My first computer was actually of my sister, but I used just the same. It was one of those very old ones, with a heavy and huge screen, as was the CPU too.
I remember (1) spending most of the time playing games online, or when the (2) dial-up connection had some/a problem I would (2) play the (offline/Windows) games on that computer, such as Solitaire
(my favorite one).
It took a long time to turn it on, not to mention the time it took to get connected with the internet, it was slow, it took ages to load a website, while it had that unforgettable (suggests nostalgia)...
/while it had all that line noise coming, tone, statics and all that jazz. Everyone was familiar with that sound at that time!
It was a very simple machine, compared with modern computers/compared with today´s computers. But even with almost no memory that limited me
not to do much, just run a few programs. Anyway, at that time it was the coolest and most interesting thing a child like me could have.
(1)maybe "I remember we spending"...but then you use "I used to play" next, so let´s leave it that way.
(2)in a way, dial-up connections are old, so we leave that information out.
(3) would, meaning it happened from time to time, so "you had a habit of playing" another game when the dial-up went on the fritz!
Dial-up sound, the Internet connection would be by (landline) phone, and needed a modem in-between, then connected to a PC.
To some of us, that was not long ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0
So, every time you wanted to use the Internet at the wee hours, you had to wake up a couple of neighbours, or your parents.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0mg9DxvfZE