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$1200 day trading computer build

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June 13, 2013 5:15:35 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Fall 2013


Budget Range: ~$1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multitasking. Multiple streaming charts and data windows. Must be able to run 6 monitors.


Parts Not Required: Not including monitors, mouse and keyboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever has good deals and ships out of the United States


Country: USA


Parts Preferences: Whichever is best for my build.


Overclocking: I'm not sure?


SLI or Crossfire: I'm not sure.


Monitor Resolution: N/a


Additional Comments: This computer must be able to run 6 monitors. I don't know too much about building computers, as evidenced by a couple of questions up there, but I've read that an i7 with 8gb should handle what I want to do with it.

June 13, 2013 5:18:01 PM

Also, thank you for any help provided. It's greatly appreciated.
June 13, 2013 7:50:07 PM

Here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16bMC.
Each card can have 4 monitors but you may have to buy some adapters. I figured you will want to choose a case, just make sure that it's ATX(maybe the coolermaster HAF).
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a b C Monitor
June 13, 2013 8:07:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16c6X) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16c6X/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16c6X/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $279.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ Outlet PC
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87c) | $138.98 @ Outlet PC
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmy8gx3m2a1...) | $68.99 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Corsair Neutron Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-internal-hard-driv...) | $119.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $76.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78...) | $351.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...) | $59.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95) | $17.98 @ Outlet PC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1224.86
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-13 23:02 EDT-0400 |

I don't know if you need an OS or not, but I'd recommend this build anyday.

I focused on quality and reliability: You want a build that is fast and will run stable. There are many places I could've cut corners but since this build will be used to earn money, I don't want to make those sacrifices.

If you had more money to spend and wanted an even better and more stable rig, I would consider this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($351.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1381.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-13 23:07 EDT-0400)


If you need a cheaper solution, I will be happy to create one.

Good Luck!
June 13, 2013 9:13:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16ddU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16ddU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16ddU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($395.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1233.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-14 00:07 EDT-0400)

Should give you max performance for the price range.

But honestly dude. If you want to run 6 monitors at any really high res like 1920 x 1080 with 60+ FPS. You'll need to at least SLI 770.

Oh, and if you want to spend a few extras on a extreme 4 board or a MSI G 45. You'll get the ablity to SLI in the future
a b C Monitor
June 14, 2013 7:12:32 AM

Remember the GPU needs to be able to support Crossfire 6 (the Asus Card only supports 5 monitors)
June 17, 2013 5:46:18 PM

Just checking back now. I'm astonished at the help provided already, wasn't expecting this sort of response this fast.

I'm extremely thankful for the posts so far guys. I'm going to look into everything posted and will check back with you. Again, thank you very much :) 

a b C Monitor
June 17, 2013 5:57:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($351.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1207.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 20:56 EDT-0400)
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