Exotic Windows XP Build

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Kithylin, Dec 6, 2021.

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    marinescuiuri

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    great build.
     
    marinescuiuri, Jan 13, 2022
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    Thanks. I actually picked up a RTX 3070 Ti for my main computer a few weeks or a month ago and I've been playing a lot of newer games lately so this has sat idle. It's just sitting in the other room though. I'll get back to playing it again. I'm kinda sad the NVME drive idea for it didn't work though.
     
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    man, I like to hear the hdd search for data, spinning there.

    never had 2 hdds in raid mode.

    i5 3470T arrived today, for a xp low power build. remember i wanted to do one and was searching for refurbished pc's that can take xp? fujitsu siemens esprimo e710 is the new candidate.

    i wish to keep gaming maximum once per week, some classics like red alert 2 and heroes 3. nothing brain taxing. have a family now, and the brain cells are numbered, they are not infinite. i will need them for my family.

    your build is an apex for windows XP. there is still room for improvment, and that's a good thing.
     
    marinescuiuri, Jan 14, 2022
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    Personally I don't want to rely on spinning drives any more for any of my computers. It's not about the speed it's that spinning drives tend to die and solid state drives are infinitely more reliable. My windows XP computer is running on a SATA SSD through an IDE adapter. This WinXP system runs on two SATA SSD's. My modern gaming computer only runs on NVME drives, etc. The only thing I have with spinning drives still in the house is my old 2008 file server and I'm wanting to replace it with high capacity SATA SSD's later this summer or this fall 2022 if the price of the 2-4 TB ones drop cheap enough.

    Yeah this is sort of a "Basic apex build" using "Desktop" parts. I could still switch it over to "HEDT" with Intel's X79 platform and I have a big and sexy copper water block for either a GTX 780 Ti or a Titan Black one day. All of that would be XP compatible. And I have a Samsung 950 Pro NVME drive that's bootable in older systems. I've done some searching online and some people have ported NVME drivers to XP but I haven't spent the time to really go in-depth and try to find one that works yet. I know this build as it is may seem super fast for XP as it is but I still have my sights on other things that would be faster and still fully compatible with XP too.
     
    Kithylin, Jan 14, 2022
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    marinescuiuri

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    bill gates would be proud. this is my man, once you get older, too much speed is hard to follow.

    once i double click something i like it to take a second or two for opening. might be just nostalgia or the fact that i got used to slower systems. God knows. with the intel core 2 duo windows xp was already very fast. with i5, it will go faster. so i might, in time, look for a more classic build. this time amd cpu way. maximum 2002.

    congratulations once more for that computer. hope one day to be an apex retro battlestation. very good work.
     
    marinescuiuri, Jan 15, 2022
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    Maybe you but myself as I get older I find I'm more *NOT* wanting to wait on anything. I rather the computer get done with whatever it is I tasked it to do faster so I can either get on to gaming or go do something else. Waiting on things is my enemy mostly.
     
    Kithylin, Jan 19, 2022
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