingly going from that E6600 to this rig didn't make as big a difference as I thought.