I last posted in this thread a LONG time ago, reminiscing about my long since sold Matrox M3D...
And, well... Guess what I found at a local PC shop for $20?
A working Matrox M3D! And to go with it I have built a Socket 7 system running Win95 OSR2.5 in a spare tower housing minus faceplate. An old PAR built POS server (a name that will ring a bell for anyone who deals with point-of-sale systems or has ever worked in quick foodservice in their lives) from work was given to me containing a somewhat rare Intel AN430TX motherboard and Pentium 166MHz with 16MB of EDO. After some ebaying, I bumped up the specs a bit to top levels supported by the board. Also a Canopus Pure3D 6MB is on it's way from China so I can actually enjoy the non-PowerVR specific titles and actually have a usable gaming machine circa 1997. It should be here by the end of the month.
Complete specs as follows:
Intel Pentium MMX 233MHz
AN430TX ATX motherboard with 512KB L2 cache
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Turbo 4MB
Matrox M3D 4MB
Sound Blaster AWE32 PnP Model CT3670 (need 2x4MB 30 pin SIMMs for it though, no onboard memory!)
20GB Western Digital HDD
300W AGI ATX PSU
Windows 95 OSR2.5
Let the PCX2 fun BEGIN!
*NOTE: Sorry about the blurry cell phone pics, my hands were kinda shaky while taking them 🙁
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