Hey, l am a noob here.
I was able to put this system together using Loew's patches, Phil's awesome videos and website, and the know-how and content contained within the Vogons community. Thank you guys!
Scavenging around, i put some parts together and purchased a voodoo 3 and sb0100 card to build the following.
P5Q deluxe build (S775, p45, ICH10). It is running a Q9650 @ 3.6 Ghz with 8 gb of ddr2 at 1066 Mhz.
I am running a win 98 se sp 2.1, win xp pro sp3 dual boot from a 240 gb Kinston ssd paritioned 32GB fat32 for win 98se and the rest in ntfs for win xp pro. I also have a dvd rom and 2x 500 gb drives to srore my games in ntfs format, I use systernals ntfs drivers for win 98.
I use this rig for my older games that will not run on my modern 5950x rig.
Win 98 uses Voodoo 3 3000 pci and sb live sb0100. Win xp runs with a AMD HD 5770 1 gb card, with acess to the voodoo 3 of course. I like to call it my Frankenstein build. Latter on I might be looking to possibly adding my AMD RX570 4gb as a base card to triple boot into win 7 as well. Or even adding a V1 on a pcie to pci adaptor for retro compatibility, but I have no real justification to do that exept for MW 2 and possibly Tomb Raider or Decent 3, if I can find copies of those games cheap.
Anyway, I would be interested to hear what you guys think about my newly built rig?
I guess my question is, am I creating a game incompatibility hole between win 98 and wi xp setups by lack of a faster gpu on win 98? I do have a GF6800GS pcie laying around that I can throw in, but it will not play nice with my voodoo 3 pci on win 98 (boot freeze).
Another question, is if it worth it to get a V1 upgrade when I could eventually play those games on PCem on my modern rig.
P5Q Deluxe, Q9650, 8 gb ddr2
Win98SE: Voodoo 3 3000 SG pci + SB0100
WinXP Pro SP3: AMD HD 5770