Get out your time machines!
I suppose the idea here is to pretend that we are back in 1998… or more likely, on a budget in 1999.
A little fictional back story perhaps?
So this awesome computerdude(me) is feeling the pain with a 200MHz P1 or whatever it is and such. Time for an upgrade!
But on a mild budget.
The good news is that awesome-computer-dude was able to nab some parts real cheap off a few nutbars freaking out about the y2k bug, as they offloaded computers in favour of survival gear! a couple parts may be a little mis-matched but it is all good.
The general idea is to reuse the old case and another part here or there if possible.
Lets get started!
So first off… Out with the old and in with the ne.. err. old.
Pretty sure I last used this to flash some PCI cards.
This is what I was thinking for the build.
Should probably find a fan for that heatsink because another one will not fit without a bunch of cutting to clear AGP, caps, and case: http://i.imgur.com/XTWA3ZJ.jpg
Random 3x 128MB 133MHz SDRAM
STB Voodoo2 8MB
Diamond Voodoo2 12MB
Random RTL8139D NIC
Random ISA sound card
HDD and ODD are undecided atm
Case has a Sidus Formula badge on the front, will picture the front panel in a later post.
Yes mismatched SLI setup there. Not a big deal with modded drivers or some soldering and donor card if I can find one.
Parts are subject to change of course, and tbh I do not remember if this P5A-B works. We will find out later!
Not sure about any extreme case modifications yet, might not jive with the rest of the build.
Also need to dig up a fan for the case and find or make an SLI cable.
I probably could have drawn this out a bit longer, but it is not finalized or built yet so there is still time.