First post, by DataQueue
First post, been viewing the site for ages. Intending on making this a 3 for one build log.
I have been using computers since my c64. Broke and fixed my mother's 8088 XT PC many times as a kid. Never looked back.
I have dug up the following with some friends helping:
Athlon x2-5200+ and Asus m2n board.
An Athlon 3500+ Compaq PC.
I also dug up a core2quad Xeon and an Inte extreme board
A voodoo banshee
FX 5200 (from a mate)
GeForce 9600gt (4gb)
Ct4830 sound blaster live
On the way:
Sb xfi extreme music
Celeron 300a with a slot 1 440bx board
P3 866 on an 815 chipset board
A p4 2.4 cheapie with motherboard as it was cheap.
Diamond voodoo 2 8mb because I had to have at least one.
Looking to put together:
- late dos/early win98 gaming. Want a 3dfx card in it.
- late win98 gaming.
- winxp gaming
Need advice on the following, any opinion welcome.
System a: Was thinking on using the core 2 or athlon X2 for win xp with the gt 960.
System B: The P3 with the fx 5200 for the late win98.
System C: EDIT: I'll probably look for a Pentium MMX or a AMD equivalent for the 98/dos machine. Still with the voodoo2 (maybe a second later) and the matrox for the early 98 and late dos setup. Either that or just the banshee. Or even the gf2mx with the voodoo 2. The 300A is just because I wanted one back in the day, I was originally going to use it for this, but it's probably too troublesome for some of the DOS games.
Everything I have (almost) except for the FX 5200 and vx1 was something I had or desired back in the day. Looking to collect a bit more stuff too. Audigy 2 zs, etc etc.
Thanks all. Been watching heaps of YouTube vids for the nostalgia value, and attached pics of some of my AGP cards. I expect I'll need something different for sound in the w98/dos PC.