I'm building a computer specifically for Quake. I plan on using a pentium II 350 with an AGP slot on the motherboard. I need to know which 3D card is the best for quake (under $300). Also have you heard anything about a Voodo3?
I have a PII 400 myself and am running a Creative Labs TNT card. I run Quake2 at 1024x768 and it is absolutely beautiful! Smoother than silk as well. I would recommend a card with nvidia TNT chipset, I am extremely pleased with mine.
Got a question for you Riva TnT guys on Quake II. I've got a PII 450 with 64MB of PC100 RAM and a CL Graphics Blaster Riva TnT video card. For some strange reason, it plays a little jerky. During the game, it will stop for just a split second and read off the hard drive. As you well know, this split second can be very crucial in this game. I reformatted the hard drive last night and reinstalled everything and it still does it. It's driving me crazy. Running at 800X600 res. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's the video card or something else. Strange thing is, my roommate has exactly the same system as I and his does not do it. Help!!!