Pure 2000s Windows XP Gaming Build

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lingle98
Andrew Lingle
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Benton, United States
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Pure 2000s Windows XP Gaming Build

So, in an attempt to re-live my childhood, I decided to go all out Windows XP in this retro-ish build. It started because I am collecting a bunch of retro tech and games! I found out that, short of using a virtual machine, you can't natively run 16 bit games and apps on Windows 10. Mainly, I wanted to play my childhood favorite, Tonka Construction! So, only $500 of credit card debt later, I have built an entire Windows XP system. I sourced many new components, but some used parts. I found the Dell monitor at a local Goodwill, received a GTX 760ti as payment for working on a friend's computer, found a NVIDIA 9800GT on https://www.discountelectronics.com/ for $5, and purchased an AMD Phenom II X4 965 on ebay for $35. The most expensive part of this build was the retail copy of XP I found on ebay for about $90. Now I can re-live my childhood and experience my retro game collection on the most awesome computer from the Windows XP era!
Color(s): Black Blue Red
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Retro
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 40.50
AMD - Phenom II X4 965
Cores: 4
Socket: AM3
Motherboard
Gigabyte - 970A-DS3P
Chipset: 970
CPU Socket: AM3+
Memory Support: DDR3
Memory
$ 20.99
Crucial - Generic
Capacity: 4 GB
Type: DDR4
Graphics
EVGA - 9800 GT Akimbo
Chip: 9800 GT
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Graphics
NVIDIA - GTX 760 TI OEM
Chip: GTX 760 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Storage
$ 33.25
Kingston - A400
Capacity: 120 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
PSU
Corsair - RM750x (discontinued)
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case
$ 64.94
Fractal Design - Focus G, Black
Motherboard Support: ATX
Side Panel: Window
Type: Mid-Tower
Cooling
$ 69.99
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 LED Turbo
Compatibilty: AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA 1150, LGA 1151, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 1366, LGA 2011, LGA 2011-3
Height in mm: 163
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Monitor
$ 55.00
Dell - E2014H
Native Resolution: 1600 x 900
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 35.99
Thermaltake - Commander
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 35.99
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