XP Legacy Build-check please

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Limp Gawd
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Old programs mainly games and Rosetta stone

building this possibly now

here's what I came up with minus the HDs and DVD drives I already have

Would the stock sound and video be fine?

I don't think I will run into any problems installing XP Home 32bit since I know I have to change some settings in the bios.

Mobo Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394

memory Corsair CM2X2048-6400C5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145201

AMD Regor Atholon II X2 250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103903&cm_re=amd_regor-_-19-103-903-_-Product

PSU Corsair Builder series 600w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139019
 

Dangman

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If you don't already have DDR2 RAM on hand, that setup is a waste of money as DDR2 RAM is more expensive than DDR3 RAM at this point in time.

If you want better help, please answer the stickied "ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FIRST!" so that we can help you better.
 

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Limp Gawd
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I read the sticky I was wondering if it was a good build. apparently not then


Anyway would it be better to just buy one? I can find some refurbished ones at Microcenter

Software:
old games, programs like Rosette Stone.
OC:
no
Monitor:
VGA 21inch CRT
cost
$300 (can change though)+ tax
Location:
pearland texas anything else?
build:
now or by February
Parts have:
hard drives, os, keyboard, mouse,optical drives
parts need:
mobo, memory, PSU, CPU
features
nothing fancy. standard VGA and Sound should be fine
 

E4g1e

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At this point you're far better off ditching old programs altogether. This is because many of those programs are now either no longer supported at all by their publishers or are from companies that are now completely out of business.

And as of now, only the Service Pack 3 version (which IMHO is still very buggy) of Windows XP is still supported by Microsoft. Microsoft has discontinued further support of XP Service Pack 2 last July 13 (meaning all critical security fixes now require Service Pack 3).

And Danny is correct about DDR2 memory: Don't build or buy a new DDR2 system unless you already have some spare DDR2 memory. Current DDR2 prices are now nearly double the cost per GB as DDR3 memory. And beginning with Sandy Bridge, new systems now require a 64-bit OS to even work at all.
 

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Limp Gawd
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I mainly want it to be a gaming machine and be 32 bit so I use my Rosette Stone software again. I currently only have Win7 and Vista 64bit.

I suppose I can just buy something for some old gaming then.
 
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