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