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Can you guys recommand me a mobo, hard drive, and PSU for P3? I'm pretty sure ATX stuff won't work.

Thanks in advance.
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Asus Motherboard
24 to 20pin ATX adapter
any old power supply w/ molex connectors
any ATA66 Hard drive...

*edit correction on HDD for that particular board.
Edited by rcoolb2002 - 4/4/14 at 9:03pm
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There were several generations of PIII that scaled from 500MHz to 1.4GHz over three slots/sockets, a dozen chipsets, and three memory standards, not including mobile parts.

Need to know more about your specific PIII before I could begin to recommend anything.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

There were several generations of PIII that scaled from 500MHz to 1.4GHz over three slots/sockets, a dozen chipsets, and three memory standards, not including mobile parts.

Need to know more about your specific PIII before I could begin to recommend anything.

Agreed. The Mobo i linked happened to have 1ghz chip + ram on it for $20 lol. Unless you are barn raiding, are you really going to find cheaper?
Sometimes its not best to try to match what you have particularly when its older unless it has specific sentimental value.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.

I'm trying to build a high end Pentium 3 PC with the fastest PCI graphics I can find to play Need for speed Hot Pursuit 2.

I want to build a dedicated HP2 rig lol. Good times.
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Agreed. The Mobo i linked happened to have 1ghz chip + ram on it for $20 lol. Unless you are barn raiding, are you really going to find cheaper?

Probably not, but I was under the impression he had a part he wanted to use, for whatever reason that may be.
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Sometimes its not best to try to match what you have particularly when its older unless it has specific sentimental value.

I've got things like an AWE64 Gold (one of the better DOS sound cards for games that use MIDI, only falling short of expensive Roland setups), a Voodoo 4 4500 (fastest single VSA100 card that can run GLide natively), or 2x512MiB Samsung UTT DDR (capable of CL 1.5-3-1-0-T1 at DDR ~550 with ~3.6v) that are interesting enough to build systems around.
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

I'm trying to build a high end Pentium 3 PC with the fastest PCI graphics I can find to play Need for speed Hot Pursuit 2.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 is a 2002 game that can be run on fairly modern systems. Why do you want a P3 for it?

Also, why PCI? AGP was pretty standard in the PIII era.
Edited by Blameless - 4/4/14 at 9:13pm
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Ahh forgot to mention I don't have a CPU yet. I want the fastest P3 possible because I want to game at 1080p. Right now my i7 920 and Gtx 280 pulls 300 fps. Hopefully P3 setup can get me 60 fps tongue.gif

I want a P3 because I had some great memories around the later part of P3 era.
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Fastest p3. Fresh on ebay for $15 biggrin.gif

Man the good memories of AGP pro days!
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60+ fps at 1080p in a 2002 game on a P3 is going to need some consideration, and a good AGP card.

You definitely want Socket 370 board (preferably OC oriented) with DDR support and a Tualatin (the 1-1.4GHz P3s with the IHS) CPU. As for GPU, some 6800 series NVIDIA card or an X800 ATI card should be sufficient.

A modern PSU will work quite well, just get the cheapest quality one you can find, something in the 350-400w range would be plenty.
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Fastest p3. Fresh on ebay for $15 biggrin.gif

That will work.
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Fastest p3. Fresh on ebay for $15 biggrin.gif

Man the good memories of AGP pro days!

Aww, shipping to Canada is $30 redface.gif
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