Best retro PC to build?

November 9, 2010 at 11:52:37
Specs: Windows XP, 2.327 GHz / 3045 MB
I'm thinking about building a retro computer fitted with some new hardware. Probably a SATA controller and a DVD-ROM drive in a new PC case. I'm not sure if I should go Super Socket 7 or Pentium II. I'm looking to play Glide MS-DOS and Windows 9x games. It's just not the same with Glide wrappers and DOSBox. Correct me if I'm wrong. Anyone have any good suggestions on motherboards and processors to get?

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November 9, 2010 at 13:23:54
The problem with Standalone MS-DOS is no Driver Support for modern Sound Chips/Card, and in Win 9x is zero driver support !

The person who wrote the following site gave up in 2005 because it was an uphill struggle to do what you want on moderm hardware without comprimises and frustration:

Older working hardware is being thrown away everyday, so you could build several and just bin when they fail.... Zero Cost maximum enjoyment!

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November 9, 2010 at 13:40:30
Whatever motherboard you get that is going to support a Pentium II, the BIOS is not going to support modern hardware, that is unless you want to write you own BIOS code.

Having said that modern computers will still tun MS-DOS and Windows 98, No need to use antiquated hardware so solve a software problem.


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