First post, by calvin
Recently, I visited the local pawn shop, which has a fairly extensive selection of electronics, when a mobo with two Slot 1 CPUs caught my eye - an Asus P2B-D, a solid 440BX board with two Pentium 2s and all 4 slots of RAM populated. I offered them 25$ (hey, fair offer for an SMP Slot 1 board) and got home to assemble it. I found out the CPUs were Pentium 2 450s and the RAM was 768 MB total. Nice! I put in an 80 GB WD HD of mine, Corsair GS500 PSU, GeForce 256 DDR (64 MB AGP card, mine has a very low serial number) and a DEC Tulip based card, which wasn't working, so I replaced it with an EtherLink XL and it's all dandy. Windows 2000 is put on to take advantage of the SMP.
Temporary battlestation. The case is kinda dingy and needs cleaning.
Now... I need a sound card. I have a Forte FM801 and a SoundBlaster 16 all ready - I'd like to save my SB16 for a more retro system, but are there other options on the table here?
2xP2 450, 512 MB SDR, GeForce DDR, Asus P2B-D, Windows 2000
P3 866, 512 MB RDRAM, Radeon X1650, Dell Dimension XPS B866, Windows 7
M2 @ 250 MHz, 64 MB SDE, SiS5598, Compaq Presario 2286, Windows 98