need help in assembling old hardware and make a desktop PC

December 30, 2015 at 16:31:55
Specs: Peppermint 5, 1.5ghz cpu, 3.5gb ram, 1366x768 display
I have not started doing it yet.
I wanna build a PC that supports a windows OS from the 9x family (except 95).
People here suggests win98se, so be it, a fully functional hardware where 98se can be installed and ran smoothly, with games intended for playing in those times, both windows and DOS based (JCorps, Duke3d, Claw, Doom, VCop 2, Jardinains, Icytower, every little one i missed).

Not just games, thinking of including -
Office (older version if required)
PageMaker utility (does adobe works? idk)
Codecs to support ALL video and audio formats (something like VLC?)
C and C developing environment (wont be of much trouble i guess)
and
support for CD rom writing, USB and its devices support, USB booting (even if through any third party floppy bootloader utility)

Now all said, I need a old PC for this
Again there are two options -
1. Buying an already working full PC
2. Assemble hardware parts and make a PC.
I tried option 1 but nobody sells older PCs in Dibrugarh, India. so heres the main queations now -

1. Where can I get an old PC?
2. If I assemble old parts, what should I collect to be able to run 98SE smoothly?
3. Where am I possibly getting this old hardware too?
4. Anything else you experts feel like I missed, do say it.

P.S. Say anything about software, anything, I'll get you. But hardware, sorry. I am not into hardware, so be gentle. LOL. Gentle in the sense I can understand it. (I tried most of the external links but they are too difficult for me to understand)


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#1
December 30, 2015 at 17:12:01
"1. Buying an already working full PC"
Best way, old computers are FREE.

"1. Where can I get an old PC?"
Go door knocking, houses, schools, libraries, Govt Departments.

"(I tried most of the external links but they are too difficult for me to understand)"
I found people who could help me.


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#2
December 30, 2015 at 20:13:46
1. Where can I get an old PC?

How about visiting a local Recycling E-Waste computer graveyard in India near you?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#3
December 30, 2015 at 20:24:11
http://olx.in/computers-accessories/

http://www.quikr.com/Used/Desktop/L...

Pick up your butt and venture out of your little world.


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#4
December 30, 2015 at 21:32:39
98/98se supports USB but there's sketchy support for the things you plug into USB. Early USB printers usually came with 98 drivers as did some early flash drives but anything you find now won't have 98 USB drivers.

Better support for USB devices was the only advantage that ME had over 98.


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#5
December 31, 2015 at 06:27:01
I'm sure there are people in your area that have old, unused computers or computer hardware just wasting away in a closet, basement, attic, etc. How about placing a Wanted ad? Wanted: old computers, will pickup for free. Do you have a bicycle? Put a carrier rack on the back or a basket on the front (or both) & get some bungee cords. You should be able to cover a 5-10 mile (8-16 km) radius.

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#6
December 31, 2015 at 10:10:04
i tried asking most of my mates and well known beings, i cant find any.
hoping to get one soon.
and yeah my dad has an autorickshaw, no problem in carrying hardware piece.

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