We didn't have a mouse or keyboard in those days, it was hammer and chisel and a smooth slab of granite...
Actually, I pulled an old 386 out of the trash and played with that for about a week before I got bored. A month or two later I went out and bought an Acer Acros:
Pentium 75 (50MHz FSB with a 1.5 Multiplier!)
850MB Conner HD
Really nice video card with 1MB of memory on it.
Paid a premium price for the 15" CRT monitor, since the 14" model looked so dinky next to it in the store.