First post, by Gazirra
I have a ga-n650sli-ds4l MB, and I was thinking of making it into an overpowered Windows 98 build. I've done some research into how others have built such machines, and it doesn't seem all that complicated. Mind you, my experience is somewhat limited. I've only built a single Windows 98/DOS system recently and a Windows 7 system some years ago.
I'd like to have a 2.5+GHz CPU, 1+Gigs of RAM, a fairly powerful GPU, and 128 GB of solid state drive. A built log I found said that the builder's specs were about these numbers. I do know that Windows 98 doesn't support multiple CPU cores, so I'm looking at single-core CPUs. The MB has both PCI and PCIe slots.
What I really need to know is that since this MB has both SATA and IDE, could Windows 98 use SATA components, or would I need to deal with IDE? What would be a good GPU to use? Do I need a separate sound card? Could there be complications that a novice wouldn't see normally?