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 Avenger M99, My High End 3dfx system of 1998 / 1999 Cleaned & Rebuilt
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 17/11/2010 :  12:37:19  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

Well my secret project has been completed, I also made pics along the way so here is my 3dfx build, from a 11 year old setup I used in the past, the motherboard is the famous EPoX EP-BX3, I think some of you do remmeber this one all too well.the system is actually from 1998, although the mobo was replaced in 1999 wutha more upgraded version with Pentium !!! support

So here is how I began, By stripping the case to a steel frame, and by removing all the parts and cleaned them with numerous brushes and the vacume cleaner to suck away the dust and dirt, as you can see the parts look like new, including them capacitors on the 11 year old motherboard!

CPU Ram & Mobo:


rear:


CPU.Ram, Mobo VGA, Radio,LAN & Sound card:


Then after this I laid the clean hardware parts on my glass top Table and filled a basin filled with hot water and mixed with Dreft, and I literally scrubbed every plastic and metal part clean, the system was so dusty that there were 3cm blankets of gray wool on some places, as being this system was never cleaned since Q3 2000, so you can imagine why I was coughing here and there hahaha

So here some pics on how I began this job, to resrect this old king of 3D, one oof the pics shows a good idea of befor and after treatment:


Here the cleaned front panels:


Here is the entire case cleaned, this is after treatment, it used to be one mass of gray wool and piles of dust which looked like gray soil


Cleaned case fan and Drive bays and other parts:


Here is a stage when I just installed the CPU, Mobo ram, drives and needed cards


And from the opposite side:


PSU installed, an A-Open 350 Watter btw, + cables tie-wrapped for a neat look and better airflow, later pics show that some of the hull plating has been placed:


The cleaned case shrouds replaced:


The finished result rear right:


And so, here the system nears completion during the final construction stages:


And here the complete result with the side panels attached Blue-Leader Y-Wing Art:


And the other side with the White Pointer Art:


Anyways more to come soon, on how this thing performs, I plan to go for Win 98 SE USA + Un-Official Service Pack 3.0, since this system is typically made for such an OS.

System specs are the following:

Avenger M99

Intel Pentium !!!/E 650Mhz Coppermine S.E.C.C. 2 / Slot 1
3x 128MB PC-100 CL3 Hyundai / Samsung
EPoX EP-BX3 Intel BX440 Chipset
3dfx Voodoo3 3500C AGP 16MB + TV-Out Rev.A 2100
Intel Pro 100/S Desktop Adapter
Philips FM/AM Radio Card 8Bit ISA
Creative Labs AWE64 Gold CT4390
1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 40GB ATA 100

Windows 98SE + UOSP 3.0a
AmigaMerlin 2.9 for V3-3500C

The reason why I went for the Voodoo3, was because of the Golden Fact VA Member Voodooł gave us all:

That the Avenger chips have superb 2D/3D filters, when compared towards from that of other 3dfx Video chips.
This is also why he used a Voodoo3 3500 TV AGP, as I have heard

So this is my little tribute to Voodooł himself, he shall never be forgotten, his spirit within the Force shall live on always

Powered By The Force, x-3dfx & The Jedi Academy

Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 01/04/2013 11:05:27

TheJohnKerrys
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USA
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Posted - 23/07/2011 :  19:16:57  Show Profile  Visit TheJohnKerrys's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice machine man I have at least 3 or 4 epox boards that all have a few caps..you are very fortunate

Edited by - TheJohnKerrys on 23/07/2011 19:23:17
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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540 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2013 :  10:47:38  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Many thanks John

Here some updated pics:


As I have added a 25GB HDD or some extra storage which was a gift from an old computerclub friend of mine
It contained lots of old pics and short video's of my computerclub from 2001,when games were good and LAN parties thrived !

Final Specs:

Avenger M99

Intel Pentium !!!/E 650Mhz Coppermine S.E.C.C. 2 / Slot 1
3x 128MB PC-100 CL3 Hyundai / Samsung
EPoX EP-BX3 Intel BX440 Chipset
3dfx Voodoo3 3500C AGP 16MB + TV-Out Rev.A 4699
Intel Pro 100/S Desktop Adapter
Philips FM/AM Radio Card 8Bit ISA
Creative Labs AWE64 Gold CT4390
Samsung 3.5" Floppy Drive
LG 40x/16x CD/DVD RW-Drive
1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 40GB ATA 100
1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 25GB ATA 100

Windows 2000 Professional UK + Service Pack 4
x-3dfx Community Driver 1.08.00b for the V3-3500C

So here some pics of the updated system


Here you can see the second added HDD drive, that Aluminium coloured one:


Here the might 3dfx Voodoo3 3500C AGP 16MB + TV-Out Rev.A 4699:


And here it's Intel Pro 100 S Desktop Adapter, Packard Bell Radio Card & Creative Labs AWE64 Gold:


Here a video of it in action also letting you hear the sound of the AWE64 Gold playing some 90's Midi songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTauPsbT_uM&list=UUmjeeuweZTi7VDRt5fgH4vQ&index=1

Powered By The Force, x-3dfx & The Jedi Academy

Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 01/04/2013 10:49:58
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 16/05/2013 :  01:06:47  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
ahh, it's always good to see such a machine.

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