VOGONS


First post, by Warlord

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What are your thoughts, on this?
First this is not meant to be a all coverage dos system, or the ultimate vogons ss7 build 🤣.
It's purpose built only 96/97 early 3d.

Tyan S1590s "Trinity"
AMD k62 Plus 450
256 MB ram
Diamond Stealth S220 Rendition
Orchid Righteous Voodoo 1
3com 3c905b TX
Creative AWE 64

Reply 1 of 7, by BinaryDemon

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Good for benchmarking, but if you were actaully going to use the system for gaming I'm guessing you would heavily favor the Voodoo1 and rarely use the Rendition Verite. Definately a unique setup since most people would pair the Voodoo with a compatible yet high performing 2D card which the Rendition Verite is famously bad at.

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Reply 4 of 7, by Warlord

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Hexon II looks better. and there is a few others. It's probably not the fastest or even fast. But I question how fast you need to be for 1997 level gaming?

I should run some benchmarks to see if this is good enough for the games I intend to load on it.

Reply 5 of 7, by Munx

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Games that use the Quake engine are a must since Verite can produce some nice AA on those

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 6 of 7, by gex85

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Nice setup!
I have the same board for my S7 Pentium 233 MMX build, gotta love those Tyan boards. Mine is running a Matrox Mystique, Diamond Voodoo 1, AWE 64 Value, Win95B + DOS. Maybe I'll replace the Matrox with a S3 soon for improved DOS games compatibility.
Edit: I got that wrong before. I am using the Trinity for my SS7 build with K6-2+ and Voodoo 3. P1-233 MMX is Tyan Titan Turbo ATX (S1572) 😀

1992 - i486DX2-66 // 1997 - P1-233 MMX // 1998 - P2-350 // 2000 - P3-650 // 2001 - Athlon 1400 // 2003 - Athlon XP 3200+ // 2008 - Xeon E5450 // 2015 - Xeon E3-1240v5

Reply 7 of 7, by xjas

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Descent II for Verite is a pretty nice port and that system should be a beast to run it. You have to set some variables since the patch was originally for the V1000, but it runs really well once you get it going.

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