Close up of motherboard, CPU fan/heatsink, RAM, RGB exhaust fans, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.
Front intake fan, IDE ribbon/cable wiring, optical drive, HDD, RAM, Motherboard.
Front of case.
With side panel installed.
Top view of case exhaust vent with fans.
Athlon XP Vintage Build
This build was made with vintage parts from my old Athlon XP PC which I used back in the early 2000's. It hadn't been turned on in about 14 years but I decided it would be a fun project to rebuild it to be the best possible version of itself. It took about 2 months and countless hours to finish but in the end i'm very proud of the way it turned out and on top of that I learned a hell of a lot about working with old components/OS's. The original parts I was able to use were the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz CPU, OEM copper heatsink, MSI MS-7021 KT4V motherboard, Soundblaster Live! and ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro video card. I was able to find new IDE cables, IDE DVD-ROM, USB 2.0 adapter for the front ports, CPU fan, RGB exhaust fans and Corsair PSU between Amazon and Micro Center. On eBay I purchased authentic copies of Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista 32-bit with product key's. I installed both in order to run a dual boot to take advantage of the benefits of each. I was able to find and download all the latest drivers for each OS which was very tedious as well. I installed the components in a new Corsair Carbide Series 100R case.