I recently built myself this Overkill XP system with parts from my loft stash , it's my 2nd retro build after the 98se one I built earlier this year.
Had a few headaches getting the 7970 to work in XP but eventually swapped the motherboard to another z77 and it works great now.
It's built using all my own old parts that have been in the loft for a while except for the PSU which I bought off ebay so it's cost me £20 + time which is great.
Coolermaster Centurion 520
Z77 Asus Maximus V Formula
8gb Corsair Dominator 2133mhz
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 (2 cores and ht disabled)
Asus HD7970 ghz edition Direct CUII
750gb hdd sata
Corsair CX500 PSU
2x Coolermaster red led fans
It's absolutely bonkers fast for XP which is what I wanted , to play all the old games max res max aa etc , so far , loving it.
Next build will be a late 90's build with recently acquired V3's , do need to source parts for that though as I have very little in the way of stuff from that era , it was all chucked away out of my old house's loft when I split with my ex wife (not by me 🙄)
Here's some pics , only off my phone so excuse if they're a bit crap.
EDIT : Oh yeah , I need to change those case badges 🤣.
And the SN30pro works beautifully on XP , I was surprised.
Win 98se Overkill
P4 2.8ghz 800
Geforce 4 ti4400 128mb agp
Asus p4p800-e Deluxe
i7 3770k @4.4ghz -2 cores -ht
Asus Z77 Maximus V Formula
8gb Corsair Dominator DDR3
Asus hd7970 3gb Direct CUII Ghz Edition