Athlon XP Vintage Build

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Jazzygamer78
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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.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
AMD - Athlon XP 3200+
Socket: AM2
Cores: 1
Motherboard
Memory
Corsair - CMX1024 (2x)
Type: DDR
Capacity: 1 GB
Graphics
AMD - Radeon
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: HD 7700
Storage
$ 98.68
Seagate - Maxtor 6L250R0
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
Corsair - Enthusiast TX650
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
Case
$ 370.00
Corsair - Carbide 100R
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 9.99
upHere - 3-Pack White LED
Size: 120 mm
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