as hardware gets bigger and better the op system seems just to absorb the improvements.
As for building a machine for 3.1 or DOS>>>think drivers.
If you buy a new mobo today I doubt it will have support for what you want.
If you want to buy vintage parts off of E-bay.....good luck.
One member here tried to install w98 on a NEW style mobo...he crashed+burned.
I suppose a guru can install anything on anything....are you such a thing?
Bottom line...new style hardware and old OS may not mix well.
I'm not totally tech or a complete newbie, but I have always been annoyed by the fact that as hardware gets bigger and better the op system seems just to absorb the improvements. I would like to know what the maximum hardware specification is that Windows 3.1 and DOS will run so that I can build a machine that will allow the programmes from that era to run at their best. Many of my old programmes were both useful and adequate for the things I still do.