First post, by dada
Hi all. I've got a small case with a 80286 (with 80287 coprocessor). 640kb conventional RAM, 1024kb extended. Very nice machine. But I'm thinking of taking out the motherboard and replacing it with a 486 of some kind because I don't have one of those machines yet. And I'd be interested in owning a slightly faster machine for the pre-Windows 95 era of games.
The motherboard seems to be around 33x21cm. I'm thinking I'll need to replace every card inside too since I think these are ISA slots and good 486 boards probably only take PCI, right?
Curious to hear if people think this is feasible, because I'm not sure how easy/cheap it is to obtain the necessary components. I remember back when I set up a simple 166mhz Pentium 1 system, finding components was quite easy and didn't cost me more than around $30 in total. But these days I'm seeing old hardware on eBay for absolutely crazy prices, so maybe it's not that simple.
Any thoughts appreciated 😀