First post, by d3vilsadvocate
I'm going down the rabbit hole: after a bit of research I bought an Asus P2B-D 440BX board with a P3 Tualatin 1Ghz preinstalled and 3x256MB RAM (3 different brands 🤣, what could possibly go wrong?). I decided to start *somewhere* and then build things around that.
I'm struggling with my GPU purchase. On one hand, I'd like to get a Voodoo card and considered getting a V3 3000 just because it's "easy" overall. The idea is to get early W95-W98 games running (those that don't work on newer systems) but at the same time I'd like to have solid performance for later W98 games like Drakan and Quake 3. And ofc I'd like to maintain as much DOS compatibility as possible. Basically the same as most people. I currently don't have the space for 2 or even 3 retro builds.
So now I'm considering a Geforce 4 (Ti) in combination with a Voodoo 2, would that be a solid solution? Does the G4 provide ok enough DOS compatibility or will I run into foreseeable issues?
Also I'm wondering if I could then output the signal via DVI to my current monitor (with an HDMI adapter) since I don't currently have the space for a newer monitor...?
Btw I intend to run this with a modern Seasonic PSU that can provide 25 AMP on the 3 and 5 Volts rails (125W together). I wanna keep this as simple to build and "silent" as possible. I'm considering running the whole system with a fan control panel and noctua fans only used on everything including the CPU and GPU if possible.
Any insights greatly appreciated