sorry jaclaz, I faintly remember that discussion, I on purpose parked that mentally for later to focus more on hardware, as you see I still haven't fully decided what to do, what I meant is that there is no physical constraint to install XP on a board sporting UEFI (regardless whether you are gonna use it or not). I nonetheless will re-read the thread when I got more time, because you surely give out valuable insights.
tomasz86: I'm not very interested on AMD, it would be to start my "research" from scratch just one month away from my purchase, and I'm more likely to hit a miss than not, I now rapidly googled a bit but it says mono-core performance is not as good, etc, normally you stick to brands that gave you good experiences and for me those are Intel, nvidia, etc because the software I use (CG) work nice on them.
For the moment I mentally switched completely from the 4670k+gryphon combo to a sniper.m3+3770k, 3770k is still a bit more expensive than the new i5 but I plan on buy a second hand unit, what I lose for this generation I gain it by switching to a higher grade CPU, despite boards not being as good.
Then I did a bit further research on regards of Intel XP drivers for Haswell, I found 2 drivers, for the Graphics and the SATA drivers. It seems they still make the drivers internally but not for the public, I guess they are delivered on demand for companies and stuff.
So what is all I need in order to make XP work on a Haswell mobo?:
・Audio Driver (not necessary if realtek)
・LAN Driver (Network driver) (available inside Win7 driver package)
・Intel 8 Series/C220 Chipset Driver (available?)
・Intel HD Graphics Driver (available)
・Intel Sata Driver (available official or modded)
・Intel Management Engine (available)
・Intel USB 3.0 Controller (never officially supported for XP so unrelated to Haswell: notes)
Edited by Dogway, 01 September 2013 - 05:34 PM.