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Which CPU-Price range $200-325

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December 7, 2010 7:30:48 PM

Here are my specs for everything else so far;

Case- XCLIO Blackhawk Black Finish 0.8 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103026


Power Supply- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory x2 for 16 gigs total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

DIAMOND XtremeSound XS51 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Mobo-?

Heat Sinks-?

Video Card-SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card

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

The two cpus I'm looking at are;

CPU- Intel Core i7 Processor i7-950 3.06GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU
http://bit.ly/fvbYlp

or

Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116368


I will be using this computer for my online trading only (Tradestation, no video games) but I will be having 6 monitors hooked up to this pc. Basically I need something that can run a lot of mathematical computations hence the large amount of ram but I just can't decide on these two cpus or if there is another one I should be looking at. Any thoughts are sincerely appreciated.
December 7, 2010 7:54:30 PM

Thank you. I still want to oc the i7 950 but I imagine it wont be more than 20-25%.
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December 7, 2010 8:27:21 PM

You still can, K-edition CPUs are only for the truly hardcore overclocking.
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December 7, 2010 8:51:01 PM

I agree with the 950. The K series is more expensive at a lower clockspeed and a lesser socket. There is no point, the benefits of an unlocked multiplier do not justify the sacrifice and cost.

Jack, the Shin Etsu is ***. I have 3 bottles I use for crap jobs. Get Arctic MX-2 or MX-3.

That cooler looks pretty good.
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