First post, by IcarusAvery
I recently picked up a big lot of old retro tech. Among them was a Dell Dimension 4600, with a Pentium 4 @ 2.8GHz, 512MB of DDR400 RAM, and an AGP-equipped GeForce 4 MX 440. I'm thinking of using it - or alternatively, taking its guts and putting them into a new case - and making it into a Windows 98 PC. I've had some folks say it might be better as a Windows XP rig, but I've already got one of those (Intel Core 2 Duo E7600, 4GB of RAM, a GeForce 9800 GT, and a Sound Blaster Audigy SB0570).
I'm very inexperienced in using and installing Win98, so what I'm curious about, mainly, is:
- Is this build usable for Windows 98, both for native 9x games and also for running in DOS mode?
- What will I need to do to get it set up? Is it as simple as installing 98SE and some GPU drivers, or is there more to it?
- What kind of sound card should I look into getting? I'm hoping to get something that won't break the bank, but also will still sound decent in both 9x and DOS games. Unfortunately, this MOBO only has PCI slots, no ISA compatibility.