First post, by MasterM
Hi. I need some advice on my upcoming retro PC build, especially on how much processing power do I actually need. I'm planning to run mostly early to mid 90s DOS games and some antiquated Linux distros from late 90s. My target is as follows:
- Quake 1 should run smoothly (30-50fps)
- Ideally the hardware should be compatible with some late 80s titles (Test Drive, Street Rod, etc.)
- It should handle 1999 Linux running KDE 1 or Windows 98.
- I want to have plenty of memory, let's say about 64MB.
Right now I can buy an Intel TX mobo with Pentium 200 MMX and Sound Blaster 16 fairly cheaply, would it be a good choice?
What about graphics card? I'm targetting pre-acceleration era (at least when it comes to games) so I don't really need high end stuff like Voodoo. Maybe some S3 cards?
And last but not least I'm pretty tight on available space so the smaller form factor the better. Are there any small-ish cases that can fit an AT mobo? Is Baby AT even worth considering?
Sorry for such a "question storm" and thanks in advance for any help. 😀
Amiga 1200, Blizzard 1230 Mk II 64MB (Motorola 68030 @ 50Mhz with a 68882 FPU), 4GB CompactFlash (IDE), Indivision AGA Mk2cr, ShineNet 10MBit/s PCMCIA ethernet adapter
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