Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

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Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby Keith1212 » 2018-2-03 @ 22:28

Thought I would show off my Windows 98 gaming build.

Specs:
Asus P2b Motherboard
Pentium 450 w/ MMX
400mb Ram
Voodoo3 3000 AGP Graphics Card
Soundblaster Live! Plantinum 5.1 SB0060 w/ Front Panel Live Drive
5.25Chinon Floppy
3.5 floppy
GoTek Floppy Emulator
Creative 52x Cd Rom

I got the case brand new and still in the original box. I do love desktops! I have both floppys as well as the GoTek because I still love using real floppy disks. Only the 3.5 stays hooked up. I swap to the 5.25 floppy when I need to.

This build will go great with my IBM Aptiva desktop with a Pentium 166mhz w/ MMX, 128mb ram and a voodoo2.
Here's a link to my Youtube where I put it together. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrPAJ8sk4ee16C35PTG1Lv_f_Muy7FhXl

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NEC 8088 Processor - 8087 Math CoPro - 640k Ram - DOS 3.3
IBM Aptiva 2144-M51
Socket 7 Pentium 166MHz MMX - 128MB Ram - Voodoo 1 - Windows 95
Win 98 Desktop
Asus P2b Mobo - Slot 1 Pentium 2 450 MMX - 400mb Ram - Voodoo 3 3000
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby oeuvre » 2018-2-04 @ 00:15

Sweet build! Where'd you get the case from?
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby MMaximus » 2018-2-04 @ 00:21

Very nice looking build! What is the "interex" box under the monitor?

You need to get those Roland speakers in beige version :cool:
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-2-04 @ 00:33

I agree with everyone else who replied, that's a really nice build. I like how you have a Gotek in tandem with two other floppy drives (3.5" and 5.25"), I also like the use of case badges/stickers on the front panel which is something I do with every build when applicable (I'd like to get a 3dfx sticker someday, my V2 rig could use one of those).
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1995-98:P2B-VE|C433|192MB|Rage Pro|Voodoo2|CT4500/32M
1998-01:GX150MT|PIII-S 1400|384MB|GF4Ti4200|CT4670
2000-05:A8V|A64 3700+|2GB|RadeonX800
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby chinny22 » 2018-2-04 @ 21:06

That must be the first time I've seen a LiveDrive in a desktop case, makes it look "professional"
Although I would have put the 2 creative devices together ;)
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby Keith1212 » 2018-2-05 @ 03:11

oeuvre wrote:Sweet build! Where'd you get the case from?

^Thank you! I got the case brand new in box off ebay. There's a seller that had a bunch of new old stock cases. Only one of this model though. I picked it because it has as much room as most tower and more than some others.

MMaximus wrote:Very nice looking build! What is the "interex" box under the monitor?

You need to get those Roland speakers in beige version :cool:

^Thanks! The interex box is a surge protector with switches for each device plugged in. I have one for each of my vintage pcs. It has a switch to power, monitor, pc, and two other devices and a main switch for them all. I feel safer with vintage stuff when all power is cut from them when I'm not home. On the rear is 4 plugs for the devices that are switched on the front and one always on plug. So I can plug 5 total things into it.

I picked the black roland speakers since the roland sc-50 is black. Plus the beige ones are a lot more expensive it seems.

KCompRoom2000 wrote:I agree with everyone else who replied, that's a really nice build. I like how you have a Gotek in tandem with two other floppy drives (3.5" and 5.25"), I also like the use of case badges/stickers on the front panel which is something I do with every build when applicable (I'd like to get a 3dfx sticker someday, my V2 rig could use one of those).

^Thanks man! I got the case badges off ebay from a seller in Austrailia since he had white and also black ones. There's a seller in US who has black ones though.

chinny22 wrote:That must be the first time I've seen a LiveDrive in a desktop case, makes it look "professional"
Although I would have put the 2 creative devices together ;)

^Yea I may end up putting the cd rom one down for aesthetics. I do like the live drives alot. Really makes the front of the pc pop!
Commodore PC-10
NEC 8088 Processor - 8087 Math CoPro - 640k Ram - DOS 3.3
IBM Aptiva 2144-M51
Socket 7 Pentium 166MHz MMX - 128MB Ram - Voodoo 1 - Windows 95
Win 98 Desktop
Asus P2b Mobo - Slot 1 Pentium 2 450 MMX - 400mb Ram - Voodoo 3 3000
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby Keith1212 » 2018-7-13 @ 04:53

Found a better fitting monitor for this pc. It looks a lot better aesthetically and in games.
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NEC 8088 Processor - 8087 Math CoPro - 640k Ram - DOS 3.3
IBM Aptiva 2144-M51
Socket 7 Pentium 166MHz MMX - 128MB Ram - Voodoo 1 - Windows 95
Win 98 Desktop
Asus P2b Mobo - Slot 1 Pentium 2 450 MMX - 400mb Ram - Voodoo 3 3000
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby appiah4 » 2018-7-13 @ 05:31

What sorcery allows you to use 3 floppy drives in this PC?
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
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1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby Keith1212 » 2018-7-13 @ 06:15

The 5 1/4 isn't hooked up unless I need it to be :)
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NEC 8088 Processor - 8087 Math CoPro - 640k Ram - DOS 3.3
IBM Aptiva 2144-M51
Socket 7 Pentium 166MHz MMX - 128MB Ram - Voodoo 1 - Windows 95
Win 98 Desktop
Asus P2b Mobo - Slot 1 Pentium 2 450 MMX - 400mb Ram - Voodoo 3 3000
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Re: Windows 98 Gaming Pc Build

Postby Weebob » 2018-7-13 @ 10:28

Spotted the copy of Requiem Avenging Angel, new finished that, now on the list.
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