(Re)Building the LGR Windows 98 Pentium III Project PC

Greetings and welcome to an LGR restoration, repair kind of thing. This is not a very pretty computer. It never has been, that’s never been the point
of it, heh. This is just my go-to Windows 98 capture PC,
as I’ve referred to it over the years, that I’ve had ever since I started LGR. Before that even, in fact I still have my
receipt from when I bought it January 30th, 2009 for $10 at a local Goodwill store. That was back when they still sold cases like
these as just sort of bare-bones units, but they actually had a lot of components in there,
even for ten dollars. The only things I didn’t have were hard drive
and RAM. And I used to, when I didn’t have a job back
then, I just bought up systems like these, repaired them as cheaply as I could and then
resold them for a little bit of profit and that’s what I did to make money in-between
jobs in 2009. And then I started LGR some months after that
and still had this computer lying around and was like, “yeah you know what? This will make a nice little machine.” And the time has come for this to get quite
an overhaul. Not only is it looking kind of ugly–I mean
it always has, it’s yellowed and dusted and I’ve never really cleaned it or done or anything
like this. I know I normally show like pristine-type
machines here on my channel. But you know for the ones that I just use
as like, an everyday workhorse that I’m really never gonna show and don’t care too much about
like, physically and aesthetically, I just throw things in here and swap components all
the time. This is what happens, it just get dusty and
grimy and there’s parts lying around in here that I don’t even know why they’re here anymore. But that is what it is. And speaking of parts, all of these have been
replaced pretty much at some point or another except for I think the motherboard, the CPU…
and I think that’s it. I think everything else has been replaced
several times over. CPU is probably fine but the motherboard is
definitely iffy. The IDE controller stopped working on it years
ago. And I put this other kind of IDE controller
board into a PCI slot and that’s controlling things. But that’s always giving me issues. And then the power supply has gone bad a couple
times now, this is just some random one that I stuck in there because I had an extra. And it was fine for a long time, but now it’s
doing things like it’s just powering on and off every so often. So I’m gonna replace a whole bunch of things
and really just give it a nice cleaning and maybe a new finish. I don’t know, I might paint it or something. When I bought this I thought that I would
paint it green, but I just never did. Maybe I’ll go ahead and make that happen,
green sort of ended up being the LGR color anyway. Ahh, still though as much as this needs an
overhaul so I can get back to capturing things reliably, it’s going to be kind of sad to
see this configuration installation go away. I mean look at this desktop here, look at
all these things that have been played and captured and turned into LGR episodes. Yeah all of these icons have been LGR episodes
and many, many more things on this computer over the years. Some before this current installation of Windows
even. I mean there’s just been a ton of work done
on various versions of this Windows 98 capture PC. And that is why I’m going to dedicate the
time to putting it back together. Yeah, I’m not trying to make my “ultimate
windows 98 machine” here, that is one thing I want to point out. Like, I’m not gonna put the best of the best
or anything. It’s really just using most of the components
that I have in here already, or at least a good chunk of them. But upgrading the ones that need it so that
they’re reliable. That’s the biggest thing, sometimes this doesn’t
turn on like I said earlier. And when it does it’s very slow, I think the
hard drive is going bad. It’s also very noisy. Listen to this noise, you’ve probably heard
it in the background of several of my videos. [loud fans and drive whirring away]
It’s just way too loud. I want to go for quietness. So yeah let’s go ahead and start taking it
apart, picking out the components that I want to keep, and what will be swapped out for
something better. So I don’t know what I’m going to do with
that. I’ll probably just leave it in here. You know, I’ve never been super fond of this
case anyway, I don’t like the design, I don’t like the internal layout. I think it’s kind of ugly. But yeah, I guess I’m gonna keep it. I don’t know I like–I have another case that
I could use. I just don’t want to. Like I’m sort of attached to this nasty thing
now, but this finish has got to go. Anyway yeah, let’s get these internal components
out of here. [clunk, snap, clink] You know, I think this
