First post, by okenido
Just wanted to share with you my new retro build. I've already got a PIII rig, I didnt plan to build another old computer but I found someone selling a nice case with a slot1 mobo in it, I couldn't resist getting it and see what I can do.
It's a white/beige case with a sliding front panel. I've added the CD-Rom drive and the floppy drive. The plastic 5.25 covers are missing, I have many of them but none will fit perfectly... seems there is no standard clips !
I didnt see on the seller's pictures how rusty the case was on the inside. I had to clean up everything with white vinegar then take the whole case to the shower 🤣
Fortunately, the mobo which was inside didnt have any traces of rust 😀
I like the power/hdd leds
The case came only with the motherboard, which is an Abit BX6 (rev1)
It put the following parts into :
- A Pentium II 450mhz
- A single 128MB ram stick... I feel Windows98 is faster with 128 than 256.. is it really possible ?
- A Geforce4 mx440 (64MB / 128bit)
- A sound blaster AWE64
- A Pioneed CD-Rom drive, chosen between a dozen because it's very quiet and fast
- A 300W 'FGI' power supply
- A Seagate 80GB hard drive, very quiet
- A Sony floppy drive
- A plastic thing that goes near the PC speaker, allowing to put a 80mm fan in it and providing holders for very long ISA cards (okay I probably never use one.. 😁 )
I upgraded the bios to the last version and on the next boot I nearly had an heart attack, the BIOS re-detected the CPU voltage and it was set to 3.5V ! 😵 I put it back to 2.0V. Wondering if it was really putting 3.5v or if it was just a glitch.