Originally Posted by Roller
Well, what GPU are you planning on using for that setup? If you use at least a midrange GPU from that hardware generation along with at least a Pentium III running at 650MHz and more than 256MB of RAM, you will have high enough specs to play games at reasonable fps.
When you get your X-Fi Go! let me know and I'll send you a few updated components that might improve your experience. Also, tweaking buffers might be needed as some titles are stingy about that.
For graphics cards? One of the following, depending on compatibility and features, since they're what I have on hand:
-3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP (T-Buffer effects, Glide support)
-ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128 MB (hardware TRUFORM tessellation, HT&L, Shader Model 1.4, SD video capture)
-STB Voodoo2 12 MB (in case I need Glide 1.x support for early games like MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat's Glide OEM version which don't run on the Voodoo5 natively)
As for sound cards, I'll definitely be using a Turtle Beach Montego II with the Aureal Vortex2 chipset. I may decide to add my Creative SB AWE64 Gold to that if DOS games have stuff missing on the Montego II's SB emulation.
Also note that "reasonable FPS" means "steady 60 FPS" to me, which the BP6 + Radeon 8500 sure couldn't pull off with Unreal Tournament even at 640x480. Quake III Arena fared a bit better due to support for multiple CPUs/cores and HT&L, but I don't like that game as much.
Those are about as demanding as they get for what I'd run on such a computer, though...most of the other games that tend to act up on newer computers would likely run fine. I'd just have to do some more testing.
Edited by NamelessPFG - 9/16/12 at 10:12pm