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Old 18-07-2011
Join Date: Jul 2011
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question i7860S + ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO = WINXP ?

Good Day,

I intend to build a computer which should be good for gaming. The primary concern is WINXP (SP2), I know the first thought coming to minds is why not Win7; but I prefer XP for its simplicity and compatibility. The questions to the experts out there are:

1. Does above combination (i7 860S + ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO) support WinXP (SP2 or SP3) without any glitch?
2. Any motherboard better for this combination (please check below the reasons for opting P7P55D-E-PRO)?

Here is the complete config with the reason, any betterment will be highly appreciated. I am looking to settle the deal with in 40K (without monitor) and anything less would be more than great.

Thanks a lot to all who spend their time giving valuable suggestions.

Cabinet - Cooler Master Elite 335 (good airflow, design)

SMPS - Yet to decide (should require number of outputs)

CPU - Intel i7 860S (8 MB Cache, Support for HT)

Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO (Reliability, backward compatibility with PS/2, IDE ports, USB 3.0)


Graphics - AMD RADEON HD 6850 (Good gaming support)

HDD - Seagate 1 TB

Optical Drive - 52x DVD-RW LG
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Old 23-07-2011
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Re: i7860S + ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO = WINXP ?

Does your motherboard also supports usb 2.0 connectivity, as it will be very much helpful. Rest of the hardware components that you have listed is very good. Also i would suggest you to get a decent cooler for your rig, something like the Corsair A70 will do the needful. As for operating system, I would suggest you to dual boot Window XP with Windows 7, as there are good games that can be played on Windows 7 only with DirectX 11 support.
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Old 25-07-2011
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Re: i7860S + ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO = WINXP ?

Thank you for taking time and providing useful information on the cooling unit and suggestion of dual booting. It's certainly help me.

The motherboard has 12 X USB 2.0 ports and 4 X USB 3.0 ports.

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