will actually be the very first time that this thing has been fully disassembled. I just sort of tossed it together as I needed
over the years and didn’t worry about it. Yeah, I didn’t even put screws on the other
side most of the time, just on this left hand side. Yeah, this is a 40 gigabyte drive that I picked up at Goodwill for six bucks or something back then. In fact, that’s probably on the receipt as
well. Yeah this really is sort of an odd Frankenstein
mishmash of parts that, hehe. Yeah I’m normally pretty particular about
what I put in or don’t put in a computer but I don’t even remember when I put this in there. What is this, Mitsumi D359T6? It’s just a three and a half inch floppy drive,
it’s just one that I picked out of a parts bin that worked and that was fine. Long as it worked it’s all good by me. Now I have put a couple of different five
and a quarter inch drives like this in here. This one probably went in five years ago. This is a Toshiba ND-0801GR. I’ll probably replace this at some point because,
I don’t I mean it’s a little beat-up. It still works, it’s just that it doesn’t
handle 360k disks at all. What even kind of screws are in there? Why on earth would I have used Torx head screws
with the CD drive? I don’t even know. Again, I guess it’s just one of those things,
it’s like, “these screws are here it’s gonna be fine.” Yeah, I do remember putting this in there
though. This is another one of those cases where I
just needed something that works. Something had happened and there were three
optical drives that just died in the span of like a year and like, “man I’m tired
of replacing these.” It’s an HP DVD840 DVD burner with LightScribe
[chuckles] I don’t remember what this was from. Heh, ah these clips. These held on a fan of some kind like a CPU
fan on here and then the fan died. And then I just slapped this one on here that’s–it’s
really not even on there, it’s just [laughs] It’s just a couple of screws that–I think
this is a drywall screw and this was already in there. It’s just sort of jammed in place and like,
it’s fine, right? We’re gonna fix that. It’s probably probably one reason it was
really loud. Yeah, you know I’m gonna go ahead and take
this power supply out too because [ka-chung!] Yeah, getting a real insight of why this used
to actually be “Lazy Game Reviews.” It was just lazily slapped together. Well honestly it wasn’t just laziness it was
more not having any money. So this is the most budget of budget builds
ever. This whole thing probably has cost me like
$50 over the years to keep maintained! Because yeah, most of the parts just came
from you know, Goodwill and parts bins. So they were either really cheap or free. I don’t remember exactly what Compaq this
came out of but yeah, a basic 250 watt thing. So here’s one reason that I hate this case. Not only is it just full of really obnoxiously
sharp edges but there’s parts of the case, like these little rivets, that stick out and
make it so that you can’t actually remove… you have to sort of move the card down and
then slide out. It’s really annoying. Anyway, this is the latest edition, I haven’t
actually had a chance to use this yet. It’s just an Adaptec SCSI controller, but
it was causing an IRQ conflict with this next card. Which is the IDE controller, because the onboard
one once again is not working. Promise Technology Ultra 66. Yeah that I’m sure came out of a Goodwill
parts bin [chuckles] Got a PCI networking card next up here, which I actually do use
all the time. Wow, that is super dusty. Yeah it’s just a basic ethernet card for getting
networking so I can communicate between that and my modern computers. And here is something I’m definitely going
to be keeping because it’s just a really good card. This is a Diamond Monster Sound. This is an Aureal Vortex 2 sound card for
doing A3D hardware-accelerated sound. A really good card and actually does some
pretty decent AdLib and Sound Blaster compatibility I mean it’s not perfect, especially in the AdLib
sense, but it works and it’s really good for games from like ‘98 to 2001 which is really
what this machine is made for. And last but definitely not least, really
the heart of this machine as far as what I decided to do with it. Another Goodwill pick up, this is a 3dfx Voodoo
3, I believe it’s a 3000. It’s a 16 megabyte AGP Glide-accelerated card,
it’s got S-video out and VGA, ooh. I actually used to capture PC footage with
the S-video out on this card, heh. It did not look good. Okay, got the RAM here. This probably hasn’t been taken out since
I installed it in 2009. Let’s see what are these. SpecTek PC-100 SDRAM sticks, at 256 megs each. I don’t know how well you can see that but
those are not supposed to be gray, those are supposed to be black. Ew. And then the assembly here for the Athlon
