I started in '90 with a 500.. 1084S (amazing monitor, that..) 512 memory expansion, second drive. Later added an AdSpeed (14 mhz, but only for things that fit into it's small cache..) and also hacked it for an NTSC/PAL switch (originally an NTSC machine) as well as a 1 meg chip / 512/512 switch.
Then when the 1200 came out I got that with some multisync monitor or other. Upgraded that with an (internal mini) hard drive and later upgraded to an 030 board with a few megs of memory that kept crapping out on me because of the heat.
Still have both, but in storage and just use WinUAE these days. (I know, I know