As I was reading through our recent series on the history of the microprocessor and personal computer, I couldn't help but take a trip down memory lane back to my first computer.

Video game consoles held my interest through the much of the '90s until I received my very first computer in 1998, an entry-level machine packing an AMD K6-2 CPU clocked at 333MHz. Disappointed that the system couldn't match the gaming performance of my friend's Pentium II 266MHz machine despite the higher clock speed, I saved up and bought a Diamond Monster 3D II graphics card with a whopping 12MB of video memory to help level the playing field. Those were the good ol' days for sure.

With this week's open discussion, we'd like to hear about your very first computer. What brand was it? Do you remember what hardware it came with? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!