First post, by shad02v
I'm trying to build up a PC that runs windows 98, that's a must.
When I was young I used to have an hp vectra with 486 and then another hp vectra with Pentium I. Since this builds up the most nostalgia, I found that the oldest case that resembles that look but with atx support is the hp vectra vl400. So that's the case that I'm gonna be using.
I will use two slots of ram with 512mb each. I'm doing this so that in case I don't fix windows 98 I can just remove one ram and leave it to 512.
Considering the average power consumption of the components I suppose finding a 300-400w power supply should do.
I'm not a big fan of sound so I will get some speakers that resemble the look of what I had the most. Any a4tech white vintage speakers should do. As for the soundcard I think any Soundblaster card should be enough.
The screen that I aim for is a 14 inch 1024x768 crt screen that's not flat.
Now after looking at tens of YouTube videos and reading several posts I still don't know what should I choose for motherboard, processor and video card. What range of components should I look after such that they are compatible with each other and I can run my desired games on windows 98?
My aim is to be able to play smoothly (minimum 30 fps) at 1024x768 on Windows 98: Gothic 2 Night of the Raven (this one counts the most), TES 3 Morrowind, Fahrenheit, GTA Vice City.
On the lower end I will want to be able to play TES Arena, Warcraft 1, Crystal Caves (1991), DuckTales (1990) , The Settlers 2 (this one counts the most), Jazz Jackrabbit natively.
The recommended components seem to be too low performance for the more recent games that I want to play.
The newer components like a geforce 6600, from what I understand, won't be able to play my older games.
What motherboard, processor and video card should I go for to be able to smoothly play all the listed games on windows 98?
Edit: I live in Romania where poeple used to be pretty damn poor in early 2000's so finding a card like geforce 4 ti 4600 is close to impossible.