First post, by d3vilsadvocate
I need some help finishing my upcoming build, which currently consists of the following parts:
-Asus P3B 440BX motherboard with Intel Pentium I 1Ghz CPU
-Geforce 4 Ti 4200 GPU
-Creative 5.1 Live Sound card
-NEC PCI USB Card
I plan to get:
- Voodoo 2 cards in SLI is something I might get as well later down the line
-Grotek Floppy emulator
I need help with the following:
1: Can you recommend a DVD Rom drive? Should I get a modern SATA drive and connect it with an IDE adapter? Or are there others seem the standard for a DOS/Win98 build?
2: Right now I’m considering a 1000W Seasonic PSU with 25A/125W on the 3V and 5V rails. Is that a recipe for disaster somehow or should it work? I’d prefer a new PSU since they would be running passively, i.e. no fan noise.
3: I intent to replace the CPU and GPU fans with noctua fans and somehow tinker them onto the heatsinks. I suppose connecting a 3 pin fan to a 2 pin fan is no problem at all, right?
4: Storage: I’m thinking about getting a standard 128GB SSD for Win98 and maybe a CF to IDE adapter to quickly add ISOs and other stuff to the system. Maybe I’ll install DOS 6.22 on a CF card as well.
Any specific devices that are considered must-haves? (I do not worry about disk wear at all btw)
5: I think I’d like to add a Yamaha sound card for DOS. Any specific models I should get?
6: Is there a recommended wavetable card that I should get for the Yamaha sound card?
7. Can I use my current USB mouse and keyboard with PS/2 adapters? Would that cause any issues? Maybe a Startech one?
8. Any recommendations for a good DVI to HDMI adapter?
9. What should I use to convert VGA to HDMI? I’ll continue to use my 1440p display which might be an issue. Will an adapter suffice at first? Should I get an upscaler or something more expensive?
Any help would be much appreciated. Can’t wait to post images of my build here 😀