In 1991, the reliably delightful Computer Chronicles gave us a peek into the intrepid world of custom PC builders — or as they were called back then, "homebrewers". And looking back a solid 23 years later, the once so-called "Volkswagen of PCs" is downright adorable.
Of course, the custom computing world can be intimidating, we know. So we've picked out a few choice specs and tips for you to cut your teeth on. Your 1991 PC must-haves are:
- 16mhz CPU
- 200 MB HDD
- 2mb RAM
- "With the new operating system, MS-DOS 5.0, the more memory the better."
- "Today the prices of PCs have gone down so low that everyone has to have a hard disk."
- "Most PCs do not have three floppy disk drives, although I think it's a necessity today."
But the best part? Adding in faux-floppy faceplates (seen around 5:50) to make it seem like you have more drives than you actually do. Because you can never have too many floppy drives. [Fark]