The problem is finding a mobo for it, though.
I need a mobo that is cheap, is ATX, has two Socket 8 sockets, uses SDRAM (this is the REALLY hard part - the 440FX, which was the most common chipset for the PPro, doesn't support SDRAM), preferably doesn't use a riser for the CPUs, supports dual 200/1M chips, and isn't made by PC Chips (I don't know that they made one, I'm just trying to avoid it if there IS one).
The closest I've found to what I need is the Intel PR440FX, but it doesn't use SDRAM, and it doesn't support the 1M 200 - only the 256 and 512 (however, if anybody's tried a 1M, and it worked, tell me).
I would prefer to not use a dual Slot 1 mobo with two Socket 8 slotkets, but if that's the only way to get what I want, then so be it.
This rig is going to be called "The Once and Future King of Intel x86".
And, no, a dual P2 rig is NOT going to work. It HAS to be a PPro for this project, because the PPro is the first P6 chip.
Oh, and it'll fold, of course - two instances, even!
Edit: I'm going to list the boards I'm looking at, and their downfalls.
Intel Desktop Board PR440FX
- Intel boards are usually pretty reliable
- Amazingly, it OCs well, from what I've heard. Unusual for an Intel board...
- Uses 168-pin ECC EDO, not SDRAM
- Doesn't officially support the 200/1M
- Only supports 512MB RAM (should be enough, though)
- Tyan boards are also known for their reliablility
- Supports 1GB RAM
- Uses more common 72-pin EDO
- Uses EDO
Edit 2: Removed the VRM stuff, seeing as VRMs are actually fairly easy to find, and they're not as proprietary as I thought...