I'm an avid gamer, but I've been trying to think of the first games I remember playing and really loved. I remember sneaking into my cousins dad's study to boot up his mac to play Monkey Island, where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? And Myst (which I wasn't very good at). If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why?
Vote for hardware build. For exmple, old 775 socket powered by xeon x5450 (i bought one of those on aliexpress), 775 or higher (1156, 1155) will be enough. Software emulators are not good enough for 3d, like old games or 3d editors, some of them work, but most are not supported.