First post, by 2Mourty
I am building a vintage pc for all my old games (my wife thinks I'm nuts) Anyways here are the parts I am in the process of buying:
Asus p5a motherboard
AMD K6 3+ 450ACZ (mobile version) processor
Geforce 256 AGP 32 MB ram
2 Voodoo 2's in SLI configuration
Roland MPU-401 AT w/ Sound Canvas SCB-55 daughterboard
Soundblaster Live 5.1
Those are the main specs. I want a Geforoce 256 because it is the last nvidia card with great 2d support. The Voodoo 2's in sli are for my old glide games that the Voodoo 3-5 do not support, ie Mechwarrior 2 3dfx and Need for speed 2 SE, the Geforce can handle any other old windows games I will use on it. The Soundblaster Live shows the dual purpose of this system. I want eax sound in the few windows games I will play on the system. I have heard that this AMD processor is a great one for old games because I can underclock it when I need to play ancient dos games. I would like a 486 rig and this rig, but I'm a choir teacher and short on money. Also can anybody reccomend a good case for this system. I have the impression that this board is quite helpful, and I eager to here what advice you guys have to help me on this project. thankyou!
PS-One more thing. I was going to install Windows 95 OSR2 on this system, with Dos 7 for dos games, is this optimal or would windows 98 be a better choice, I'm leaning towards the win95 OS for nostalgia's sake.