Originally Posted by wakeupbomb
I really need to get round to building a DOS machine. Are there any guides around for reccomended components, sound cards/processors/graphic carrds..etc?
Jump on eBay and get an unbranded machine with perhaps a P-233 or similar. Make sure it has a Soundblaster compatible card, like an AWE32 and pretty much any video card 2MB or more of RAM. Try to avoid onboard GFX since if it's not particularly DOS compatible it can be a pain to replace it.
That's pretty much all I'd say. It's probably cheaper to buy it second hand (as opposed to building it from second hand bits).