First post, by Starlance
I had be gathering parts over the last few weeks, and finally my Super 7 retro machine lives. It's that kind of build that I wanted back in 99' that I couldn't afford as a kid.
Case is a modern Thermal Master from Microcenter (Nice case for the price for these kind of builds)
Motherboard is an Asus P5A rev 1.04 (I found this on ebay listed an s shuttle spacewalker board but when I looked at the pics I saw it was the Asus, only paid $25.00 for it because of the mis-listing)
CPU is a AMD K6-2+ 500mhz clocked to 600Mhz (I'd like to find a K6-III+ but all I find is 2+'s)
Memory is 128MB stick from Micron CL2 133mhz
Video is handled by a Voodoo3 2000 AGP (Will overclock to 3000 stats) with a 'custom' fan installed
I also have a Matrox G450 that I had before the Voodoo, just left it in since it works and I have have dual displays!
Sound is a Aztec card out of an old Packard Bell Pentium MMX 75mhz machine. I has a YMF262 and works pretty well, I also have the front panel audio hooked up to the card.
Drives are an iomega branded 40x CD-ROM burner that was cannibalized out of an USB Iomega external CD drive.
Second is a modern SATA Sony DVD burner that I had extra from a donated machine
The HD is a 160gb Hitachi 2.5" Laptop SATA drive I had laying around. I used a dos utility to resize it down to 64GB as that's the max the BIOS will recognize.
Both SATA drives are using SATA to IDE adapters and they seem to work flawlessly.
3.5" Floppy is out of the same Packard Bell as the sound card. I painted it black but plan on getting a Gotek to replace it.
I tried to do as best cable management as I could on in the case, hard though with IDE cables and no room behind motherboard.
Two 120mm fans (One front on back) and a 80mm On the CPU
500 Watt power supply that was included in the case, works great for this build.
I ended up buying about 4 CD-ROMs since I wanted an IDE burner, SATA Adaptors don't have a place for audio connection so had to have an IDE, but I ended up with one that didn't have an audio out even though the plug is there. Another that worked but added tons of nosie to the audio signal. One that had a broken eject switch and finally this once I took out the Iomega drive, it's very low noise since I believe it'a a later IDE drive. Pretty much all from Goodwill for a couple bucks each.
I have a Belkin wireless card that worked on another motherboard (A gigabyte super 7) but will not work on the Asus, if you have ideas please let me know!?!?
Lastly some pics! I love the machine and runs great after some setting tinkering, running Win98SE with the SP3 upgrade.
Thanks for looking!!