Okay, so I've read all the other threads on cpus, mobos and soundcards, and have decided to go with a 486 DX2/66 or a DX4/100, and a mobo that has ISA and PCI. AGP is not needed. I won an AWE 64 ISA off ebay for $3, and I have some older IDE hard drives, including a 15GB Maxtor, which I think should do the trick. I also have an old 5.25 and a 3.5 floppy drive lying around, as well as a 52x CD-Rom drive.
I am going to pick up an AT case w/ power supply from a local shop. Memory is abundant on ebay. My question on memory is whether there were compatibility issues with certain brands of memory and certain mobos that I should be aware of? Finding a memory compatibility list for a 15-20 year old mobo may be difficult.
After memory, I have to find a video card, and decide whether to dual boot with Win 3.1, Win 95 or Win 98. I have Win 95, 95B, 98 and 98SE.
So my questions to those of you experienced in building these things are:
1. Do I go ISA or PCI with the video card?
2. What cards do you recommend?
3. Should I add a Voodoo card for Win 95/98 games? Will that cause problems in DOS
4. Which version of Windows should I use - I see some choose 95 and other choose 98. Is it simply an availability issue? Is there any benefit to going with Win 3.1?
Thanks for any help.