Here's a follow-up to a previous thread that I made last week: http://www.msfn.org/...-windows-vista/
Since I won the retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate on eBay for $74, I needed to look for a new custom built PC that still supports Windows Vista on modern hardware even though the OS is out of Mainstream Support.
Tell me this. Will any of the configurations that I made work under Windows Vista? All of this stuff that I configured, but not finalised will cost more than $800. Here's a run down of what it could look like.
1. NZXT Guardian 921RB mid-size computer tower.
2. ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard supporting up to 32 GB DDR3 RAM.
3. Eight core 3.6 GHz AMD FX8150 processor w/16 MB cache.
4. Cooling: Ultra-performance coolin, copper heat-pip heatsink, high air-flow cooling fan, Artic Silver 5, a 120mm/92m case fan.
5. 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM (single channel).
6. 2 x 1 TB SATA III hard drives.
7. PCI-e 6-pin compliant 600-watt Coolmax power suuply.
8. 24x DVD/RW optical driver.
9. NVIDIA GeForce GT610 graphics card w/1 GB GDDR3 video RAM.
10. Standard build option, burn-in, test & ship out.
11. One year manufacturer repair/replacement product warranty (expires in December 2014)
12. PCI IDE controller.
13. Internal all in one flash card reader.
14. Wireless PCI-e network card.
Having all of this is going to cost me over $800 and will consume 200 more watts per quote from the Barebones computers section on Portatech: http://www.portatech...d=70310&o=71327
Let me know what you think, because I am NOT planning to run Windows 2000 as the host OS in 2014 and I will no longer have access to the old computer also.
Edited by ppgrainbow, 15 December 2013 - 11:16 AM.