First post, by ildonaldo
I just brought up one of my favoured retro gaming machines from the cellar to check the Hardware and play some old games (e.g. Miss Lara).
The machine runs quite well (OK it's Windows 95) and I love the combination of the millenium and the m3D - back 1997 I had a Mystique + the m3d.
It even runs Tomb Raider 1 at 1024x768 with acceptable frame rates - a Voodoo 2 machine would need SLI to do that.
It's mostly 1997 hardware with a few exceptions:
- some of the drives are not exactly "on period"
- the IDT WinChip is one I own since release 1999 (used it as an upgrade for my single voltage Socket 7 board back then)
Board: GA-586S Rev. 1.22C, Socket 7, SIS 5571, AT-Board
CPU: IDT Winchip W2A-200, Socket 7, 200MHz, 66MHz FSB, single-voltage, MMX, 3DNow
RAM: 128MB EDO (2x64MB), SAMSUNG KMM53216004AK-6U, 60ns
2D-card: Matrox Millenium II, 4MB WRAM, PCI
3D- card: Matrox m3D, 4MB, PowerVR PCX2, PCI
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 16XV, CT4170, ISA
HDD: Quantum Fireball lct10, 10.2 GB, ATA-66, IDE
ODD: CD-ROM 40x, LG CRD-8400B, IDE
FDD1: 2.88 MB, 3.5" floppy, Sony
FDD2: 1.2MB high-density, 5.25" floppy, Teac FD-55GR (NOS)
Case: NoName AT-Tower (frame embossed "1997")
PSU: FSP SPI-300G, AT, 300W (NOS)
OS: Windows 95 (incl. Updates)
Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible/sensible/affordable.