First post, by Jackhead
I would like to show my newest retro build PC.
The Goal is to build a Windows XP machine based on fastest AGP GPU and 939 CPU .
So ok a HD3850 + a 939 Athlon 64 FX60.
I also like to mix new components with old stuff of the timeline.
Another goal was to keep the system silent with some nice cable managment.
So after some research i choose the follow components:
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 with insulation
Board: Asus P8V DELUXE Rev 2.0 Sockel 939
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX60 @ 2,8GHz AIO Corsair H100i Platinum
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD3850 AGP @ 720/950 MHz Accelero Mono Plus
PSU: 550W OCZ
Audio: Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
RAM: 4x 512MB DDR PC3200 Corsair XMS
HDD: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB (on promise raid controller)
OS: Windows XP Pro 32bit
First mod was to get the AIO on the Athlon. It was a really easy job at the end. All i have to do was using the intel clamps with some dremel action on the holes.
After that i removed the CPU bracket, but leave the back one for the screws of the AIO. The mounting was a bit to high so another dremel action 😀:
Tests show anything fit perfect, CPU 30-50° max. I also installed a fan control because asus quite is pain in the ass.. So i slowed down the Fans near silent.
Next step was to change the front USB (USB 3.0 -> 2.0)
The HD3850 Fan is fancy one. Sometimes he is complete off and than with load 100% on, there is nothing between.
So i decide to switch the cooler. I found a really nice one from Arctic. It still supports the HD3850 what is pretty nice for a new cooler.