First post, by Kyle
I bought one of these after seeing the LGR YouTube video. I'm having a good deal of fun with it. It's small enough that I'm able to tuck it on a corner of my desk and I can toggle my monitor to VGA when I want to play with it.
I apologize for the link overload. I'm just hoping this is helpful for the next guy since I had plenty of questions. Here's a shot of the goods.
Mine came with 12 MB ram that I bumped to 32 from this eBay seller for a whopping $8. I probably would have left it alone if it came with 16. The mismatched 8 and 4 of different brands it shipped with annoyed me.
I wanted a Soundblaster but the length on them is problematic. I didn't want a value card so I ended up ordering an Audician 32 that I saw numerous recommendations for. It works great.
I started out with a Startech CF to IDE adapter. For some reason we could not be friends. I had to regularly reseat the card or wiggle the IDE cable to get it to work properly. I may have just gotten a dud. I switched to the SD to IDE that Phil recommended and vastly prefer it.
The drive tray I am using is this one. I intentionally ordered a plastic one so I could hack away at it. I cut it up some with some snips to route the cables. It looks very similar to an original Xbox drive tray once I had it situated.
I am using it with a "SanDisk Ultra 8GB Class 10 SDHC 40MB" card. This was the fastest 8 GB card I could find. The system sees the full size when set to LBA. I am running Win 95 OSR2 for FAT32 support and have it boot to a DOS prompt.
Thanks to the forum for all of the help I received. Any questions just ask.