First post, by NSX
I'm planning to start up the old PC again (hasn't been turned on for 15 years), any general advice? Recapping the motherboard and/or graphics card, getting new PSU?
My goal is to make the ultimate AMD Socket 7 3dfx + SCSI machine that will run (on two partitions or maybe HDDs) both DOS/Win98SE and XP Home (although I don't expect stellar performance with XP).
The specs are as listed
AMD K6-2/400, acquired K6-III+ from ebay for almost 3 digit price, the only that was on sale, seller says it works at 2.1V, the motherboard works at 2.0V(undocumented tho)
3x64MB RAM, acquired3x128MB SDRAM which is maximum for the board (all 3 are different unfortunately but I hope they will work at PC100 speed)
Voodoo 3 2000 AGP 16 MB (looking for a 5 5500 at a normal price), last time it ran clocked at 166 MHz without problems
Creative sound blaster (I dont know the model but it's not one with OPL3 chip), I have on offer CT1600 and CT1790, which one would you choose?
160GB Hitachi IDE HDD, acquired PCI Adaptec SCSI Card 19160/29160N and Seagate ST318406LW (10.000RPM) for 20 euro, got Seagate Cheetah 10K.7 ST373207LW/LC as a gift, they won't fit in an AT case so maybe an external rack(s) would be a good idea?
Mini AT case 200W PSU
CD 32X Teac + Creative 52x writer, acquired Plextor Ultraplex 40x SCSI reader for 20 euro + shipping
any things you'd add or sources to read about setting up SCSI on old Windows ?