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so my 3dfx rig's mobo is junk for overclocking
can't even over volt the cpu
and the voodoo5500 is a LARGE bottleneck to the system
so I'm thinking of getting a pair of voodoo2, new mobo and gpu
seeing that all newish mobo's that support the voodoo5500 use the same chipsets

this rig (sigrig) is my gaming system
as all my new system are just for folding

I do have a few parts that I can throw in to make it better
like a 3ghz Prescott p4 with HT

I'm looking for a DX9 gpu for about 25-40$
looking at eaby for cards right now
what you guy think I should get

"I'd like to keep the system old school with agp and all
so no new pci-e modo's and stuff


EDIT:the card must support a universal chipset water block for cooling
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/22/11 at 9:14pm
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I have a X850XT AGP card.
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The best you could get would probably be the HD3850 AGP version. I think it might be a little over your budget though.

Overclocked it can just run Crysis 2, though your CPU would hold it back.
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
The best you could get would probably be the HD3850 AGP version. I think it might be a little over your budget though.

Overclocked it can just run Crysis 2, though your CPU would hold it back.
I looking more in the rang of of the ati 9xxx and geforce 5/6/7 cards
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/22/11 at 9:23pm
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you guys think a universal chipset water block will fit a geforce fx 5900xt

the water block I have is this
Danger Den MPC-Universal Chipset Block
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lol thanks for the referral. (pm me an offer if you are interested... I'm up for trades on older hardware as well)
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There were a lot of BFG geforce 6800 gs AGP cards selling last summer and fall on ebay and few online stores. When BFG went under I guess they cleared out a warehouse or something. I was able to pick a new one up for $25 at the time. Also, the BFG 6800 gs has extra pipes which can be unlocked turning it into a 6800 GT (hell of a card for $25).

I'd sell you mine but I attempted one too many extreme overclocking sessions on it, killed the memory I believe. I was able to take the unlocked GS up to almost 6800 AGP ultra extreme settings. Played some old games on it for a month or two and one day fired it up and didn't notice the rear fan failed in my case, card was toast about an hour later

Anyways good luck with it and grab a 6800 gs if you see one on the cheap.

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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
you guys think a universal chipset water block will fit a geforce fx 5900xt

the water block I have is this
Danger Den MPC-Universal Chipset Block
/\\ I'd recommend you avoid the 5900/FX series cards. To put it bluntly - they were total crap. Midrange 9xxx series radeons will stomp them and 9700 or 9800's completely outperform them in anything dx9
Edited by SamuelL421 - 3/22/11 at 9:53pm
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Get an 9800XT
 
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Get an 9800XT
will my WB fit the card

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/\\ I'd recommend you avoid the 5900/FX series cards. To put it bluntly - they were total crap. Midrange 9xxx series radeons will stomp them and 9700 or 9800's completely outperform them in anything dx9
ya but I found a killer deal on one
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/22/11 at 9:59pm
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