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Deacon
25-06-2004, 09:49:41
I recently assembled a machine to store files on, act as a guinea pig, and play old DOS games.

Asus P2L-M motherboard.
Intel Pentium II 300MHz CPU.
Lite-On LTN-301 CD-ROM.
Maxtor 2B020H1 hard drive.
Antec Smartpower 300W PSU.
Realtek 8029 ethernet card.
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 PCI video.
Creative DI-5601 modem.
128MB 66MHz SDRAM

Other goodies are a generic 3.5" floppy drive, a generic 5.25" floppy drive, onboard ISA sound (C-Media 8330?), and a Startech.com FANP233 CPU cooler. The case is a ATX mid-tower that's at least 6 years old. I don't know the manufacturer. It functions. :)

The hardest things to set up were the floppy drives. I had two 5.25 units to try, and the first one sent off a spark and died when I hit the switch. It also took out the 3.5 unit, so I pulled one from another PC sitting on the shelf. Everything else seems to be working normally. I haven't really burned it in yet, but it got through a Linux kernel compile.

MDA
25-06-2004, 11:34:42
I liked writing those batch files to get my old DOS games working. It made me feel smart when it worked.