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Sorry, but as it's impossible to buy or transfer a legitimate copy of windows xp it would be breaking site rules to offer any information referring to building a pc using said windows xp.This would have to include a pitated os which is against site rules. :no:

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Sorry, but as it's impossible to buy or transfer a legitimate copy of windows xp it would be breaking site rules to offer any information referring to building a pc using said windows xp.This would have to include a pitated os which is against site rules. :no:

Wow, we still have sealed copies of xp in our home.

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Ok, so it's apparently set in stone that you'll be using Win XP (IMHO not a good choice, but that's beside the point). As for a current system build, after checking a couple mobo sites (Gigabyte & MSI) looking at the latest AMD socket FM2+ boards. They both still have Drivers available for download. I wouldn't hazard a guess as to how much longer said drivers will be availkable though since Win XP has reached EOL.

With that said, I'd suggest the following.....

 

   AMD A10-7850K

   MSI A88XM Gaming motherboard

   8GB Patriot ram 2400MHZ

   MSI Radeon R7 250 OC Edition GPU

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I would just use onboard video as the FM2 video isn't bad and fairly powerful and even plays 4k video if you need to .

 

I also would just go with the cheapest 4gb kit you can find since it's xp 32bit (I'm guesing and 64 xp. barely work / has supprt ).

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Shopping at Microcenter you can pick up this CPU and Board combo

 

A10-7850K  Gigabyte F2-A55m-HD2 for $149  http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

 

A 4GB set of G.Skill 1600Mhz Cas 9 memory for $47 at  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231319   Using more than 4GB will be wasted on an XP system

 

Skip the video card and use the on board and use the heatsink included with the chip. 

 

I am guessing you are reusing the power supply, case and  drives but a caution would be to make sure the power supply is ATX compliant with later designs

 

If so then this leaves you room for a couple of SATA drives

 

A bulk CD/DVD burner will run you $17 to $19 and a nice 500GB HDD for $55  Source Newegg

 

If you need the powersupply you pick up a decent one for $60  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074 

 

 

Worst case scenario you are looking at $340 bucks for this system. 

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Shopping at Microcenter you can pick up this CPU and Board combo

 

A10-7850K  Gigabyte F2-A55m-HD2 for $149  http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

 

A 4GB set of G.Skill 1600Mhz Cas 9 memory for $47 at  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231319   Using more than 4GB will be wasted on an XP system

 

Skip the video card and use the on board and use the heatsink included with the chip. 

 

I am guessing you are reusing the power supply, case and  drives but a caution would be to make sure the power supply is ATX compliant with later designs

 

If so then this leaves you room for a couple of SATA drives

 

A bulk CD/DVD burner will run you $17 to $19 and a nice 500GB HDD for $55  Source Newegg

 

If you need the powersupply you pick up a decent one for $60  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074 

 

 

Worst case scenario you are looking at $340 bucks for this system. 

Finally a good part lists appricate it :) 

 

@hbc, I was thinking on board fm2 as well but not sure what the lowest most effect apu would be, probably the 5400k?

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I'm not familiar with APU that much, ccoke probably would know off hand better than me. Is the computer just for browsing the web?

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Suppose so, it'll have to be lag free for that sort of stuff and I know most of you if not all are going to suggest ssd as an upgrade in the near future.

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Suppose so, it'll have to be lag free for that sort of stuff and I know most of you if not all are going to suggest ssd as an upgrade in the near future.

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Don't build it for him if he wants XP. Problem solved.

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Don't build it for him if he wants XP. Problem solved.

Seriously? Lesson learned, don't meantion what os you're going to use in the next build.

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Don't build it for him if he wants XP. Problem solved.

Seriously? Lesson learned, don't meantion what os you're going to use in the next build.

 

LOL, You finally figured that out aye !

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