time to throw out my 286

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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  1. 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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  2. 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?
  3. <A HREF="http://www.coolermaster.com/special_report/stc-t01/stc-t01.htm" target="_new">Coolermaster CM Stacker (STC-T01)</A>

    Without a doubt you need a cool case. I wish I would of known about this one before I got my current case.

    Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
  4. 2x512 ram dual channel = 1gb 128bit bus.

    Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
  5. Koolance cannot touch a custom watercooled system. Start reading <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com</A> then you will understand. Plus they look much cooler.

    Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
  6. LianLi cases are also good, and look great IMO

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  7. 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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  8. 90nm - Overclocking Potential

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