Sphere478 wrote on 2022-05-28, 09:47:
SolidSonicTH wrote on 2022-05-28, 09:44:
I've got a pair of Voodoo 2 cards arriving today. […]
I've got a pair of Voodoo 2 cards arriving today.
This is the picture from the eBay listing:
They were pricey but worth it (if ever so slightly) in order to pursue the concept build I have in mind for them.
Oooo whatcha drop on those?
What are you gonna put em in?
$395. >_> Very pricey but actually about $100 less than the next item up. I originally tried to offer $325 but I realized at the price they were at they wouldn't last long (I learned my lesson on that as recently as the day before as someone sent me an offer for $80 on a 3.5"/5.25" combo drive, which was actually a great price but I waited and someone snapped it up) so I just pulled the trigger and paid full price.
It's part of an SBC "concept" build (meaning I'm building around a specific design target -- I've done PC projects like this before but this is the first time I've done one with a retro build). You can see some of the other parts I've already got here (although now I'm using a different backplane). The idea behind this build is to see what kind of performance I can get out of a system without an AGP slot. Since I saw that SBC video from LGR I've been interested in trying to make one myself and it helps that, as far as I can tell, no SBC would also let me use an AGP slot it's a match made in heaven.
I've also got a Turtle Beach sound card of some sort with an Aureal Vortex chip on it (don't know the exact spec, it's one of these, I believe), some floppy drives, and a massive full tower case (Rosewill Throne) as of now (needed the full tower in order to get enough expansion slots for the 8-slot backplane).
Despite the girth of the case I actually need to have it modified in order to fit the SBC because it slams up against the drive rails (the case, quite unnecessarily I think, can support 10 HDDs). I'm going to take it to a metal shop on Tuesday to see if there's anything that can be done (as I lack those sorts of tools and...frankly I'd rather not have to use them if I can avoid it). I'm also probably going to drill out new standoff holes because these backplanes always seem to be missing several ATX-standard holes (despite the fact I'm using a backplane that has an ATX power connector).