Win98.SE "The Beast"

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Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby bandicoot67 » 2019-9-11 @ 10:59

Ok guys, I've saved the best for last. I was going through my PCI graphics card box when i realized i had an AGP Radeon 9600 in the mix. So you see i had no choice really. I just had to do this build. This of course meant i also had to paint the case too..
Got a few small touch ups left to do, a fan and extra storage drive to add but i took these pics this arvo in fading light.
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby bandicoot67 » 2019-9-11 @ 11:03

...under the hood and the all important specs!
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby bandicoot67 » 2019-9-11 @ 11:07

...and finally..some prep work pics for inspiration. :happy:
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby Srandista » 2019-9-13 @ 16:33

You could install latest BIOS, for better support of newer GPUs, CPUs, and support fot 4GB RAM.

http://web.archive.org/web/20171204024441/http://pctreiber.net/asrock-bios-downloads?did=148

Also, what's that sound card?
My overkill "retro" PC - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 512MB/4GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700 (Softmod), ESS Solo-1 + Dreamblaster X2, 80GB IDE HDD, Win 98/XP
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby mrgreen » 2019-9-13 @ 16:37

Why did not you painted the 5.25" bezels?
My first PC had Windows 98 os.
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby khyypio » 2019-9-14 @ 10:34

That sure is a neat case paint! But those DVD/floppy panels and bay panels are crying for some unified coloring. I would paint them in same silver as that panel where the power button and indicator leds are located. It has quite powerful components for win98 rig, what games you had in mind when choosing parts?
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Re: Win98.SE "The Beast"

Postby bandicoot67 » 2019-9-18 @ 04:43

@ Srandista, oh i thought win 98 max ram was 1G? ..and this MB only has slots for 2G ram max? it was the second reason why i ear marked it for this build, the first being it had an AGP slot :D ...the sound card is an ESS SOLO-1.

@ mrgreen, the black bezels are from a cool master case...the ones with lots of breather vent holes and dust filters. I wont be painting them for now.

@ khyypio, thank you sir, apparently Krylon do make a plastic spray paint in metal/aluminium which would look nice and i will investigate hunting down a can, if i can even get it here where i live but for now it's not a major priority.

The whole primary mission for this little fleet of win 98 builds, which has finally come to an end, was to have a regular system to play X-Wing on, that utilized my old CH flight stick pro controller that i was given in about 2002ish and my keyboard overlay i made in 94-95 when i was an engraver/sign maker. I made the surround holder for the slide in overlay which is a piece of 3mm white perspex i've cut holes into with a model K pantograph. The back side pic shows one of the support teeth missing. I have spares somewhere along with a bag of wooden dowel that fit into the other holes. It's probably going to be easier for me just to make a new set rather than trying to find the old ones.
The secondary goal was the sound blaster sound cards (or clones) for an easy stress free "Cool edit 95" install to finish converting my vast record collection.
Between say 1999 - 2007 i converted roughly ten crates of records with a trusty old P3-450 win 98SE.
I only have fifteen more crates of records to go :/
I've spent many years sorting out all these old PC parts after having troubles with my original 486 and a recent 586 i found on the side of the road which i still have to fix at some point.
Used to be a huge Star Wars fan back in the day but lost all faith after 20 years when i got to take my son to see the new Star Wars series with Jar Jar frigging binks!! Now i can't watch any of the first six but oddly, still enjoy playing all Star Wars video games.
These pics are from my first serious 2015 win 98 build for X-Wing on a P2-700 -256 RAM which i last booted up in 2017, and i only know that because i found a sticker on the side of the case that says when i replaced the coin battery! Im about to pop the hood on it to add some more old ram i came accross 6 months ago so i hope that works.
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