First post, by Almoststew1990
Today I tried building a basic XP PC for a few games I wanted to play: Rise of Nations, Halo, Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter (no idea what this is yet), Empire Earth 2....
I wanted something compact. My usual go-to M-ATX 775 and E8500 combo sadly has died (this is the very first "retro" motherboard I bought, so F in chat for this board). I then went for an AM2 Athlon II x3 board but this was really quite loud and hot and has a weird intermittent USB issue, so that build was canned to. Then I moved onto a Socket 939 Athlon 3200+ which was going fine (and nice and quiet using the same modern cooler as the AM2 system, weirdly) but had a very not intermittent USB problem where no usb ports or front panel usb ports would work once I installed various chipset drivers. Both AMD boards with USB issues used Nvidia chipsets coincidentally...
Anyway I considered my Pentium 4 build but couldn't get up the enthusiasm to do a fully IDE build and threw a big sulk and I haven't played anything at all this evening...
I realised I have quite a mix of AMD and Intel boards (plus 1 fully VIA board).
Main PC (3700X)
Socket 775 x2
1156 with an i7 860
1155 with some kind of i3
Does your collection tend to be more intel or AMD based?
Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce 1070ti | 1Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
Athlon 3200+ @ 3800+ (Venice) | Some Ram | Nvidia GeForce GTX645 / 7950GT
Slot 1 896MHz | 384Mb 112MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce 3 ti200 | AWE32