First post, by saturn
I been out of the retro pc gang for too long and I want a old PC now! 🤣
OK so for this build I have the fallowing parts.
abit vp6, 2gb ram, voodoo3000, via sound card, IDE dvd drive, a pair of 750mhz 100fsb PIII, an 80mm fan, and HEC 7106BB case
I need a hard drive, fdd drives, spray paint 😉 , PSU, 2 60mm fans, heat sinks for the cpu's, faster cpu's and a OS.
"Why the paint?"
The paint will be beige or a off white and for painting the case.
"But that abit board does not have an isa slot, how will dos games work" 😵.
I'll have 2 Pentium 3's I can use dos-box or some sort of emulator 😎
"But very few older games have smp support, how will a dual PIII system be of any use?"
You are right, but why should I care about that? it's a dual P3 setup and the parts are cheap. It's all for the fun and epeen.
"What about the OS?"
I'd like to use NT4, but for DX and driver support I will be using 2k.
"Why the VIA sound card?"
I have it lying around and will be puting it to use.
"What cpu's will you be upgrading too?"
I don't know. maybe 1.4ghz's Pentium 3s, If I can get it too work. Otherwise it will be a pair of 1 or 1.1ghz 100mhz FSB Pentium 3's running at 133mhz FSB.
"Are you open to any suggestions?"
Yes I am. I'd like to see what ideas you guys have.
"When are you starting this build?"
Once I revive the case, should be about this time next week.
PS sorry for the wall of text.