First post, by LordGilboy97
So I wanted to build a Windows 98 gaming PC using period accurate parts from 1999. I want to emulate a PC that someone in high school with a part time job would have built. I used prices from computer magazines from May-Sept of 1999. I am using USD and rounding the prices. So here is the parts list.
MOTHERBOARD - Asus P2-99 Rev 1.12 Slot 1 (ABOUT $135)
CPU - Intel Pentium ii @ 350MHz (ABOUT $200)
RAM - 64MBs PC100 SDRAM (ABOUT $95)
GPU - Diamond S3 Savage4 Pro+ 32MBs AGP (ABOUT $130)
SOUND - Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA (ABOUT $45)
HDD - IBM Deskstar 13.6GBs 3.5" IDE (ABOUT $135)
FLPPY - 1.44MBs 3.5" Floppy Drive (ABOUT $25)
CD - 40X Speed CDROM DRIVE (ABOUT $55)
PSU - Can someone recommend a modern power supply that will work great with my hardware. I'm afraid to use a 20 year old unit.
So there you have it. It won't play everything and some games will struggle, but that's the fun of using old hardware is to have limitations (or not). So what do you think of my build? If you have any recommendations please let me know.