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Project Old School

Which Os and Mobo

  • Socket A

    Votes: 4 57.1%
  • Slot A

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Win 98 Se

    Votes: 7 100.0%
  • Win Me

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    7
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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.


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.

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.


Now I already have several great socket A coolers.


And plenty of pc133 memory. 3 x 256 mb and 1 x 128mb



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:




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+.



Here's a couple more shots of the hardware.




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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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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Cool Stuff!

What kind of case are you planning to use?
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 cant believe you still have the box for the Rage Fury Pro. :) Nice
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:


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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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:


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:
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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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:
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.
Thats alright. I have this for backup. :toast:



Geforce FX5700
 
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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:
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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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?
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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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.
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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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.
Thanks but I think I am covered hardware wise but if something comes up I will let you know.
 

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