First post, by Intel486dx33
I am using as many made in USA parts as I have.
I want to use components that were popular around 1993
I wanted to buy an IBM 5170 computer but I found the Idea too expensive and not practical.
Since my Goal is for best DOS game play I found a 386 computer to be more reasonable.
This way I can play games at 386sx-33mhz speed and disable cache to play at 286mhz speed.
Non-proprietary parts and readily available. Inexpensive , quiet and better performance.
Since the IBM 5162 / 5170 is basically a 286 computer with proprietary bios that only works with some hardware..
Here are the Specs of my Build.
CPU - AMD 386sx-33
Motherboard - 386sx-33 , ISA motherboard. ( USA )
Math coprocsesor -
RAM - Micron 8mb. FPM 60ns. ( USA )
Video card - Tseng ET4000 ( 1mb. ) ( USA )
Sound Card - Media Vision Pro Audio Spectrum 16 with Yamaha OPL3 ( USA )
Sound card - Turtle beach , Monte Carlo with Crystal and Yamaha OPL3( Why NOT ).
Controller - ISA Gold
Network - 3com 3c509 ( USA )
CDROM - 32x
Floppies - 5.25 and 3.5
Hard-drive - Conner 540mb ( USA )
White with Green buttons AT. (repurposed ).
Case - Lian Li Aluminum.
OS - DOS 6.22 , Win3.11
I am still gathering up parts for this build.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.
This Aluminum Case really catches your eye like a Mac Pro.