First post, by torindkflt
I'm still in the process of gathering components to recreate a 486 computer system from my childhood. I'm trying to get it as close as possible to the original, which includes using the exact same brands and models of components, or if not possible, components that at least have the same features and functionality. I realize it is borderline impossible to get this build 100% identical to the original (I've already given up on finding a set of four matched 2MB 30pin SIMMs), but whatever can be matched will be matched.
That said, the one component I am having the most difficulty finding a match for is the sound card. The original system had a Reveal SC500 16-bit sound card. I remember from the drivers that it was "Sound Blaster Pro" compatible. The FCC ID is LCE-SC500R3, and it supposedly uses the CS9233-CQ, CS4112-CS, and CS4232-KQ chipsets (I say "supposedly" because the only website I can find with this info claims to have one for sale but appears quite shady).
Some other posts on the forums here suggest that Reveal cards in general are simply relabels, so it's possible I could find a feature-identical card under a different brand. So, I thought I'd ask the more knowledgeable folks here if you know of a suitable alternative. As I said, I'm wanting to get as close as possible to the original build, so I'm not looking for recommendations as to cards that are "better" or "have more features". I want a Reveal SC500 or feature-identical alternative with the exact same capabilities. Basically, if it'll work with the drivers for the SC500, that's the card I want.
I would appreciate any assistance with this, and also ask that you please bear with my lack of knowledge during this build.