Hi, first of all I'm new here, so hi, my name's Jesse.
I've recently taken on the interest of building a computer that in my eyes is vintage. A lot of the components will be from around 2005, but my OS will be Windows 2000.
Pentium 4 CPU, probably the later hyperthreaded version
4GB RAM DDR2 (Or 3.5 technically, whatever W2K will recognize.)
GeForce 7950 GT 512MB GDDR3
500GB HDD (I believe W2K Service Pack 4 natively supports a drive of this size)
Some sound blaster sound card may be added later.
This is going to be an open bench computer.
I did the research of all of these components already and they all have drivers available from manufacturers' websites for W2K.
Anyways, I need some advice. I want to make this computer as functional as possible. I plan on getting the unofficial service pack 5 installed already, as well as office 2007.
However, I would like:
The best browser that still will work on W2K.
A later version of itunes, preferably with support for iPhone.
Best available version of adobe flash player that will run.
Any other software you guys would recommend.
Like I said, I am looking to make this computer as functional as possible when compared to a modern computer, but with the vintage feel of an older operating system and hardware.
Thank you so much.