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First post, by Robhalfordfan

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i like to share my build for my windows 98se build and took a long while to build and find/try out different parts and games to see what works best for me for now and might be upgrades/downgrades or changes in the future

specs are :-

Motherboard - MSI MS-6528lE
PSU - Seasonic M12 II EVO Bronze 520W (Will be downgrading at some point)
Processor - Intel Pentium 4A - 1.6 ghz (Northwood)
Ram - 512 MB (Offtek SD-RAM PC-133) (1x 256MB + 2x 128MB)
Graphic Card - Albatron GeForce 4 TI 4200 Turbo - 64MB
Sound Card - Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Platinum
Ethernet Card - TP-Link TF-3200 - 10/100m
Firewire Card - Pluscom 4 Port Firewire Controller PCI Adapter

Drives
- 1x 3.5 Floppy (720KB - 1.44MB)
- 1x 3.5 Iomega Zip 250 ATAPI (100MB - 250MB)
- 1x Aopen COM5232/AAH PRO Combo CD-RW/DVD-Rom
- 1x Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 6Y080L0 - 80GB
- 1x Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y120L0 - 120GB

I/O Ports
- 4x USB ports (2x on Mobo + 2x on Case)
- 2x PS/2 Port
- 2x DB-9 M Serial
- 1x DB-25 F Parallel
- 2x VGA (Mobo - DISABLED) (GPU - ENABLED)
- 1x DVI-D (GPU - NOT USED)
- 2x Gameport (Mobo - DISABLED) (Soundcard - ENABLED)
- 1x On-Board Audio (DISABLED)
- 1x Ethernet Port
- 3x 6 pin Firewire Port (2x External) (1x Internal)
- 1x 4 pin Firewire Port

Extras
- Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Platinum - 5.25 I/O Bay
- 2x 80mm Case Fan
- PS/2 Mouse + Keyboard

Operating System
- Windows 98se (with Plus Installed)

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Last edited by Robhalfordfan on 2020-07-29, 16:28. Edited 3 times in total.

Reply 2 of 8, by buckeye

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Nice rig. I'm curious how much faster it is than a tualatin 1.4ghz based system running win98.

Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 3GB DDR2 800 BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB X-Fi Xtreme Music 500W XP SP3
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
Intel DH61CR i3 LGA-1155 8GB DDR3 EVGA 1050ti 4GB 480GB SSD 650W

Reply 3 of 8, by Robhalfordfan

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Sago7 wrote on 2020-07-29, 14:32:

Wow, that's a beautiful build.

What games do you tried?

thank you 😀

generally anything from 97/98-01/02

quake 3
return to castle wolftenstein

kiss - psycho circus - the nightmare child (runs fine but need to restart pc after exiting game as there's a bug with directx with playing anything else afterwards or with dxdiag and it didn't matter what gpu or directx version i used)

empire earth 1
solder of fortune 1
GTA 3
Blair Witch Trilogy

prob loads more but go to ones are normally quake 3, return to castle wolfenstein and mafia 1 (which runs fines on low to med settings (800x600) - i run it on my xp build to max out (1024x768))

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Reply 4 of 8, by Robhalfordfan

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buckeye wrote on 2020-07-29, 15:28:

Nice rig. I'm curious how much faster it is than a tualatin 1.4ghz based system running win98.

thank you 😀

this might tell you this different with cpu - i think

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/125/In ... 7256).html

i have no idea, with win98

this cpu is high on 98 and good enough on very early xp (pre sp1 - maybe sp2) and would be low/slow on sp3 xp

i choose it so i don't need to replace the psu so often as it run on 12v rail instead of the 5v rail and also the Willamette p4, were nae as good (compare to p3 of the day) and also i could use a stock intel cooler from a higher clocked cpu with no issues 😁

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Reply 6 of 8, by Robhalfordfan

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vellu wrote on 2020-07-30, 09:25:

socket 478 cooler mounting bracket gives me nightmares. Have you thought about replacing it with new cooler as well? Best Byte seems to have ones made of steel.

the cooler is originally from a p4 2.8ghz with hyperthreading (got a bit too warm and a tad hot while heavy gaming) and thought that since this p4 is more or less half that speed with no hyperthreading that it should work and it does and doesn't actually get that warm or hot

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Reply 7 of 8, by buckeye

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Robhalfordfan wrote on 2020-07-29, 15:36:
thank you :) […]
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buckeye wrote on 2020-07-29, 15:28:

Nice rig. I'm curious how much faster it is than a tualatin 1.4ghz based system running win98.

thank you 😀

this might tell you this different with cpu - i think

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/125/In ... 7256).html

i have no idea, with win98

this cpu is high on 98 and good enough on very early xp (pre sp1 - maybe sp2) and would be low/slow on sp3 xp but

i choose it so i don't need to replace the psu so often as it run on 12v rail instead of the 5v rail and also the Willamette p4, were nae as good (compare to p3 of the day) and also i could use a stock intel cooler from a higher clocked cpu with no issues 😁

I'd be interesting to see the differences in gaming performance. Looks like another project for my "bucket list".

Nice CRT by the way, I can never find any in good shape locally......yet.

Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 3GB DDR2 800 BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB X-Fi Xtreme Music 500W XP SP3
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
Intel DH61CR i3 LGA-1155 8GB DDR3 EVGA 1050ti 4GB 480GB SSD 650W

Reply 8 of 8, by Robhalfordfan

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buckeye wrote on 2020-07-30, 19:36:
Robhalfordfan wrote on 2020-07-29, 15:36:
thank you :) […]
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buckeye wrote on 2020-07-29, 15:28:

Nice rig. I'm curious how much faster it is than a tualatin 1.4ghz based system running win98.

thank you 😀

this might tell you this different with cpu - i think

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/125/In ... 7256).html

i have no idea, with win98

this cpu is high on 98 and good enough on very early xp (pre sp1 - maybe sp2) and would be low/slow on sp3 xp but

i choose it so i don't need to replace the psu so often as it run on 12v rail instead of the 5v rail and also the Willamette p4, were nae as good (compare to p3 of the day) and also i could use a stock intel cooler from a higher clocked cpu with no issues 😁

I'd be interesting to see the differences in gaming performance. Looks like another project for my "bucket list".

Nice CRT by the way, I can never find any in good shape locally......yet.

be interesting to see if there is a major different and thank you, nice way to play old retro games (pre HD and widescreen)