Reply 40 of 55, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo
Jasin Natael wrote on 2021-10-04, 13:53:
I was just lucky and did some searching by generic board model, not by "3DFX Voodoo" or anything like that.
Yeah, if it has "3dfx" or "Voodoo" in title or description, prices will skyrocket.
So far I managed to "ninja purchase" three Voodoos.
The first one was in autumn of 2020. I got four complete machines for the symbolic price of 1€. They were in the middle of nowhere and there wasn't much info on them, so nobody was willing to drive there. I won a gigantic lot on Ebay (10 machines for 200€. Mostly newer ones like LGA1155, 775 and AM3, but also a Socket 370), so I was heading in that direction anyway. While on the way to the second location, "Hopefully there's a Voodoo or an ISA Sound Blaster in one of these machines" went through my head. And I got both! Voodoo2 12MB and SB16 PnP.
Now that I finally had a few systems with ISA bus, I was searching for "ISA sound card" on Ebay. Found an interesting lot named "ISA sound cards lot" consisting of a Voodoo3 2000, AWE32 PnP Value and a Vibra16 with a real OPL3 chip. All untested, but they work! Paid 60€ for the whole lot. Shipping included.
Number 3 was recently. I spotted a junk lot on Ebay, containing a Voodoo Banshee + 32 other cards. Got it for 50€. Sadly the Banshee has damaged VRAM. 🙁 But there was also a highend graphic cards for old Apple machines between the cards.
This is how you ninja purchase Voodoos. Don't expect to find any bargains when searching for "3dfx".