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First post, by mastergamma12

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Here's my XP and 7 Gaming Rig

Specs are as following

Intel Core i7 980x
DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
EVGA Geforce GTX 480
12GB Crucial Balistics Sports DDR3 1600 @ 1333
Creative X-FI Xtreme Music
Intel 730 SSD with split 120gb/120gb partitions for XP and 7
WD 500GB HDD for XP game storage
Hitachi 1TB HDD for 7 Game Storage
Lite-On Lightscribe DVD RW
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w Black
Corsair Vengeance C70 (Green)

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Last edited by mastergamma12 on 2021-10-28, 04:22. Edited 12 times in total.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 1 of 42, by sacri

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Hi,

Great neo-retro rig! Put some 3dmark 2001 scores too!

My neo-retro is:

  • P8Z68 Deluxe
  • I7-2600K @ 4300Mhz with Noctua D12
  • 16G some low latency Corsairs
  • SB XFI
  • GTX Titan
  • Windows XP & XP 64

I am running all latest drivers, so the '3d pissing contest' performance could be a lot better. But xp era games runs just fine.

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Reply 2 of 42, by mastergamma12

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Took the plung and ordered a 980x. Hope it works.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 3 of 42, by mastergamma12

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sacri wrote on 2020-09-19, 14:46:
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Hi,

Great neo-retro rig! Put some 3dmark 2001 scores too!

My neo-retro is:

  • P8Z68 Deluxe
  • I7-2600K @ 4300Mhz with Noctua D12
  • 16G some low latency Corsairs
  • SB XFI
  • GTX Titan
  • Windows XP & XP 64

I am running all latest drivers, so the '3d pissing contest' performance could be a lot better. But xp era games runs just fine.

rigi_2019.jpg

Thanks

I'll upload a 3dmark 2001 score once I get my 980x.

Last edited by Stiletto on 2020-09-20, 04:48. Edited 1 time in total.

uEDP4sw.png

The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 4 of 42, by GokuSS4

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you could try to use a little bit more RAM with a small Patch 😀

Windows XP on newer Systems (Intel >Haswell/AMD Ryzen)

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Intel Core i3-3220 | ASRock H77 Pro4-M | 8GB DDR3-1600 | 7950GT
WinME Intel Core2Duo E5800 | ASRock 775i65G R3.0 | 512MB DDR1-400

Reply 5 of 42, by mastergamma12

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GokuSS4 wrote on 2020-09-20, 00:18:

you could try to use a little bit more RAM with a small Patch 😀

Windows XP on newer Systems (Intel >Haswell/AMD Ryzen)

I'll take a look at it later. Thanks for the heads up.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 6 of 42, by sacri

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4G ram is fine in all XP games, XP64 does not use more while just running games. Performance in XP can be boosted by using tweaked or even modofied drivers along modernish harware. I had my old setup that is fully supported by XP.

No problems at all and games run nicely in high refresh rates with modern displays in full detail levels.

Reply 7 of 42, by mastergamma12

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Tested my dual gtx 280s with this board to confirm it supports SLI, it does so that's a relief.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 8 of 42, by Shagittarius

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sacri wrote on 2020-09-19, 14:46:
Hi, […]
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Hi,

Great neo-retro rig! Put some 3dmark 2001 scores too!

My neo-retro is:

  • P8Z68 Deluxe
  • I7-2600K @ 4300Mhz with Noctua D12
  • 16G some low latency Corsairs
  • SB XFI
  • GTX Titan
  • Windows XP & XP 64

I am running all latest drivers, so the '3d pissing contest' performance could be a lot better. But xp era games runs just fine.

rigi_2019.jpg

What Titan is that? My i9 9900k with an RTX 2080ti only scores, 103k. I know its diminishing returns and largely based on pure CPU clocks, but given that my 780Ti scores 65k, I'm curious what generation of Titan you are using, and if using the 7x0 gen of titan what modifications you made to score that high. I guess the 4.3 Ghz overclock could make up for a lot of that since the 780 I'm running on a stock 5690, I don't know what typical for 3dMark2001 which is mostly CPU bound though.

Reply 9 of 42, by sacri

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GTX titan, 700 series. The Original.

I have done no modifications to drivers what so ever. AA disabled, fsync of, pre render frames to 1, that's about it so no DLL tweaks or such.

I wanted to make a simple XP pc for certain time period games and I wanted it to be stable and it is. Actually, I bought all components except for the Titan and currently installed SB when those were new.

Reply 10 of 42, by Shagittarius

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sacri wrote on 2020-09-21, 13:38:

GTX titan, 700 series. The Original.

I have done no modifications to drivers what so ever. AA disabled, fsync of, pre render frames to 1, that's about it so no DLL tweaks or such.

I wanted to make a simple XP pc for certain time period games and I wanted it to be stable and it is. Actually, I bought all components except for the Titan and currently installed SB when those were new.

That's an incredibly good score , I guess I underestimated raw CPU cycles effect on #DMark2001SE, Do you have scores for that machine for 03 or 05, I'd be interested to see how they line up with scores for my 780ti in particular. I'd considered getting a Titan (As its the last official XP supported NVidia card), but I didn't think the capabilities would be that great, not that I really think I need more than the 780ti for XP games but overpowered is the name of the game for my backwards compat rigs.

Reply 11 of 42, by mastergamma12

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980x works and the ram now defaults to 1600 though I downclocked it to 1333 manually, I'll update the photos later.

Last edited by mastergamma12 on 2020-09-25, 19:24. Edited 1 time in total.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 13 of 42, by mastergamma12

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I updated the desktop photos to reflect the cpu upgrade.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 14 of 42, by mastergamma12

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Also ordered a 980x sticker from Intel via this link

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=94651 … 4f9fd73f6fc1c26

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 15 of 42, by mastergamma12

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Sticker came in, looks quiet nice.

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 16 of 42, by Katmai500

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sacri wrote on 2020-09-19, 14:46:
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Hi,

Great neo-retro rig! Put some 3dmark 2001 scores too!

My neo-retro is:

  • P8Z68 Deluxe
  • I7-2600K @ 4300Mhz with Noctua D12
  • 16G some low latency Corsairs
  • SB XFI
  • GTX Titan
  • Windows XP & XP 64

I am running all latest drivers, so the '3d pissing contest' performance could be a lot better. But xp era games runs just fine.

rigi_2019.jpg

As someone who is still running an i7-2600K @ 4.5 GHz in my main rig, this gave me a good laugh.

Reply 17 of 42, by mastergamma12

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Switched out the V850 for a Powerspec (Microcenter brand) 550 80+Bronze unit as I needed it for something else, I doubt I'm going to use SLI on here anytime soon. Might change the case to something that looks more like a late 2000's case down the road though.

uEDP4sw.png

The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 19 of 42, by mastergamma12

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-11-24, 01:40:

That looks like a great XP setup to me

Thanks 😀

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)