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Windows XP gaming rig - ugly AF

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HP Pavilion 8480z ATX case
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 380W ATX power supply
Arctic 92mm fan
Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L LGA775 ATX motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz quad core processor
ThermalTake Contac 12 cooler
8GB DDR2 RAM
3.5" floppy drive
DVD/RW SATA drive
3.5" USB 2.0 + USB 3.0 front panel combo
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1600HLFS 160GB 10,000RPM SATA HD
Toshiba 128GB 2.5" SATA SSD
Windows XP Professional
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit dual boot
AMD RADEON HD6570 1GB PCIe video card
Onboard gigabit ethernet
Onboard audio
Creative SoundBlaster Live! PCI sound card
Sony ENX-26 Gigapocket PCI TV tuner
USB 3.0 PCIe card

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Minor damage on top corner

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Had to cut off some of this rear plastic covering so it wasn’t blocking the power connector

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The guts

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Guts part II

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BIOS screen

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Windows XP desktop

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Programs and games galore

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System info + Speccy

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Windows 7 desktop

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System info + Speccy

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As ugly as it is, works like a charm.

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