First post, by Brawndo
First off, about me. I am not new to retro computing, as I am fortunate enough to be the perfect age to have lived through the best time period in PC history. I was 19 when I bought my very first PC in 1996/1997. It was a CTX with 200 MHz K6, 8 MB RAM and 2 GB HDD, and what I wouldn't give to have it back! Computing has been a huge passion of mine ever since so I'm very familiar with most of the hardware out there, having owned a good chunk of it through the years.
Anyway, I'm building a few vintage systems with close to period correct components to relive those glory days of gaming, and most of the parts I've chosen strike a particular nostalgic cord with me, the rest I just get what I can find. Below are the current builds I'm working on, let me know if I could make better hardware choices to fill any gaps regarding games I might be able to play well. I appreciate any input!
ASUS TX-97 mobo
Intel 233 MMX
Diamond Stealth 2000 (S3 virge)
Diamond Monster 3D (Voodoo 1)
Creative AWE64 gold
Gigabyte 440BX mobo
Intel 400 MHz PII
2D card (?)
Voodoo 2 cards (single or SLI, not sure)
Sound card (? Possibly SBLive! Original)
Mobo(? Possibly Intel i815 or VIA 133A chipset)
Intel 667 MHz PIII
Diamond Viper V770
Voodoo 2 SLI or Voodoo 5500?
I also have one early and one late XP build going on, but need to think about those more. The early one will be built around a P4 800 MHz FSB CPU and the late one a C2D E6600 (still have my original!) I also think I need another DOS build, maybe with a Matrox Mystique or Millennium, or ATI Rage? Open to thoughts.