First post, by utahraptor
This build is a socket 7 with a Pentium MMX chip of currently unknown speed 😂. I am naming it after 7 of 9 or “Seven” from Star Trek Voyager. That series came out just as the Dos era was ending and like the former Borg my system will have enhancements beyond its time such as advanced midi devices, drive emulators etc...
Some games I want to play on system:
Settlers II Gold Edition
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Sim City 2000
Pinball Dreams Deluxe
Star Wars Dark Forces
Motherboard: Tyan 1592s
I chose this board for its ATX, coin battery, AGP slot and it came with an MMX chip. Also it comes with the disks and manual.
Sound card: ALS100 (non plus)
I was advised that this card would meet my needs: Seeking suggestions for first ISA model sound card for new dos rig
Status: Arrived and pending testing
VGA: Creative Labs CT6730 NVidia Riva 128ZX 8MB AGP
This should meet the needs of my games. I would like to get a Voodoo 3 3000 later on.
Network Adapter: RTL8139 100M
I was advised this is pretty reliable and easy to configure.
RAM: 64MB PC100 168 PIN DIMM SDRAM MEMORY MODULES 256mb Total
I found a good deal on a 4 pieces of 64 MB PC100 DIMMS. I plan to start by using just 1.
Optical Drive: Samsung/HP IDE CDRW DVD ROM Optical Drive
Floppy Drive: SONY 3.5" drive
SFD-321B BLACK Bezel
Midi device: Roland SC-88 Sound Canvas MIDI Sound Module SC88
I got a decent deal on this one and it came with a midi cable.
Case: DEEPCOOL Tesseract SW Mid Tower Computer Case Blue LED Fans Side Window Standard ATX Chassis
This case features 4 drive bay slots and looks nice at a good price.
Power Supply: Corsair CV Series, CV450, 450 Watt, 80+ Bronze Certified
I have heard good things about this simple unit.
Drive Emulation: StarTech.com 3.5in Drive Bay IDE to Single CF SSD Adapter Card Reader & Gotek SFR1M44-U100 3.5 Inch 1.44MB USB SSD Floppy Drive Emulator Black
These two seem to get the job done.
Misc Cables and Parts: