First post, by Shponglefan
My attempt at an "ultimate" Windows XP setup. Main goal was to recreate the monitor & audio setup I had back in the early 2000's. And then play some Battlefield 2 and SimCity 4. 😁
I may upgrade the sound card to an X-Fi in the near future. For now it's got the Audigy card instead.
Also have a GTX 980 Ti on hand that I thought about trying. I know there are unofficial drivers to allow it to work in XP, but that might be complete overkill.
CPU: Intel E8400 Dual Core @ 3GHz
MB: Asus P5Q-E
GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 980Ti
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 (4GB total)
Audio: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium
Primary Storage: 250GB Samsung EVO 840 SSD
Secondary Storage: 500GB Samsung EVO 840 SSD
Removeable Storage: LG DVD Rewriter
Case: Fractal Design Focus G
Cooling: Be Quiet Shadowrock 2 Cooler, 2x Corsair ML120 120mm fans (CPU cooler/rear), 2x Fractal Design 120mm fans (front)
Power Supply: Seasonic 750W Prime 80 Plus Gold
Monitor: NEC Multisync LCD2170NX 21 inch monitor
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 2.1
OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
edited (April 3, 2022):
Made a few upgrades adding the GeForce 980Ti, X-Fi sound card, and NEC 21-inch LCD monitor.