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Staz

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2001
Location
Lafayette, La.
I have been wqanting to build a system since I got a game for x-mas and couldn't play it on my coockie cutter compaq. I spent a lot of time researching which components would be best to use. Here's what I finnally decided on:

Iwill kk266 rev 1.2
1GHz (266fsb) T-Bird (it'a an AXIA)
256mb PC133 cas2 ram from crucial
3D Proffett 4500 64mb
30GB W/D caviar 7200rpm ATA100 hard drive
12x Creative Labs DVD ovation drive
Teac floppie
Stuffing it in an Antec sx830 case and cooling it with a Swiftec MC462A

The problem is the video card isn't avalilbe yet. So when compusa had a I/O Magic TNT2 32mb PCI card I figured that I would get that to hold me over till 4/16/01 when the 3D Proffett 4500 supsedly due out. I put the system together and it was horribly unstable. The only way to get it stable was to set performance at basic accelerator funtions under advanced display proporties. I narrowed it down to the video card. I tried the via 4in1 drivers ver 4.23 &4.29 TNT2 drivers and detonator drivers. Nothing helped. So to check out the card I put it in the compaq and it works great.

My wife gave me a $1000 allowance for this project (she has half the money and all the p#&&y so she gets to set the allowance) and I have already spent $818

Does anyone have a simmilar system? If so what video card are you useing? Should I wait for the Kyro II based card (the waiting is killing me but it is only one more week, supposededly, [the only one takeing preorders right now is Electronic Boutiques])?

Or is there another card that will offer near GF2 GTS quality for about $150?
 

klosters64a

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2000
Location
Seattle, Wa
I think that I'd bide my time until I had the Prophet in my hot little hand. The Kyro II is a great Vidcard, but as of now its Achille's Heel is that it doesn't support hardware T&L. The Kyro III allegedly will--but if too many people don't buy the Kyro II..
 
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Staz

Staz

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2001
Location
Lafayette, La.
I was gonna wait but it was killin' me. So I got on Hercules web site and found a number for a public relations represenitive. Called her this morning and she said that the release of the 4500 had been pushed back until mid May.

I said "Mid May? I thought it was suposed to be released mid april?"

she said it was but that the release had been pushed back at least until mid May.

I just can,t wait that long

please see thread
 

klosters64a

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2000
Location
Seattle, Wa
I'd post Q's re the best GF for your mainboard. When you get enough answers to see a consensus, go for that one. It's difficult to take the time when you have a hot mosheen that's waiting on one component, but if you don't you can wind up with a bad Vidcard(for your particular box), and without the money to buy the right one.