I want to put the CT1320 in the 5150 because I want to put a sound card in it, and the original Sound Blaster is the lowest spec card I can reasonably find to put in there.
I could buy a Radlib from TexElec, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. My 5150 is going to be XT-like once I finish putting it together (640K RAM, hard drive, ethernet card) so I think it'll be like putting the SB1 in an XT clone in 1989.
The Snark Barker is cool, but I felt like I should have the real deal, before they get prohibitively expensive for me.
Unknown_K wrote on 2023-06-07, 05:45:
For a full blow late 286/12 or faster you might as well get a SB Pro 2.0 CT1600, but for an early 5170 a CT1350 makes sense.
You think so? I have a 286/12 and a CT1600 plus the CR-523 CD drive I just got, but I was going to put that in my 386. Maybe it makes more sense to put the SBPro in the 286... but how useful would the CD drive be on that machine?
Honestly, this is the hardest part about this hobby to me: mixing and matching hardware until you feel like you've got a well balanced fleet of systems that make sense.
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