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time to throw out my 286

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November 8, 2004 4:19:06 PM

I need some help building my dream machine

Ok here’s my situation, I am going to do a total system upgrade mboard, cpu, mem, vid, and sound cards the whole nine yards my budget is $5000.

I was wondering what combination would yield me the best possible performance in hardcore gamming and some professional level audio recording.

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November 8, 2004 4:47:22 PM

If I had all that money Id get this:

Components:
1 * AMD Athlon 64 3500+
1 * N-Force 4 SLI board
2 * Nvidia 6800Ultra
2 * 512 Crucial Balistix RAM
1 * Western Digital Raptor 10000RPM (76Gb)
2 * 200Gb Harddrive (RAID1)
1 * DVD Dual Layer Burner
1 * CD/DVD Rom Drive
1 * 19" Monitor

Cooling:
1 * Hydor L30 Water Pump
1 * 120.2 Radiator
1 * RBX Waterblock
2 * DangerDen 6800 Waterblock
1/2" Tube

Overclocking the CPU / GPU's would be easier and yeild better results with water cooling.

...wait, this is my dream machine. Anyway, you could get all that for $5000 easy.



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November 8, 2004 4:57:04 PM

I was actually planning on going with some cooling solutions from Koolance, namely the PC2-650BK, and the waterblocks to go with it


Why do you recomend only 512 ram?
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November 8, 2004 5:00:38 PM

2x512 ram dual channel = 1gb 128bit bus.

Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
November 8, 2004 5:47:25 PM

Why not FX55? Difference between 2.2 Ghz and 2.6 GHz is quite good, and extra 512k L2 cache is a bonus.


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