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    hi all

    i am gonna be building a decent xp gaming era pc (early/mid 2000s - early 2010s)

    i have my mobo (evga Nforce 780i) (socket 775)
    i have my eax sound card (creative sound blaster fatal1ty fps edition)
    i have my hdds, dvd/rw drive and floppy drive

    thinking of upgrading the processor to a Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 but prices are weird on ebay etc and most of the cheapest ones seem to come from china and not sure if to go for that.

    i not sure which graphics card to go with to cover that era, if anyone if any ideas what to good fit (was thinking maybe a 1gb or 1.5gb pci-e)

    the cpu cooler, ram, case, case fans and psu will get at later date
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    Hi
    I have a Xeon E5450 which I ran flawlessly at 3.69Ghz before upgrading to a 4790K.
    If I had a better motherboard I could have probably squeased 4ghz out of it.
    It is already modified to work in a socket 775 motherboard.
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...ds=33083,33921
    Practically the same cpu.

    Let me know if thats of any interest to you.

    Alex

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    Ive got a boxed gtx 260

    unboxed
    570 gtx
    the monster that is ati 5970 dual gpu. Ive not got a case big enough to try this lol its a bit long

    if you fancy trying to fix ive got 770 gtx locks up a few seconds into anything 3D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Pyst View Post
    Hi
    I have a Xeon E5450 which I ran flawlessly at 3.69Ghz before upgrading to a 4790K.
    If I had a better motherboard I could have probably squeased 4ghz out of it.
    It is already modified to work in a socket 775 motherboard.
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...ds=33083,33921
    Practically the same cpu.

    Let me know if thats of any interest to you.

    Alex

    sorry i got the wrong mobo model - it the next up 780i

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sardine View Post
    Ive got a boxed gtx 260

    unboxed
    570 gtx
    the monster that is ati 5970 dual gpu. Ive not got a case big enough to try this lol its a bit long

    if you fancy trying to fix ive got 770 gtx locks up a few seconds into anything 3D.
    which would best run games from early 2000s/early xp - early 2010/early/mid vista era

    most games i have are from 2005-2010

    try to build a xp era machine to covers the early xp and late xp era
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    Tbh, I bought quite a few older cpu's from AliExpress and they all work fine...

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn MI 8 met Tapatalk
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    I started going down the rabbit hole of building a beast of an XP machine, then just settled on building one early to just pre vista (Athlon 64), and use my Windows 7 (i5, 1060 OC) machine for late XP games. I haven't found any XP game that hasn't worked on 7 (yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murugan View Post
    Tbh, I bought quite a few older cpu's from AliExpress and they all work fine...

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn MI 8 met Tapatalk
    ok i will have a look but never sure about aliexpress sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by beorn View Post
    I started going down the rabbit hole of building a beast of an XP machine, then just settled on building one early to just pre vista (Athlon 64), and use my Windows 7 (i5, 1060 OC) machine for late XP games. I haven't found any XP game that hasn't worked on 7 (yet).
    i have though that but i thinking why not and i have time and patience and also try a save having so much different machines around
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    i found a Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

    i got a gtx 580 graphics card

    thank you to all who replied to this thread

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