First post, by Zork
I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I hope it is.
I've gotten back into ye olde video games. By ye olde video games, I mean the games from the 1980s and early 1990s. I know of DOSBox (obviously), but recently, I've started to look into a more authentic feel. I'm thinking of getting a 486 or something along those lines. I'm thinking that for 1980s and early 1990s titles, this would probably be the best choice? But how much MHz? I'm thinking maybe 25 MHz to 50 MHz, or so? (That figure might be way off. If it is, any suggestions?) Where would I be able to obtain such an old PC other than the greatness that is eBay?
I'm looking for something with a 3.5", 5.25" and CD-ROM drive so I can play most games. Probably a good sound card as well. (I'm thinking the SoundBlaster AWE32?) Obviously, a laptop won't work out too well with the three drives. I also threw out the majority of my old games about eight years back. Obviously, I can use abandonware websites, but does anybody know where I might be able to find some originals? (other than eBay)
Also, I think I can use some of my more modern equipment (monitor and speakers) because if I remember correctly, the connections are pretty much the same on an old 486?
What about the possibility of building a 486? Or would this be a pain in the neck with finding all the old parts?
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