Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
Here's some pictures from a couple builds I am doing. I also have a project thread on them.
Damn man, them are some sweet ole builds Mad!!!!!!
The one is awaiting some certain vid cards once I get some spare loot. lol
Just got this in today. I like WinFast cards.
I'm going to bring the discussion here, because I don't want to derail the other thread, but still explaining to TRWOV what I had in mind.
So, I almost ended-up buying a Sapphire HD 2600 XT AGP for a freaky project that exploded in my mind the moment I saw the card.
The idea was to use my 4CoreDual-SATA, once I upgraded to something more modern, with that card plus my 2600x2 for some triple-screen awesomesauce. One idea was to make a RACE 07 dedicated computer, given that driving simulators greatly benefit from very wide resolutions.
The specifications for RACE 07 state a 3GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, DX9 w/512MB vRAM GPU. The HD 2600 while not being a performance monster should handle the game fine with the resolution set to 1366x768 or even 1440x900.
The XT AGP version has the same amount of vRAM and the same type as the 2600x2 (512MB GDDR3).
The AGP card would be selected for the center screen and the HD 2600x2 would take care of the extra two screens.
The problem is that I'm going through a rough financial period as we speak and I'm not even sure I can make VIA's Dual-GFX feature work with similar cards/drivers, let along 3 chips.
This was an idea I had, but at the moment, I cannot accomplish it (too many barriers and a high level of uncertainty).
Acquired a pair of 12MB Voodoo2s. They're not matching, but it's as close as I'll get right now to running something more genuine to what was around back in the day. Lol, I doubt a lot of gamers were able to get their hands on Quantum3d hardware, even if the Obsidian2 X-24 was available to the consumer market.
The pair came with an SLI cable and one of the cheapo, thin pass-through cables. Probably going to replace that with a nice 6" VGA saver cable or something.
Frigging awesome score M1919!!!!!!!!!
Man, I wish I could find a pair of them or a pair of the Diamond Monster 12mb cards. I remember playing Quake for the first time with one Diamond Monster 8mb card!!! It was a hell of a difference!!!
Congrats on the score man.
There seem to be a lot of auctions on ebay these days for Voodoo2s. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a matched pair sometime.
For me... I just wanted a pair of Voodoo2s, didn't have to be matching as long as I had a working set lol.
dang it threw out my old Pentium II & Pentium III setups
How much do you guys reckon a Pentium D should be worth?
Preslers, for example...about 20~40 dollars, right?
Depends on the core and what it can clock to. I've been offered $60 for my 820 Smithfield because it'll run 4.2 stable.
Here is an oldie I found in a box in the basement
After i did my own Windows 98se build i changed out my Vodoo 3 2000 for SLi Vodoo 2s, now im almost finished a cheap DOS only rig that i plan to run FreeDOS on. The DOS rig has a Cryix 5x86 @ 100mhz but i've never been able to get the board to post, im just waiting for some FPM memory sticks to come up on ebay for cheap, probably 2x32mb sticks (matching pair) even though 32mb itself is plenty.
I even got my old 5 1/4 inch floppy working by changing the IDE cable.
I really should post up some pictures.
Awesome ole Hercules video card man.
Added ya to the original post bro.
I had a 3D Prophet II GTS Pro (64MB) from them. Pretty good card for its time (Wish Hercules and Tyan never left the GC market)
ATi 9600 Pro
Geforce 2 MX 200
Cleaned out my closet.
Creative Labs Modem Blaster D15601-1 ISA Slot
V90 56k hardware modem
I remember paying $90 for this
Anyone need one?
Irony for me I have a PCI Model- for the time that effin thing had a fast connection rate and that was before RJ45-Cat5/6- ethernet, DSL, Cable were common.
If anybody is browsing this forum and is still on 56k, they belong in this thread. Not their hardware, but the person.
I think loading the pics would be a bit much. I remember waiting to see pics as they loaded :shadedshu
OH very painfully slow even with getting a 52Kbps connection I have very unfond memories of those day thank god they're long gone
just remember for its time it was fastest that could be afforded cuz of the Price of T1 and T3 are still stupid high
Agree with that the only other thing you could do was from US Robotics called shotgun which was like SLI for modems but it required 2x US Robotics x2 V.90 shotgun modems and 2x Phone lines which at the time was slightly less expensive than ISDN and it gave you anywhere between 64Kbps ~ 98Kbps
Wow 98kb I remember the actual speed from my 56k was more like 8k Did I mention I paid $90 for it
I have posted my old hardware somewhere here in the forums but wth i'll just take some new "better" pics and post them later, for now this is something i got yesterday
a compaq tape drive, 2.1GB maxtor, and an IBM controller board for what i think is for an impact printer
I posted this in your other thread, but, here it is again...
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