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My VIA C3 Nehemiah all-rounder build

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Reply 20 of 22, by Bancho

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bloodem wrote on Yesterday, 07:54:

Thanks! The bus speed control through software does sound very nice 😀
The only "problem" I see would be the need for a slotket (I usually try to avoid these for my builds).

If you stick with the MSI MS-6905 2.0 Master Sloket you shouldn't have any problems.

Its my main retro PC now. It ticks all the boxes for me in regards to sound, gfx and flexibility. I am thinking of removing the back plate from the Matrox M3D and place it in the shared PCI slot so I can add a SB Live purely for Win98 Sound (No DOS Compatibility installation) .

Reply 21 of 22, by mothergoose729

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Bancho wrote on Yesterday, 08:40:
bloodem wrote on Yesterday, 07:54:

Thanks! The bus speed control through software does sound very nice 😀
The only "problem" I see would be the need for a slotket (I usually try to avoid these for my builds).

If you stick with the MSI MS-6905 2.0 Master Sloket you shouldn't have any problems.

Its my main retro PC now. It ticks all the boxes for me in regards to sound, gfx and flexibility. I am thinking of removing the back plate from the Matrox M3D and place it in the shared PCI slot so I can add a SB Live purely for Win98 Sound (No DOS Compatibility installation) .

I use an Audigy 2ZS for windows and it's pretty great. The DAC is very clean, but even with SPDIF it sounds a bit better than all of my other 98 sound cards .

Reply 22 of 22, by Warlord

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bloodem wrote on Yesterday, 06:24:

Sounds very interesting! Any advantage in using the Gigabyte BX board (which seems to be very popular in conjunction with VIA C3) as opposed to other boards?
I'm thinking of building a VIA C3 platform myself and I'm still doing research regarding potential motherboards. 😀

same seen this build before more than once but I like to make my own builds. I have a ABIT slotket III which does everything the MSI one does at least regarding a C3. Nobody ever mentions it.