Reply 20 of 34, by appiah4
imi wrote on 2020-09-10, 14:50:appiah4 wrote on 2020-09-10, 14:45:
I have a Hardware By Year table I swear by:
I think it's pretty accurate and spot on for period correct builds, including OSs available at the time. Most components listed are for top of the line hardware available at the time but for some things (Hard Drive, Memory, and occasionally GPUs where I excluded SLI/CF and Titan cards) I shied away from listing the absolute maximum possible and going for the what was commonly a luxurious amount for the time.
mhhh rainbows, that's pretty nice actually 😁
The color codes are my build guides. I feel the hardware from within the same color code are mostly within similar performance envelopes. As a result, I usually build targeting three years periods; ie. my 1998 build targets games of 1996-1998 and draws from hardware of the same period.
Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.