First post, by Klw2
I have a Compaq EVO 2.2GHZ that I plan to put together with 512 Mb RAM, a SoundBlaster Live 5.1 audio board and I have a choice of a few video cards in my old parts bin.
GeForce FX 5900
TNT2 Pro 16
TNT2 Standard 32
Workstation Nvidea Quadro AGP.. not sure which model
I will install Win 98SE and the card needs compatibility for that and DOS, I don't care about Win 3.1.
I rarely play any FPS or RPG games, mostly Sierra or Lucas Arts Point n Click, some games like Dune 2000 etc., so the video card may not be super important, but I would like to use the est one that works with my games and may be able to play games that require more video resources (FPS, etc.) when my son swings by. I have read a lot of posts here on video cards and looked at Phil's Lab videos, but haven't found what might be the better card for me in this machine.
I may also build a 486 or P2 Win 98 machine that is less powerful, targeted at older Sierra, Lucas Arts games as well, so one of the cards will go there. I know it sounds like I'm building 2 machines to do the same thing and I guess I am, but I'm not very knowledgeable about which video card would be better suited for each machine.