Today I received my Dell Precision 610. I'm using this for my 1998 dream machine build. It currently has a Pentium III Xeon, which I'm going to pull and replace with 2 PII 450mhz Xeons. It also has a Diamond v770 (Riva TNT2). I need to pull it and replace it with a v550, but I really don't want to. Gigabyte of ram, 9 gig or so scsi disk. Interesting case feature - there's a screw-down mechanism that secures the AGP card using a lever with a spring on it. Given the bad seating problems AGP has had on various systems, I thought this was pretty neat.
I also went to my shop to look at old computer stuff (I'm new-ish to the hobby) and found this little guy:
I'm wondering how good he is at MS-DOS. It's running XP (slowly). I've been thinking about putting 98 SE in it. It has a Rage Mobility M1 and a Yamaha DS-XG PCI sound card on the PCI bus. So basically, Mach64 and soundblaster-compatible? sound with good wavetable? Seems like it could be fun.
My dream machine build:
Senior Year: My 1997/1998 dream system (build log)