time to throw out my 286 Tags: CPUs Sound Cards Last response: November 8, 2004 6:18 PM in CPUs Share collegeman785 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. More about : time throw 286 Ned_Flanders 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. _______________________ <A HREF="http://www.moviewavs.com/MP3S/TV_Shows/Simpsons/flander..." target="_new">Audio Sig</A> collegeman785 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? Related resources X2 4000+ @ 2.86 but need RAM help!! - Forum Help me identifying the Interface of this Old X 286 Computer - Forum using a 286 as a firewall - Forum P4 3.0GHZ vs 286 - Forum Nomad Jukebox Firmware v 2.86 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Schmide November 8, 2004 4:58:37 PM <A HREF="http://www.coolermaster.com/special_report/stc-t01/stc-..." 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... Schmide November 8, 2004 5:00:38 PM 2x512 ram dual channel = 1gb 128bit bus. Dichromatic for your viewing plesure... Schmide November 8, 2004 5:03:24 PM 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... Ned_Flanders November 8, 2004 5:31:38 PM LianLi cases are also good, and look great IMO _______________________ <A HREF="http://www.moviewavs.com/MP3S/TV_Shows/Simpsons/flander..." target="_new">Audio Sig</A> Spitfire_x86 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. ------------ <font color=orange><b><A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox" target="_new">Rediscover the web</A></b></font color=orange> Ned_Flanders November 8, 2004 6:18:23 PM 90nm - Overclocking Potential _______________________ <A HREF="http://www.moviewavs.com/MP3S/TV_Shows/Simpsons/flander..." target="_new">Audio Sig</A> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to OC my Brand new 286 Forum286 system ForumFor every time you help me, you get to throw rocks at a newb! ForumI'm going to throw my PC out of a window. ForumSup,should upgrade dis or throw it out my window and buy new ForumThrow MN-700 Out the Window!?!?!?!?!?!? ForumCould you guys throw some ideas here? ForumINTEL ASKS JUDGE TO THROW OUT AMD CASE ForumReady to throw laptop out the windo...PLEASE help. ForumBSOD help, running out of ideas. Forum6300 fx vishera black edition More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !