First post, by Pajeroking
My name is Andi, i am from Romania, nice meeting you all.
In ~95 i remember playing old games at my cousin's house on a gorgeous 386, windows 3.11 . Games like Dukem Nukem, Grand Prix 2 etc.
Immediately after that i received a Gameboy as a present so my "first" PC wasn't until ~2005, therefore skipping the whole Windows 95/98 era.
Lately i have the growing itch of buying/building a retro PC.
Objective: Playing 90's DOS Games, with a bit of late 90's Windows Games (AOE1, Roller Coaster Tycoon, K&M, Populous: The beginning) and if possible some early 90 DOS games (Another World, Stunts, Dune II).
So , after eating LGR and other useful YT videos, articles for the last weeks, i started looking for stuff on my local Ebay ( in the future i would love to try a Flea Market as well) and i Found this :
- I think it's a Compaq DeskPro 4000 : https://www.cnet.com/products/compaq-deskpro- … or-none-series/
- Pentium MMX - 233 mHz;
- Genius Sound Card ISA ;
- 2 mb GPU.
- Price :~ 20$.
What do you guys think? I've read that this build/setup is backwards compatible with most '90s DOS Games, i think i will need to upgrade the GPU in the future if i want to run Duke Nukem or other video demanding games.
And another question for you, was the MOBO format the same for both Mid Tower and the small compact cases (with the monitor on top of them)? I want to know what drawbacks those small cases have,beside lack of space, i think you cannot fit a big GPU in there...
Apparently i cannot add pics, it says unable to determine the size of the photo.