First post, by jforrest1980
I already have a Win 98 machine with an Intel SE440BX-2, Voodoo3 3000, and a SoundBlaster Pro 2.0. I recently came into a lot of old hardware, and I really want to start another 98 build, so I can set up a LAN in my basement and have friends over. One thing about my old machine, is that the soundcard isn't great for Windows 98 games. In Win 98 games I get a lot of lisp type sounds in speech, especially when a word has the letter "S" in it. For this reason, I have been thinking of dedicating my current build as my DOS and GLIDE machine, and making a new 98SE build that can play more demanding games that I normally have to play on my XP machine, and that has killer audio.
Some of the hardware I recently came into is two Intel D875PBZ motherboards, an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro w/ the audio interface, and a 256mb ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 TV AGP video card. All components I am considering for this new build.
I am very tempted to sell off some extra hardware and throw another Voodoo3 3000 in there. I do wonder though, am I really missing out on anything currently that the Voodoo3 can't provide?
What would you all consider if you were in my situation?
I am really up for anything. Even changing components on my GLIDE box. I have always dreamed of owning a killer 486 machine. So, that is always an option as well, but definitely out of my comfort level, as I have never built a PC that old before.