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Building a desktop gaming computer

by netcompoop / February 6, 2015 12:44 AM PST

I am interested in building a computer to run my old games. I need to be able to run Windows 95, 98 and XP. Ideas?

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Why build those?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 12:50 AM PST

You can find many of the older machines on ebay, craigslist and some shops in some cities for 99 or so bucks.

I take it you're an old 95/98 user so you would have that ready to lock and load.

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New or Used ?
by netcompoop / February 6, 2015 3:50 AM PST
In reply to: Why build those?

Thanks Bob. Would these machines you mention be new or used ?

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Most likely used or refurbs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 3:58 AM PST
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I have this really old CD Win95 game that is silent unless it's played on an ancient ISA motherboard Windows 95 machine with an exact model of SoundBlaster 16 ISA card. Since those are over a decade old, it will have to be some used PC.

At least those are cheap here. figure 99 bucks to free.

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