is still in place. I’m just gonna leave that on there and take
the whole board out. Which I believe this will be the first time
that this board has been removed from this machine because I really never had a reason
to. It came with it installed from Goodwill, or
from the factory. I don’t know, wherever this was made originally. It’s just some generic clone PC. I’ve had so many people ask me over the years
like “what do you use to capture Windows 98 games, like what computer and brand and
model and stuff?” I’m like “uh, it’s the Lazy Game reviews
special hey It’s just generic, just a generic beige box with generic parts that have been
thrown in there. Yeah I can tell this hasn’t been taken out
since receiving it because all of the screws match [chuckles] Every other thing that’s
been screwed in so far has had like a totally different screw. There we go. Ah! She’s free! Wow. My first time seeing the back of this. Check that out. It’s… pretty unremarkable. I don’t even know what kind of motherboard
this is, BVK1A revision 1.0 I don’t see any brand on here. Procomp? Yeah, I’m actually not super annoyed by this
motherboard or anything. I mean it had USB and you know PD/2, a couple
serial, parallel this for game port, built-in audio. Which I never used because I use that Aureal
Vortex. Five PCI slots, one AGP over here, and then
one ISA slot which was very nice. I wanted that in a computer of this era because,
well I just. I just do. This has been a good computer despite how
disgusting it is. It really has been a good computer. Look I even made custom label for it at one
point. It had some really gross stuff on top here
that I was never able to remove so I just made this label and it stuck it on there and
put that like late 90s Mountain Dew font. Or maybe was maybe it was Cherry Coke. Either way, it was one of those radical late
90s, early 2000s typefaces that was “everything was extreme.” So anyway, it seemed a suited choice for this,
but yeah. I don’t like this case but I’m gonna clean
it up anyway. And then we’re gonna put some new parts in
there. Really hoping that it’s not too big a deal
to get the front of this case off though, I’ve never tried. Ah yeah, there’s some screws in these corners. I’m assuming that is holding the front of
the case in place. Yep. That’s definitely what those screws are doing. Good! [Screwing noises. No, not that kind.] [clunking and sliding of plastics and such] So everything’s
out of here except for the PC speaker. I’m not entirely sure how I’m gonna get that
out of there other than just bending those little metal bits. Does the whole thing just slide out maybe? Oh! Nope. Nope, that was that. Well let’s just put that back on there, everything’s
fine. I think it does slide though. There it is! Ah, yay. All right, well this is ready to be friggin
hosed down. Ah it’s all stormy outside so I’ll just
use my extra bathroom. Aw nasty! [scrubbing, water noises] Yeah why
not give it a shower, too. [more watery scrubbing] All right. It’s a good start! See this thing is almost even more gross. [washing, brushing] All right. We’ll get this thing thoroughly dried off
and then we’re gonna I don’t know, do something else to it. Does my computer need a doorbell? Does my computer need a washing machine? [thunk] Does my computer need a this thing? Mmm, LED lighting? Nah, that’d be stupid. Or I could add woodgrain. Eh. Not quite the aesthetic I’m going for but
that’s some nice wood. [wood flies everywhere] Aw man. Ah here we go. Looking for Plasti Dip. Seriously, that’s it? They got like two colors. I moved on to another hardware store and they don’t really have what I’m looking for here either, at least not the color. They do have some other Plasti Dips and similar
things but I was really wanting to get a green. They do have some of these Krylon things,
I’ve used these before on various computer cases they work well. But ah. Again, not quite I’m looking for and I don’t
know, I just wanted to try the Plasti Dip thing just to see how it works, so onto next
plan. Struck out a bit with the hardware stores
but had more luck in the automotive stores for what I was looking for, and this is pretty
much it. It’s actually kind of close-ish to the dark
teal that I was going for back when I wanted to first paint that computer. I did just a quick test of the finish, just
sprayed it on a piece of the front panel here, and um. I don’t know, I think it looks interesting
[chuckles] That’s just with one coating. Obviously, it’s going to get better as I apply
more. But yeah, it’s kind of a metallic green. [shakes spray can] [spraying of Plasti Dip] [spraying speed increases] [it’s over nine thousaaaaand] Okay, I think these turned out rather nicely. Really don’t even know how well this comes
