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Two computers for Retro gaming

Ok, here are two PC systems I am using for testing purposes. Both are very cheap builds, assembled mostly from PC leftovers or very low cost used computer parts that I tracked down locally.

BTW, It takes a separate post about my adventures of getting vintage "pcparts" for my projects. So stay tuned for more in the future.

As you can see below, I am using only AMD systems for now. But Intel platforms are not excluded and will join the testing rigs sooner or later.

Rig #1, tuned for testing AGP / PCI graphics cards.


CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz (Barton)

MB: Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (rev. 2.x)

RAM: 2.5GB DDR400 (Dual Channel Mode)

HD: Samsung 80GB IDE

PSU: EVGA 80PLus 600W

System: Windows XP 32bit, SP3


Rig #2, tuned for testing PCIe graphics cards.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.4Ghz

MB: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 (rev. 2.0)

RAM: 8GB DDR2 800 Kingston

HD: Adata SSD 120GB SATA (Windows 7)

Seagate 250GB SATA (Windows XP 32bit)

PSU: SilentiumPC 550W

System: Windows 7 64bit Professional, Windows XP 32bit

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