Yes, I did buy this machine mostly for what it looked like and I didn't even ask any questions or do much research.
It was just an idea I got from watching LGR videos and I thought to myself "that would be neat to do someday".
Anyways, I got computer fever from my gaming computer build and I just feel "why not?".
After doing a bunch of research I have found that my 486 uses ISA ports which is okay but PCI ports would have been better and allowed for the best performance in such a build.
To be fair, I didn't know they had 486 motherboards with PCI slots.
Nest thing I learned was that the processor it comes with is a DX2 50 which is a little slower than I thought I was getting.
I assumes it was a DX2 @66mhz but the markings in the picture are a bit faded and after looking back I saw a faint 50 after the DX2 markings.
This is not the end of the world as I planned of beefing it up to either a 486 Overdrive processor or maybe even a 586 processor.
And yes I know it says DX2 50 in the damn title but I thought the 50 was with something else.
Can anyone tell me what those 3 slots at the bottom are next to the bottom 3 ISA slots?
I also learned that it does in fact have L2 cache and its a beefy 256k
That is great news because the processor only has 2k of L1 cache.
It also appears as though I am able to upgrade it from 4mb of ram to 8mb.
I am happy about that too.
Currently I am researching what ports my mouse and keyboard will need.
I can't tell from the item listing if it uses an old 5 pin plug and Im sure something serial is required.
Anyone got a serial mouse/keyboard for sale?