First post, by omgfoz
A quick introduction:
I've been a PC enthusiast for around 30 years now (well as much an enthusiast as possible back when I was 5) and my first build was an AMD K6-2 450 with a Voodoo 3 3000 PCI on Windows 98. I was about 13 at the time of that build. I had that computer for a while and did some small upgrades over the following several years before switching to a modern laptop around the Windows Vista timeframe.
In 2010 I purchased a pre-built HP Slimline and upgraded that as far as it would go over the next several years resulting in an I5-760 and a 750ti. I then put together a Ryzen 7 1700x system, then last year upgraded my my current Ryzen 7 3700X/5700XT rig. I have some PC experience, but not a ton. I'm certainly no IT specialist.
Anyway, I got an itch recently to visit my Windows 98 gaming days and finally made a purchase. Here are the specs I know:
Asus A7V rev 1.02
Athlon Thunderbird 1000mhz
512MB RAM (2x 256MB Kingman PC133)
Radeon AIW 32MB AGP
Sound Blaster SB0060 W/ Front Panel
76.8GB Deskstar HDD 7200RPM
Sharp SH-300ATX PSU
Windows XP currently installed
Thoughts? Opinions? Advice? I really only have two big questions:
Should I risk keeping the PSU seeing as it's quite old?
XP is locked due to no password, is it worth saving the install? I have a Windows ME install disk but most of my games are from the Win98/98SE era. Should I save the XP install? Should I install ME? Or should I go with my goal of running 98SE?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Attached are pics for interest. I'm currently in the process of disassembling and cleaning it thoroughly. I may transfer it into a new case as this one affords no cable management and is also missing the top cover.
--Rob, Certified AMD Fanboy
Main: Ryzen 7 3700X / Asus Prime X570-p / 32GB DDR4-3600 / Radeon 5700XT / Win 10
Alt 1 (WIP): Athlon Thunderbird 1ghz / Asus A7V / 512MB SDRAM / ATI Radeon 9800 All in Wonder/ Win XP