First post, by Jade Falcon
Ok so I allways had problems finding that one perfect computer for me. It always ends up being too new, too old, no isa and so on.
I never liked the idea of having two computers so I have a very bad habit of building a system then parting it out weeks latter. In my quest to find a perfect pc I, after years of hard work believe I found it. That is unless someone knows of a good full atx dual 462 or 604 board with isa...
Anyway long story shorts it's a dual 1.4ghz Piii-s setup with 2gb of ram and isa.
This kind of setup is new enough that I can do all my daily crap in it and old enough that it can still game and do dos stuff! Now I know what your thinking, a Piii is not a good idea for a daylily use system. Well did I say it would be online? Well ok it will be online, but I'm only on 4 sites. eBay, PayPal, hwbot and vogons. I not all too worried. Not that I'll be use if a old OS or web browser for that. With dual cpus and 2gb of ram I could be running 7 or *nix. If I can run office and get on those 4 sites then I'm set for the new pc end of things.
I'm putting together a dual 1.4ghz sk370 setup and no dollar will be spared! It must be perfect!!!
This is a work in progress. I will update this thread when I get more parts! I have not chosen all the parts I'll be useing so no system specs yet.
Day 1: Test fit motherboard, nic cd drives and vga.
What I learned: I need a longer audio cable for the cd drive.
I will need a single slot cooler or single slot video card if I want to have a voodoo2 sli setup with a nic and scsi card. I'll probably dich the nic or go single slot in the vga.
What I'm waiting on:
Hdds, CPUs, scsi card, ram, heatsinks, caps for mobo and dust filters.
ETA on next parts delivery.
The motherboard will be recapped. The caps on it are mostly ok. Some I don't trust, for about 15-20$ I might as well recap it.
I will use a scis raid setup in the system.
I will need to track down some high end video cards to test in the system.