TrashPanda wrote on 2023-05-01, 12:02:
slap a pair of GTX 580ti cards on it and turn it into a nice late XP gaming box.
Maybe a typo or oversight on your part, but I don't believe there ever was a Ti version of the GTX 580.
That said, I have a matched trio of EVGA GTX 580s on the way for my 1155 build, so I could do 3x SLI, but I'm only going to use 2 and put the third one on the shelf for a backup. Maybe I'll use all 3 to benchmark VS just using 2 though, just to get the numbers.
Minutemanqvs wrote on 2023-05-01, 14:59:
Nobody wants "server" CPUs, it's a hassle to find ATX mainboards and coolers compared to the more standard options...I have about 15 of them just randomly lying around and nobody wants them. One day the'll just finish at the recycler.
That's really funny to me, because unless I'm mistaken, the server variety of CPUs are generally better binned and more reliable, all other specs being identical. They just don't have the recognizable model printed on them.
gerry wrote on 2023-05-01, 18:58:
XP mainstream support ended in 2009 (extended to 2014 for sp3), Vista was out from 2007 and LGA1366 in 2008
it would have been less common by 2008 to see new PCs being sold in mainstream outlets with XP
That's true for new PCs in that time, however there were many like myself who skipped the Vista OS entirely due to the myriad of issues it was known for and it developed a pretty terrible reputation, so I ran XP all the way until Windows 7 was released. I never installed Vista on any of my PCs. For me, a 1366 system is definitely synonymous with a late XP system. But if I build one now, I will dual boot XP and 7.