I'm seeking advice on a system I'm building for a friend.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week
BUDGET RANGE: N/A (pricing is not really an issue)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: The system will strictly be used for business. My friend is a stock-trader and trades on the markets all over the world, so it will be running pretty much 24/7.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors (he already has a 40" LCD and two 24" LCD's for the sides)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: N/A (I'm in Thailand and will buy the parts in physical shops)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Thailand
PARTS PREFERENCES: I've always preferred Intel processors and GeForce gfx, so would like to stick to that, open to suggestions though.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, it depends if it's needed to run multiple monitors.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: As high as possible as the system will run multiple monitors, including a 40" LCD.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The system needs to support 4 monitors as a minimum.
well if he already has three monitors, you could get him a 5870 and plug them all into a single card. for a computer that will only be displaying stock trends, it is quite the overkill build. nice, but overkill
You might want to wait for the 5870/5850 to arrive. Supports mulit panels much better then Nvidia. If you can't wait, don't bother with the GTX275. Overkill for what you need. Just grab two 9600GTs or 9800GTs and use those. If you want a fast drive, drop the rator and get a good SSD. Make sure it doesn't have the bad Jmircon controller and supports the TRIM command. The only other change I'd make that hasn't been pointed out is dropping the PSU for a better one.