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May 17, 2014 5:05:07 PM

I plan on purchasing the following for a new desktop

CPU
Intel BX80646I74790 Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 Haswell Refresh Boxed CPU

MB
ASRock H87M-PRO4 Intel H87 Socket 1150/4xDDR3/SATA3/USB3/HDMI/DVI/D-Sub/GigabitLAN/MicroATX MB

RAM
G.Skill-NT 16GB Kit(8Gx2) DDR3 1600 F3-1600C11D-16GNT

SDD
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-MTE250BW 250G mSATA III SSD Solid State Drive

GPU
Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD 2GB GTX 660OC PCI-E VGA Card

PSU
Corsair Professional Series HX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold

I will not be gaming, though be running 3-4 programs at once. Mostly receiving data like charts and audio(CQG,TT & VNC). Most one program will be using is 3 monitors.

Can someone please tell me if I can improve anything, any of the parts over killl that i could redirect the funds to other parts?

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May 17, 2014 5:20:50 PM

You went overkill on the CPU but underkill on the GPU. Since you won't be video editing, an i5-4670K will be enough. For multiple displays, go with a 290. Also, 8 gigs of RAM is enough, 16 gigs is only optimized in video editing programs. The mobo is also underkill for such a high end board. Here is a more ideal build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($433.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1263.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-17 20:20 EDT-0400)
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May 17, 2014 5:33:44 PM

mamamia13 said:
You went overkill on the CPU but underkill on the GPU. Since you won't be video editing, an i5-4670K will be enough. For multiple displays, go with a 290. Also, 8 gigs of RAM is enough, 16 gigs is only optimized in video editing programs. The mobo is also underkill for such a high end board. Here is a more ideal build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($433.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1263.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-17 20:20 EDT-0400)


Would it be cheaper for me to get two cheaper GPU? I dont need great graphics just the capacity to run up to 6 monitors. The 290 costs $540 where i live... Australia...
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May 17, 2014 6:19:15 PM

He's giving you a gaming build and you even said that's not what you are doing. Some people just want to game on the badges. If you aren't ocing you can go with a e3-1230v3. You can keep 16gb ram if you want. Change to a lower psu. No need to spend more money on a big psu you won't use and it also drops efficiency. You could go with 2 cheaper cards and would probably be less of a hassle from buying adapters. I'm not sure what prices you had but I'll just suggest these parts and show the prices for them.

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($295.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($99.58 @ Mwave Australia) 2 of these
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)
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May 18, 2014 8:21:18 PM

I think this is what I'm getting, I ran it with the IT at work and it seems okay. This will be a trading computer for when I'm working from home.

CPU Intel BX80646I74790 Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 Haswell Refresh Boxed CPU
MB ASRock H97 Performance Intel H97 S1150 4xDDR3/2xPCI-Ex16/HDMI/DVI/Intel GbLAN/ATX Motherboard
RAM G.Skill Ripjaw-Z 8GB Kit (4Gx2) DDR3-2400 F3-2400C10D-8GZH
SDD Samsung 840 EVO MZ-MTE250BW 250G mSATA III SSD Solid State Drive
GPU MSI R7250-2GD3OC 2GB R7 250 PCI-E VGA CARD
PSU Antec Neo Eco 620C 80Plus Bronze 620W PSU MSY

Any comments?
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May 18, 2014 8:25:52 PM

k1114 said:
He's giving you a gaming build and you even said that's not what you are doing. Some people just want to game on the badges. If you aren't ocing you can go with a e3-1230v3. You can keep 16gb ram if you want. Change to a lower psu. No need to spend more money on a big psu you won't use and it also drops efficiency. You could go with 2 cheaper cards and would probably be less of a hassle from buying adapters. I'm not sure what prices you had but I'll just suggest these parts and show the prices for them.

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($295.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($99.58 @ Mwave Australia) 2 of these
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)


That is not necessarily a gaming build. The Xeon everyone is suggested is "gaming " quality as many of the othe rmods and "masters" are saying on other threads. The build I suggested will work because it has a good GPU with all the VRAM he needs
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May 18, 2014 8:39:23 PM

That msi r7 250 only supports 2 monitors so are you getting 2 of those and having 2 monitors on the mobo?

@mamamia I don't know if you were talking about my build or yours but he does not want a gaming pc so no gaming talk is needed.
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May 18, 2014 8:45:04 PM

Yes that is correct, so apparently I need to change the ssd drive too because my MB doesn't support the the mSATA which is disappointment as I read good things about it.

I'm looking for efficiency and reliability, quicker the better both me receiving and sending data.
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May 18, 2014 8:57:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This graphics card will run 6 display port monitors.

I don't know exactly WHAT youre computer will be doing, if it's ONLY receiving data, I doubt you'd need more than an i3 (or pentium/celeron really) if all you're doing is "monitoring" data.

Here's a sample "includes everything" build. You MIGHT be able to find cheaper display port monitors on another site that PCPartpicker doesn't have on it, like for some reason it doesn't have newegg australia.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($249.00)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($165.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Dell P2314H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($245.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2658.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 13:49 EST+1000)


This monitor would be a cheaper solution probably: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And they do make 6 monitor stands, but they aren't cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4H1...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 18, 2014 8:57:54 PM

Msata ssds are slower than sata ssds anyways since they have less space and thus less nand modules. You can just get the sata version of that ssd. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-d... You never said how much you were getting the parts for so I can't really comment on if there is some cheaper part to switch out.
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May 18, 2014 8:59:35 PM

k1114 said:
That msi r7 250 only supports 2 monitors so are you getting 2 of those and having 2 monitors on the mobo?

@mamamia I don't know if you were talking about my build or yours but he does not want a gaming pc so no gaming talk is needed.


I was talking about my build. It is not just for gaming. It can be used for a variety of different things
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May 18, 2014 10:56:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus H97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($135.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($210.79 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $957.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 15:44 EST+1000)
http://dstore.com/buy/visiontek-products-7750-eye-6-2gb...
$410

So, @ $1360 for basic hardware, and the ram is CL7, as fast as it gets and still be supported by mobo.

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May 19, 2014 9:14:25 PM

Sure it can do a variety of things but every build has a purpose and in this case it's trading, so you want a build for trading. Shifting money around for lower multi threaded performance and higher single threaded performance and a better gpu makes no sense. That's what gaming needs but not trading.
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May 20, 2014 1:14:55 PM

Exactly, so the 7750 is ideal for his needs, he just needs to be able to see a ton of windows.

having bigger monitors also allows to view more stuff.

a 1080p monitor is wide enough to have 2 full screen word documents at 100% open (so like two real size pieces of standard 11x8.5 printer paper), so even 6 monitors might be overkill when you'd only need 3 or 4.
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