First post, by Blarghinston
Just joined the forums on a recommendation from Reddit. I was wondering what you thought about this. I plan on sticking around as this may become a new hobby of mine.
I decided to get a Dell Dimension 4100 with a 933mhz Pentium 3. I’m upgrading it to 512mb of memory which will be sweet. I got a 128MB ATi 9800 Pro off eBay for way cheaper than the going rate: 45 bucks!
I am a little concerned about power. I believe the AGP slot is 4X as well.
I’m actually torn between Windows ME (my first OS, I’m 24) or 98. Kinda skewing towards ME for the nostalgia factor. I’m a sysadmin so when it craps the bed it shouldn’t be too bad.
Power consumption is my main concern. It’s going to have one HDD, a CD drive, an Ethernet card (for diablo 2 hehe) and the GPU. Think it’ll work?
What are your thoughts on this system and is it a good contender for a first foray into this sort of thing? Thanks a ton.