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[WIP] Project Nalu, the retro gaming box.

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Project Nalu, Retro build: A system from hardware from 2001-2004 (single core / agp era).

I've started in my spare time wanting to go back and play some older games. But I found getting them to run on modern systems just doesn't give the same nostalgic feel. So I

decided to build one a system based on parts from that era.

Back then right before the X2 & duel core era took off, I rocked and Athlon XP 3200+ & 6800 ultra AGP. So that was my base starting point. That was the level of performance I

was aiming for. I didn't want to just buy the first items I found on ebay either, as most hardware from this era was very prone to short life spans. So the part search began...

The List: (so far)
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton || CHECK
Shuttle AN35N Ultra Motherboard || CHECK
2x1Gb OCZ PC3200 Platnium Edition XTC || CHECK
Reference Geforce 6800 Ultra 256mb AGP || CHECK
Creative Audigy 2 Platnium || CHECK
Western Digital 320Gb 16mb cache IDE/PATA drive || CHECK
Thermaltake Silent Boost HSF || ETA late Sept
Sony External USB DVD/CD Reader || ETA late Sept
DFI UV Green IDE ribbon Cable || CHECK
Apevia 520W PSU ATX-AS520W-BK || ETA Early Oct
Thermaltake View 27 Mid-Tower Case || Check
Thermaltake Riing TT Edition fans || ETA Early Oct
Light Blue 30cm Cold Cathode light || ETA Early Oct
17" 1280x1024 LG Monitor || Check

Build photos, videos & updates will be posted periodically as the build progresses.


Motherboard case fitting.

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Meet Nalu, the Geforce 6800 Ultra AGP.

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That sounds like my old Athlon I used to have but which sadly expired when the CPU fried itself.

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