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Re: Why I do this

My builds ultimately end in feature creep because I always wonder if I could do better. I focus my retro activities on old software, so hardware performance and features can make a difference. Therefore, I try to make the platform for my builds as expandable as possible so that I can switch out …

Re: The quest for an affordable (and possibly cheap) SFF retro PC! (DOS up to Win98)

PCIe to PCI bridges do work with DOS because they use the same protocols (it's completely transparent to the OS). However, these bridges do have significant shortcomings when it comes to latency, port addressing, and noise. The implementation matters a lot. The PCIe to PCI bridge works very well on …

Re: The quest for an affordable (and possibly cheap) SFF retro PC! (DOS up to Win98)

I don't know how easy these are to acquire in your neck of the woods, but I have a ThinkPad T42 paired with an IBM Dock II which can handle the tasks in your post pretty well. I upgraded my T42 to a 2 GHz Pentium M processor and 768MB of RAM (it can go up to 2GB). My model also has a Mobile Radeon …

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