First post, by red_avatar
I own a handful of early to mid 90's PCs but decided not to use my original IBM PCs anymore for actual gaming because I want to leave them in original condition and that means not adding better sound cards or CD drives which sucks for actual gaming.
My main DOS rig right now is my HP Vectra which is a really solid machine from 1995 - a Pentium 75. It's a bit fast for older DOS games though so ideally I'd like one more PC to use for the older games - a 386 perhaps? I know the older you go, the messier the hardware gets and since I only got into PCs from the middle of 1993, the 386 was a bit before my time. Basically, which brands would you recommend that are reliable, have decent BIOS settings, are easy to work on, etc. ?
IBM has been my go-to brand since that's what I grew up with and they are the easiest to find (the IBM PS/2 looks attractive to me) but what are your thoughts?
Retro game fanatic.
IBM PS1 386SX25 - 4MB
IBM Aptiva 486SX33 - 8MB - 2GB CF - SB16
IBM PC350 P233MMX - 64MB - 32GB SSD - AWE64 - Voodoo2
PIII600 - 320MB - 480GB SSD - SB Live! - GF4 Ti 4200
i5-2500k - 3GB - SB Audigy 2 - HD 4870