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First post, by ildonaldo

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I've recently introduced my 1998 built (PII with Voodoo 2 SLI) which isn't one of my most favoured machines.
But please find here one of my most loved ones, because I owned something similar with a Voodoo 5 5500 back then ... and I still love the voodoo 3 to 5 cards.
I was very sad when I had to abandon the Voodoo 5 because the next Gen HW didn't support AGP 2x any longer and driver support dried/died out when XP came out.

Here my year 2000 voodoo gaming machine:

Board: Medion 2000 Ver. 2 (MSI MS-6318 OEM), Apollo Pro 133A, mAtx
CPU: Pentium III, 1000MHz, FSB 133, Coppermine/EB, cooler with silent NB-Cooler/Fan
RAM: 512 MB (2x 256MB), D-RAM, PC-133U non-ECC, Samsung, M366S3253ETS-C7A
2D/3D-Grafik: 3Dfx Voodoo 5 5500, 64MB, AGP
Sound: Soundblaster Audio PCI 128, CT5880 (ES1371), onboard
HDD: Maxtor D740X-6L, 20GB IDE
ODD: Pioneer DVD-104SZ, CD/DVD Slot-In Drive IDE
FDD: 1.44 MB 3.5", Sony MPF420-1
Case: NoName microATX
PSU: ATX 350W, Be quiet! Pure Power, BQT L7-350W
OS: Windows 98SE (incl. Updates)

PS: I've recently bought some case badges for the bling (last pic) 😉
PPS: ... and - for the soundcard enthusiasts - I am quiet happy with the onboard sound 😜

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... and the case badge for the bling ;-)
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PC #1: AMD 486DX2-80/UMC 8881/16MB SIMM/S3 Trio64V+/1.44/1GB HDD/ODD/DOS+Win3.1
PC #2: IDT W2A-200/SIS 5571/128MB SD/Millenium II+m3d/2.88+1.2 FDD/1GB HDD/ODD/Win95
PC #3: AthlonXP 3200+/nForce2-400/2GB-400 DDR1/9800Pro/ZIP 750/200GB HDD/ODD/WIN XP SP3

Reply 2 of 4, by mastergamma12

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ildonaldo wrote on 2020-06-21, 14:59:

PPS: ... and - for the soundcard enthusiasts - I am quiet happy with the onboard sound 😜

HERETIC!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, nice rig. 😁

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Reply 3 of 4, by chinny22

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I got the same or very similar Panasonic slot load DVD around about 2000. Didn't get much use as used a standard 32x rom drive to try and save wear on the expensive drive so not my best purchase but it was cool!
That same PC has the PCI64 (1373) on board. Dos compatibility, Not great but still good midi with the 8MB patch, drivers are WAY less bloated drivers then the Live! It's a perfectly acceptable alternative to the EMU based card's IMHO

Never had the V5 though Jealous of that!

I agree WinME gives you bonus points, but even back then I quickly went back to 98SE so is still period correct.
I did dual boot Win2K Pro , back then for when I was doing serous work but now I do prefer the extra stability over 9x