First post, by T.J
Was massively into PC's during the early 90's > early 2000s and have many a memory as a teen earning some extra cash after school doing repairs / upgrades for neighbours, friends etc.
Recently found a few systems lurking about and picked up some stuff cheap, none of it is really vintage as such and given the mad prices for some of the period correct bits I cant really afford to go down that path but to be honest I enjoy messing with the hardware / getting things working probably more than actually using the systems so its not the end of the world.
Some advice on what OS to run and suitable but very budget parts to complete / upgrade this rather random assortment of systems would be great 😀
Biostar N68S3+ v6.1 Micro-ATX (PCI-E / IDE / SATA)
Athlon II X2 250
250GB SATA HDD
Onboard video (GeForce 7025 GPU)
ASROCK 939A8X-M (AGP / IDE)
Athlon 64 3000+
IDE CD ROM
On board sound not working - was ok at some point so maybe drivers but running out of ones to try...
ASROCK K7VT4A+ (AGP / IDE / SATA)
AMD Sempron 2400+
80GB IDE (Seagate 7200rpm)
IDE DVD ROM
MSI 7061 (AGP / IDE / SATA)
Athlon XP 2400+
Gigabyte GA7IX (AGP / IDE)
Slot A Athlon 700mhz
Also have the following video, sound and misc cards
ATI X1650 Pro AGP (256mb GDDR3)
ATI 9600se AGP (128gm)
ATI 9200se AGP (64mb?)
S3 Trio64v2/DX PCI (2mb)
Sound Blaster 16 (CT1740)
Sound Blaster Audigy (SB0090)
PCI Wi-FI card (RT2500)
2x PCI USB card, one with front 3.5" bay ports.
2x USB Wi-Fi
Spare 3.5" FDD
320GB SATA HDD
Mix of IDE HDD from 800mb up to 200GB, most are around 8 > 40gb
Was hoping to run a mix of XP, Windows 2k, 98SE and maybe Windows 3.11 but open to any and all ideas!