Posted 1999-01-01 ‐ 2 min read
|Motherboard||Aopen AX3S Pro|
|Processor||Intel Pentium 3 Coppermine|
|Speed||600 MHz / 1000 MHz1|
|RAM||384 MB SDRAM|
|Storage||80 GB IDE Western Digial Caviar WD800BB||18GB 10k RPM SCSI-U160|
|GPU||MSI GeForce 2 TI AGP|
|Expansion Slot||Adaptec SCSI Controller ASC-19160|
- I also have a 1 GHz (Coppermine Celeron) for this machine but that is not faithful to the era.
Pictures to follow shortly
The year is 1999, Unreal Tournament has just hit the shelves, the GPU market just exploded and CPU clocks were ramping up fast.
This build is a top-spec machine that would've been very expensive in the late '90s
Just one year after BetterVoodoo the CPU clocks are more than double what we previously had available, that is, if you had the cash.
I appreciate that the current hard drive is nearly four times the capacity of what would've been around at that time, but unfortunately, many drives from that era have already succumbed to their demise, it seems drive quality was pretty poor around the millennium for some reason. I'm on the lookup for a more appropriate drive.
I have a new case coming for this machine, it should be here in a few days, then I can get it fully built out.
Not only that, I have sourced an Ultra3 (U160) 18GB hard drive, controller card and appropriate cabling. At present, I'm currently negotiating with the owner for a fair price.