across on camera. In person, I think it looks pretty cool. I was able to get each panel coming out pretty
even. The front was of course, as I expected, the
largest challenge. And I also ended up doing this, like a silver
highlight on those raised areas. And the power and reset button I attempted
to spray that as well the same color just–I don’t know, just wanted to see how it would
look. And not only did it not look particularly
great but the rubbery nature of the Plasti Dip made it so that the button would get stuck
every time you press it in so that was no good. So just use some silver Sharpie to highlight
that and the reset button and this to match. And yeah, I don’t know I think the whole dark
shiny green and silver kind of works out. And I was having fun so maybe I got a little
carried away, but uh. So I ended up getting the disk drives and
painting those as well. And I’ve got the optical drive drying at the
moment, being green. And I don’t know, I’ve just never seen drives
this color green. So why not? And It’s about time to get the case assembled
see how it looks all together! [sounds of assembly commence] Yeah! Just to kind of get a general idea there,
haven’t actually screwed anything back together yet. Sure, I could have used RetroBright and made it yet another beige box, but I have a hundred and something beige boxes. But only one rubbery dark green metallic thing! The different surfaces did pick up the Plasti
Dip in different ways, like the front of the case ended up a little shinier than like around
the top and sides and all that, but you know! Got the little LEDs here. They just sort of go back into place. Let’s see, which one is this–reset switch. And then the power switch kind of clicks in
here as well. And that’s it! And just string these back into place. [wires being strewn about] Just get those screws back in place. Man, these are in such an awkward position. Augh. Okay! Got the
DVD drive stuff prepared. So there’s the button and that is gonna go
and clip right back into place right here. Yep, it moves. And if I were thinking I would have taken
out the little clear plastic bit for the LED to shine through, but I forgot about that,
so. Yeah, we’ll just go ahead and scrape that
right back off of there cuz thankfully Plasti Dip scrapes off of things pretty simply. And everything really just snaps back into
place with these drives. [snapping of plastics] Same with the front
piece as well. Just kind of slides on the top here. And that’s that. [clicking more pieces into position] Okay, time to get to the internal hardware. And let’s begin with the new motherboard. This is a gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X-P revision
5.0. Really rolls off the tongue. Now, this is a Socket 370-compatible board
here. So I’m going to be installing a Pentium III,
as opposed to the AMD Athlon that I had before which was a Slot A board. And the actual CPU I decided to go with is
the fastest that this motherboard supports. And that is a Coppermine 1.0 gigahertz, this
is the SL5B3 in particular. And I actually do have the fastest Pentium
III, the 1.4 gigahertz Tualatin, but I don’t have a board that is compatible. Well, I do, but it doesn’t actually have the
features on the board that I’m looking for for this particular build. But yeah, the other boards that I have that
would support like the fastest Pentium III, which–you know I’m not going for the fastest
here, I’m just going for something of this range of this era of like year 2000 to 2001
at the most. I like the fact that this has five PCI slots,
a universal AGP right here, and then 16-bit ISA down there. Most of the others that I’ve seen that support
like, the fast Tualatin chip are not gonna have the ISA slot, which I really want. But yeah, I mean it’s similar very much to
the other board except that it doesn’t bother with any onboard sound. I don’t need it, I didn’t want it. Got the serial, parallel, two USB 1.1, some
PS/2 ports. And It supports up to one and a half gigabytes
of RAM, which I just happen to have! These are 512 megs each, PC-133, 133 megahertz
SDRAM sticks. And I don’t need that much, I don’t need–really
512 is even like, way more than I’ll ever need for what I’m doing with this system,
but you know. I’ve got it so I may as well use it. One and a half gigs of RAM would have blown
my mind in 2000, 2001. And since I put this particular one gigahertz
Coppermine Pentium III CPU in there I do need to change some of these little switch settings
on there. That’ll change the bus speed and the clock
multiplier. And according to the manual printout I have
here from Gigabyte I need those settings right there. There we go. Oh man, where did my sunlight go? Got really dark in here. Ah, good grief. Yeah, there we go. So we’ll need a CPU cooler and instead of using
