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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
so my gaming rig (see sig rig)
need sum TLC and new parts

yes I do use it, a lot


right now it has a POS gateway case with holes all throughout it and big chunks missing
I had cut holes for the mobo and psu to fit
any way, I'd like to get a new case sound card (dieing) and fans, allso ones for the v5k (I'll need find the size it can hold)

and maybe a new cd drive and other peripherals If I have the cash

like to spend around 100$ but no more than 150$


what I'm looking @
case:Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0339423
sound card: X-Studio 5.1 PCI Sound Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0342179
cpu 2.66GHz Socket 478 Pentium
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0355472
if it has a fsb of 533 or 400

ram: 2 of these 512 ddr-400 ram sticks (have one 512stick and 2 256 stick right now)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0345131


any suggestions on the fans
like to go with green led's
any changes you'd make (other than thrashing the rig)



EDIT: case must be abel to fite a v56k (don't have one, but sum day I may)
yes I know this is a old pc. but I use it
and yes I do have a new set up
Which board is it?

For sound card get this one from dinodirect.
http://www.dinodirect.com/audio-soun...f-cmi8768.html

For CPU Check ebay. It should give you lots of good options from 1.7 to 3.2Ghz & they should be really Cheap.

If it has an AGP 4x/8x slot then get the HIS/Sapphire/Gigabyte Radeon 4650/4670 1GB DDR2

Put 2x1GB DDR 400Mhz. Kits are available in newegg. choose which ever suits your budget.

The CM 430 is a good case or else you can give Lancool K-56 a try


In the end your system should be capable at least to run Batman Arkham Asylum at medium high resolutions.
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post #12 of 19
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Which board is it?

If it has an AGP 4x/8x slot then get the HIS/Sapphire/Gigabyte Radeon 4650/4670 1GB DDR2


The CM 430 is a good case or else you can give Lancool K-56 a try
is a a-bit sa7 rev 1 and it has a universal agp 1 and 2 socket

and I'm not getting a new video card unless it's a voodoo6000


I also forgot to say that I was paling to take a trip to microcenter to get sum stuff for ofter systems
and I thought I get sum stuff if this pc wile I was there
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3dfx...pm me if ya would.

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3dfx...pm me if ya would.

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edit:thanks
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/13/11 at 9:56pm
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i say save up to about $250.....in the F/S section you should be able to find enough parts to put a decent rig together.....don't waste money on tech THAT old

edit.....lol....nvm

cpu http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...z-17-00-a.html
Edited by Vlasov_581 - 2/13/11 at 9:38pm
    
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i say save up to about $250.....in the F/S section you should be able to find enough parts to put a decent rig together.....don't waste money on tech THAT old

edit.....lol....nvm

cpu http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...z-17-00-a.html

again I have a new rig

and I happen to like 3dfx
and get a lot of use out it, maybe even more then my new rig

and that cpu will not work in my system

I say, it is a very picky set up
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/13/11 at 9:43pm
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I have a 3Dfx5500 video card and a few old CPU's as well as a mobo I can send you free of charge.


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To be honest i think it's an awsome idea!! ive long wanted to build an old dos box with 3dfx for the hell of it
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To be honest i think it's an awsome idea!! ive long wanted to build an old dos box with 3dfx for the hell of it
it was a awesome idea
see the results here
http://www.overclock.net/general-pro...fx-system.html
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