What platform to use for a 32 bit Windows XP gaming pc
I have a socket 939 rig that is my xp gamer and still runs quite well, but it's getting so long in the tooth anything could happen and I am considering building a backup.
Wondering what I should start with as the basis of the machine.
( honestly not sure all of the ones listed are XP compatible. )
My options are
AM 1 5150 Top ASUS mini ITX board
FM 2 6800k on MSI's top FM 2 motherboard A85XA-G65
AM 3 790FX with phenom or thuban ( have a ton of them)
AM 3 NF 980 G65 phenom or thuban
AM 2 790GX with 7850 dual core
AM 3 + 990FX UD5 or CHV-Z and FX 8 core
Most likely be using a 9800 GT or 9800GTX+ for the graphics card - is there much point in going with anything newer?
Planning the XP install to be on a 40 gb Intel SSD ( should be plenty for xp, yes? )with a 750 gb WD Black or 1 tb blue for game storage.
Ram - only need 2 gb right?
Also in the works is a rebuild of my windows 98 gamer - Dell XPS pentium III 733 and AGP - probably a 7600 GX or 6800GT.
Any and all thoughts , suggestions are appreciated - thanks in advance.