like, the stock Intel one that this board had originally when I got it whenever ago,
I’m going to install this one here. Which this is some sort of Antec cooler right
there and then a Noctua fan because why not? It’ll fit and it’ll be quiet and cool and
that’s the idea. Gonna use a little Arctic MX-4 because it’s
the thermal compound that I have on hand. [snap!] Couldn’t get it in there with the RAM installed
so I had to pull that out to fit that side, it’s really cramped up against that. And the header for the CPU fan plugs in right
here, so I’m just sorta–yeah. There we go. Okay! Mm, let’s go ahead get the board installed
in the case! Oh wait. I have a new I/O panel cuz this one, I don’t
need it anymore. [snapping things into position] All right
now we’re ready. Yeah! While I’m getting this screwed into the offsets
lemme just point out one thing that is kind of annoying with these later boards that have
ISA and PSI–PSI? Hehe, pounds per square inch! No, PCI slots. So if you might see down here to bottom, these
two are actually really close together. Which means that you can only install either
the ISA card or a PCI card because of the way, well, they’re shaped. PCI cards go in facing this way which you
can see overlaps that ISA card a bit. And when ISA cards go in their, you know,
the chips are on the other side and it sort of faces the opposite direction, so. That means that if you install an ISA card,
this PCI slot you can’t fit anything into it, so you’re stuck with four PCI. And you know, it’s a trade-off because again:
you want legacy support or do you want to make use of all the other more modern stuff? That’s just kind of what you get on ATX boards
of this type. Okay. Next let’s go ahead and start plugging in
the switches and LEDs and PC speaker and all these wiry things. I mean I can barely read the legend for that
on the board, but I think I can see it. [softly connecting wires] That should be everything. I suppose that I need a power supply, hehe. I suppose. And so yeah, I ended up replacing it with
this one right here, this is an AOpen. It’s a little bit newer, a little bit more
high power, it’s a 300 watt. Crucially It has like the negative 5 volt
rail for running older peripherals and ISA bus and all that kind of good stuff. Somewhat annoyingly you have to hold it in
place because it doesn’t actually slot in exactly the right spot and just rest there. …tired of watching me screw yet? That one connection to the motherboard and
that’s it for that. And I’ll say goodbye to cable management cuz
that’s just not gonna happen with this Medusa thing going on here. Okay let’s go ahead and get some of these
cards installed. I’ll start with the Voodoo 3 card here. Which doesn’t want to fit! Stupid case strikes again. See, it’s got these little rivets. I might have mentioned that earlier those
rivets suck, like, why are they right there where you have to plug in cards? Dumb as hell dude, dumb design! Next is the Aureal Vortex 2 sound card. Plugs into the first PCI slot here. And got the CD audio cable here for the connection
to the CD-ROM once we get that plugged in. Let’s see, which am I gonna do next to have
a SCSI controller and ethernet. I’m gonna do ethernet. And SCSI. Yeah. So I’ve got some expansion options for Oddware
and such in the future. Let’s fill up these drive bays. Five and a quarter inch floppy. It’s gonna start getting tricky if I don’t
get some cables in there, so. Got this green IDE cable, which I will use
for the optical drive. There we go. I only have one of these cables unfortunately,
but eh. I think it looks kinda neat, sort of [laughs]
And I’ll just plug this in right here, I guess. No right here. Which one is number one? The red one, of course, so I’m gonna plug
it in to number two. And we got this annoyingly *floppy* floppy
cable plugs into that controller right there. This is why I’m like yeah we’re just gonna
give up on cable management before we even start. It’s just gonna be a mess no matter what,
hehe. And lastly in terms of removable media: three-and-a-half
inch floppy disk drive. And while I could go all Druaga1 and go with
SSDs or something, I’m gonna go with this Maxtor DiamondMax 10, 120 gigabyte PATA 133
hard disk drive. Because I don’t know man, it works. I had one of these and you know. Perhaps I’ll do something else later on, I
was thinking of doing an SD card interface just because of how much I swap things out. And I don’t really need a spinning hard disk
platter in this, it’s just a project box. I’m not going for authenticity. And really this thing is way too high capacity
to be “authentic” anyway, so. Whatever, I had it lying around. And another IDE ribbon cable. Crammed in here somewhere, oh my goodness. There we go. Beautiful. And by that I mean ugh.
