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Project Old School

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ThE_MaD_ShOt, Jan 18, 2012.

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Which Os and Mobo

Poll closed Feb 22, 2012.
  1. Socket A

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    57.1%
  2. Slot A

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Win 98 Se

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    100.0%
  4. Win Me

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  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

    ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    I have been pondering this build for over a year now. What spurred the interest was much like another members on here's thread. I was digging through some of my stuff I have in the closet and came across this. A Ati Rage Fury Pro.
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    I said hmm maybe I'll do a win 98se build to play old games and such.

    I already had a Abit Kt7a non raid board but the only proc I had close to what I wanted was a xp2100+ which is to fast for what I want. So I put the build on the back burner. Then I remembered I had this. A Aureal Vortex 2 SQ2500 sound card.
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    So I figured I would slowly gather parts for the build while looking for the right processor. I my gathering of parts I came up with 2 other old school sound cards. A Sb Live! and a Sb Audigy with the breakout box.
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    Now I already have several great socket A coolers.
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    And plenty of pc133 memory. 3 x 256 mb and 1 x 128mb
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    The processor still eluded me until now.

    I want to give a special thanks to Norton, a member here that hooked me up with a proc and he also threw in a board and 2 extra 256 mb pc133 mem chips. thats a generation older then my KT7A board. Which is even better. :toast:

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    Now I have the back up plan in place also. And may do some testing with some fastert hardware under 98se. The backup plan entails 1 Gainward Geforce Fx5700, The Kt7a board and a Athlon Xp 2400+.

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    Here's a couple more shots of the hardware.

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    Planing on getting started on the actual build in the coming weeks.

    :rockout:


    I also need to give to give some thanks to Bot (member on here). He has sent me the hard drives I will use in this build.



    Thank-you so much Norton and Bot
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Cool Stuff!

    What kind of case are you planning to use?
     
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    I cant believe you still have the box for the Rage Fury Pro. :) Nice
     
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    That I am not sure yet. I do have one of these cases click me for pic that I have my socket 939 system in. But I am thinking of moving that system to a better case as airflow doesn't seem that great In this Raidmax case. Not sure though as this may be a little over the top for a old school build
     
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    I bought that thing new way way back when it first came out. In the box is everything that came with it ( driver disc, games, instruction pamplet)I also had a Original Radeon card. The one that didn't have a number assigned to it like 7500.
     
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    I have a yellow raidmax Samurai in the garage- it's kinda big and may be impractical to ship though.

    The paint is a little faded but most of it is intact

    You can it if you need it :cool:


     
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    Pm sent there buddy.
     
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    Damn! computer parts were ugly back in the day. lol
     
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    They had their own charm....

    What's wrong with plugging in a PC that looks like a bag of Starburst threw up on a box of crayons :laugh:


     
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    I agree :laugh:
     
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    Ah awesome nostalgia. But, yeah, ugly as hell. Especially mobos.

    Just don't get it all put together and then remember you don't actually have a working copy of Win98 SE anymore! :laugh:
     
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    I actually have 4 or 5 copies of win 98se but that would be funny as hell if I didn't.:roll:
     
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    "Delivers more than 3dfx Voodoo3 3000"

    Yeah, it may have 32-bit colour, but the Voodoo still beats it in 16-bit colour games.
     
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    Thats alright. I have this for backup. :toast:

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    Geforce FX5700
     
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    Surely you mean Opal Fruits :laugh:

    I like MRCL's take on old hardware (I think it's MRCL anyway) - he has them as ornaments in his room - pinned to the wall and on shelves etc. For some reason, old hardware always looks better on a wall than in a rig, but that's just me :p

    The face logo on that card just freaks me out.
     
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    I always liked Gainward's designs. My favourite card is still their Blisss 8800GT Golden Sample.
     
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    If you can get that thing to run Janes USAF max details on win98 I will buy it from you as that's the only OS it works on.
    Ive never been able to scrounge up enough working components to do that.
     
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    This is an awesome concept man. I think you just spurred me into considering to make an old school build to play some old games that don't run anymore on windows 7...or XP anymore for that matter :D
    Duke Nukem 1
    Duke Nukem 2
    Duke Nukem 3d
    Rise of the Triad
    Raptor: Call of the Shadows
    Heretic
    Hexen
    Hexen 2
    Wolfenstein 3D

    I just PM'd you :p
     
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    I don't have a lot of practical experience with virtualization so maybe I'm missing something obvious but can't you run these in a Win 98 VM as well? No good enough graphics acceleration perhaps?
     
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    Not sure if you can but I do know that some hardware is to advanced for some win 9x games and such. That and I just want to do the build.
     
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    Challenge accepted. What are the sys. reqs. on that and where can I get a copy? I know for a fact I can run the original Unreal Tournament at max detail under win 98. But this maybe one of those deals where more is not always better. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve hardware wise.





    Edit I have the system reqs.

    Minimum Pentium 200 MHz or higher 64 mb RAM, 3D graphics accelerator with 4mb Video memory, Direct X compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard, CDROM, Windows 95 or 98

    But this maybe one of those deals where more is not always better. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve hardware wise. May have to drop the system down a few notches and see where I am at. I will see if I can find a copy and go from there.
     
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    I might have a Pentium 3 with 1 gig around but I'm far from home for now so I'll take a look at what I have when I'll go back. Might also have one or two spare PC133 non-ecc 512megs.
     
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    Thanks but I think I am covered hardware wise but if something comes up I will let you know.
     
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