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Day Trading Computer Build - First Timer - Review My Build Please!

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June 24, 2010 5:39:03 AM

Hey gang -

So I am in the process of building a Daytrading Computer that will support 4 monitors at 1920 x1200 resolution. I never game on the computer so don't need anything too fancy for that. I will be running a couple of live 'livestream' feeds through Firefox, a couple charting programs with probably 20-25 charts up total on 3 of the monitors which all have live feeds obviously throughout the trading day. So I probably should have came here first before placing my initials orders but I went ahead and have started ordering the following parts for this build -

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical - Lite-ON DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Cooler Master 692 Adv. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vid Card - SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - ???? 1 TB - hoping for a deal to pop up real soon.

OS - Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit - will be $25 since I get the 'Student' rate :)  Ordering this weekend.

Wireless adapter - can someone reccomend a good one? For the time being where this computer will be going can only access the internet via wireless and that scares me a bit due to needing a stable connection while I am trading! Please let me know what would be a good card for this build.

Multicard Reader - Can you reccomend one for me? Alot of mixed reviews on them.

???? - what am I forgetting to buy??

Now, I know I will need another video card but 2 monitor setup will be OK for now until I find a deal on a 2nd card. Also - would you advise me to get another 4GB of ram so I would have 8 GB total or will 4GB be good for now? I plan to ventually add another 4 GB of ram at a later time. I already have a keyboard/mouse laying around.

Everything I have linked to Newegg I have just purchased today so no turning back. Does this build look adequate for what I am trying to use it for? I also used the Neweggs combo deals for some nice reduction is some of the prices. Right now I am $590 after all applicable rebates and including the OS. I could afford to purchase a 2nd vid card as well as another set of RAM if you think I should do so to get it done with? Would a 2nd HDD be wise for backups?
June 24, 2010 5:58:32 AM

So I just saw this link in another thread - http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine - and did my maxed out version of what my system could end up being someday and it recommended 607W PSU - I ordered a 600W PSU - how accurate is that website and will my 600W PSU be ok running my system or will I need to eventually upgrade to the likes of a 750W? Thanks again for any help and replies!
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June 24, 2010 7:17:36 AM

Ty gkay09 for the reply.

Interesting card - I never knew about that card. I will probably end up getting that HDD, I see that one recommended alot in other threads around here.


I think another 4GB of memory just might be icing on this cake along with a 2nd GPU. :bounce: 
June 24, 2010 7:28:34 AM

^ Well why not return the card that you have ordered and get that card ?? Less hardware, less power, less heat...But its your call though...
June 24, 2010 7:49:24 AM

I figure if I got another 5750, I could possibly run 6 monitors? or couldn't I do that? not sure.

Also it would be basically a wash in the price difference.
June 24, 2010 8:20:29 AM

^ Well if you have plans for 6 monitors, then its fine...
June 24, 2010 1:22:32 PM

Someday I am sure I will run 6.

Anyone else have any comments on what I could/should do differently?

I ordered the F3 1tb drive last night as well.
June 24, 2010 10:30:39 PM

anyone else have comments/suggestions on this build? Help a newbie out!
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