First post, by Virtual
Glad to be here, I am new to the retro pc scene, been following a few youtubers such as LGR and Philscomputerlab with such entusiasm, that it made me go around and look for a retro pc as well. I got lucky and was given for free at a local antique book shop some vintage hardware, plus keyboards, mice, monitor...
As you can see, there's no sound card. I've been looking on the forums and youtube videos for suggestions, but it's been a difficult task, since there are so many models/ versions out there.
I came to the conclusion that maybe an AOPEN Cobra AW744L II would the best bang for the buck, however I still have import dutty charges + shipping... and I don't know how well this card will perform with MIDI? I also need some speakers... what would you recommend?
I think I am going to buy an SD to IDE adapter as well and maybe a new PSU and a new CPU fan. Any suggestions on these? I am going for a quiet environment build mindset.
I am looking forward to play FFVII on this machine as well as Jazz Jackrabbit I and II.
I wanted to try Phantasy Star Online on it too, but I'm afraid that even if I bought a RivaTNT2 card, the processor wouldn't handle it.
Looking forward to your expert oponions! Thank you.