Thanks for all the replies!
Thanks for your graphs. I've seen them before and they're a great reference. It seems like a Voodoo 1 card doesn't see any real gains beyond a 500mhz CPU. Really though, I'm just interested in making it work without killing it.
Originally, our offline conversation had me thinking that I wanted to try to pair it with the V3 3000 in my 1ghz NetVista. However, after many years of searching for the right deal, I was finally able to snag an ABIT BH6 v1.1 mainboard on eBay. Now really, this board is outclassed by pretty much everything else I own. I even have an ASUS TUSL2-C that would make a much better system. Heck, even the NetVista has an i815 board which is better. Still, I'm bitten by the nostalgia bug.
In 1998 I built a PC with a BH6 and a Celeron 300a, which I overclocked to 450mhz. Yep, I was one of those guys. We had a nasty heat-wave in the summer of 1999. One day I decided to check my e-mail without turning on the AC. My poor little BH6 apparently could not handle the heat. I replaced it with a BM6, but I've always had fond memories of using and working with that BH6. While I remember using the Voodoo 1 with the Celeron 300a, I was thinking of maxing out the BH6 with a 850mhz coppermine and Voodoo 3 3500. The V3 would be the primary card and the V1 would handle the occasional game that gives it trouble.
In that configuration, the BH6 makes much more sense than the i815 NetVista. With its ISA slots I can pop in an AWE64 and get good DOS legacy sound compatibility. Since the NetVista has no ISA slots, I'm stuck with the SB Live that I'm currently using with it. Also, as I mentioned to you previously offline, I'd like to avoid building any more system images for it. I'm really kinda sick of futzing with my NetVista.
So anyway, what do you all think? ABIT BH6, 850mhz coppermine, Voodoo 3 3500 AGP, Voodoo 1 PCI, AWE64, and maybe even a nice ISA hardware modem to give it that late-90s flavor. I've even got a spare 3Com 3C-905B NIC lying around that I could put in it. I'm kinda thinking that it could be an ultimate 3dfx gaming rig that should run anything prior to 2002.