[chuckles in restrained cable-management agony] Yeah no, it’s fine. It’s not blocking the fan so that means
it’s good! Coming together quite nicely. I’ll go ahead and make sure everything works,
get it powered on before completing the rest of it. [shuffles around setting things up] All right
moment of truth. Ha! No power plugged in. Well, my moment of truth is that I’m an idiot. Ahh, moment of truth! Mm, got power. I don’t see my LEDs turning on so I probably
plugged those into the wrong spot but whatever. Okay good. Good so far. Sweet. Pentium III one gigahertz, one and a half
gigs of RAM. And we’ll hit delete to enter the setup. It still actually has the correct date. Almost the correct time. And we’ve got the hard disk and the DVD-ROM
detected! And it is very quiet which is very much what
I was going for with this. Power supply fan is quiet, of course that
Noctua fan is quiet, hard disk is quiet. Everything’s pretty quiet. Compared to what it had before? Yeah, I’d say that’s a solid upgrade. Ah we got our SCSI controller right there,
so that’s a plus. It thinks that is disk A? It is not. Definitely have something mixed up with
a floppy disks, so I’ll fix that up and we’ll come back and get Windows 98 SE installed. Okay, so I got the LEDs fixed, floppy drives
are now in the proper order. It was determined by the cable and then the
cable was not physically long enough, so I had actually moved the five and quarter-inch
down here to make it fit. Otherwise, I would just swapped A and B in
the BIOS, but you can’t do that. [floppy drive seek noises] That’s what I was
looking for. So yeah, let’s go ahead and see if we can
get Windows installed and check out that hard drive. [typing a bit] Well, this is seeing it as
48 gigs, not 120. The BIOS was seeing it correctly but ah, let’s get rid of that and see what happens, ha. Now begins the arduous process of doing FDISK
and formatting and all that stuff before we can install Windows, so ah yep. We will return once this finishes. Screw it, ain’t nobody got time for that. I have one of these SD card interfaces that
will plug into IDE. And I’ll be able to use an SD card as a hard
disk. So that’s what I’m gonna do for the sake of
my own convenience and sanity. After all this is a project box and I swap
files in and out of here all the time, so it just makes sense. And this mounts in the back on one of those
empty spots, so I’ll be able to just access it and pull the card in and out whenever I
need to. And there we go, detected straight away. 32 gigs. Not as much as the hundred twenty gigs that
I was going to use but I genuinely don’t need that much space anyway, it’s just a drive
I had lying around. I’m gonna go ahead and run FDISK anyway. This will at least verify it and it’ll be
all compatible with everything, I don’t know. I’ve had some weird issues trying this before
without going through this. It doesn’t take long. Thank goodness. Alright MS-DOS partition created, Master Boot
Record seems to be there. Just gotta format it and we’ll be good to
go. It likes what it sees! Should be pretty smooth sailing from here
onward, fingers crossed, knocking on woodgrain. Hmm. What do we name this? Hehe. It’s very green. Kind of a Jolly Green Giant. Lazy Green Giant, how about that? “Windows just got better.” Just now, this very moment! Almost exactly 20 years later [chuckles] Oh
no, I’m getting old. Okay, we’re getting somewhere. So it actually had a problem getting to this
point due to the RAM. Or rather the amount of RAM I suppose. It was just like “oh man, you don’t have
enough RAM to run Windows,” and I’m like “uhh.” So yeah, I took out 512 megs. We’re down to one gigabyte of RAM. And then it booted up just fine so at this
point, we’re just gonna go through all the driver installation process. I’m not gonna make you watch all of that,
but we should be able to just get into some basic Windows here. And there we go. Don’t have video drivers or sound or anything
like that yet, but Windows is working. Just a note in post here, I was able to get
the RAM sorted, the full one and a half gigs later on. Just had to augment the system.ini file with
a couple of these lines here and that was pretty much taken care of. I also decided to install the unofficial Service
Pack 3, a cumulative update and set of patches of all sorts of official and unofficial stuff. Just makes Windows 98 SE a whole lot more
enjoyable and more stable and updated experience. Anyway back to the build! Eh we’ll just get the drivers installed
and be right back! [Windows 98 startup sounds play] Yeah! Windows 98! So all the drivers installed just fine. Got a cheapo speaker plugged in. And this radical startup music. “The exciting new world of Windows 98!” So yeah, it’s just Windows 98 SE [laughs to
himself] But everything’s here installed correctly. We’ve got all the things that we need. We’ve got wavetable audio playback. [canyon.mid plays for a bit] We can play some
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition! [Duke3D startup sounds] So yeah. Sound Blaster compatibility–don’t know what
that sound was. But yeah! [sounds of Duke3D gameplay] I mean,
it’s really pretty much at this point just the computer that I was already used to. Except a little bit faster CPU, some more
RAM, and a better motherboard with an integrated hard disk controller and things like that
that I was hoping for. Yeah, I mean, I have all sorts of things that
I could play but whatever man. This is mostly not meant for DOS games because
really the AdLib compatibility on that Aureal Vortex 2 is not particularly great. I mean the compatibility is fine, it just
doesn’t sound like a real AdLib card, you know, OPL2 or 3. It’s just emulated. But it’s more for late 90s kind of games,
anywhere from 1997 to 2001 ish. So we can run Quake III and other assorted
kinds of things. All right! [Quake III Arena gameplay happens] So this
is the computer that I will be using going forward on LGR for a lot of different things. If I need something for well, you know late
90s, which is seemingly all the time! In fact, I have a few things planned already
for this, like an Oddware episode or two, and… uh anyway, well I guess I’m just gonna be
playing freaking Quake III now [laughs] So, um. That’s about it for the installation part
of this. I just got one or two little tiny things to
do to finish up the computer. First up I wanna get this SD interface mounted. And just gonna get that in right… ohh, no! Aw no, no no. Crap! This stupid AMR interface, the audio modem
riser. It’s physically blocking me being able to
put that in here. If only this were mounted like, a little over
this way. That is so stupid! I could either desolder the stupid riser,
modify this put this on like another kind of plate where it’s moved down this way, or
maybe just mount it in there somewhere? I don’t know man. In the meantime I’m just gonna stick it down
there. Ha! It won’t fit there either because now it’s
going up against the PCI slots. It keeps bumping up against this side of it. What a stupid design! It’s fine for now. It’s working. Heh. I’ll deal with that later. Gotta come up with some other mounting solution, but we can at least get this put back on there, looking spiffy. All right. Thumb screws in place and I’m gonna call this
pretty much done. And to solidify its highly custom nature,
I made some LGR case badges. They’re quite nice, raised metallic and everything,
got a rubber finish and good stuff like that going on, so. Oh yeah. [chuckles in amusement] Now that is satisfying. And yes, I do sell these. Not like, all the time or anything. But I’ve had some small print runs made that
I post every so often on Twitter. So keep an eye out if you’re interested. I gotta say I’m pretty pleased with how this
has turned out, for the time being. Definitely gotta get that SD card area figured
out, ugh. And the case is definitely a little darker
green than I had initially intended. It almost looks black under the right lighting. But still, it at least has a unique aesthetic
going on. And really this is just a project box, I’m
swapping out parts all the time. Who knows? It’s Plasti Dip, I might just tear off all
of what I’ve done and start over with another color in the future. For the moment though I am going to call this
project complete, because at least I can now use this computer and it’s ready to go for
different projects that I have sitting on the sidelines. So I hope that you enjoyed this much longer
and more involved video than I had planned. I’ve been working on this for about a month
now, just, oh my goodness, the things that I’ve cut out and this is what’s resulted. So I hope that you enjoyed. And as always, thank you very much for watching

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