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February 24, 2011 10:58:50 PM

Hello everyone, I'm building a computer for my brother and he wants to use it mainly for day trading no gaming. Any suggestions or help with the items I picked would be much appreciated.

Case :

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 49.99

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

Board:

GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 64.99

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

Graphics:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity 124.99

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

powersupply:

hec XPOWER780 600W(780W Peak) ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply 59.99

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

processor:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX 159.99

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

RAM:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) DesktopMemory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL 84.99

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

harddrive:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 39.99

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

keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 18.99

monitor x4:

Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor 459.96

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 18.99

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM 99.99

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

Total= $1,182.86

It's a bit over the price range so any help in lowering it would be helpful. Also if anyone has any suggestions on better bang for the buck on monitors it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm not 100% that this card and or power supply can support up to 4 monitors can anyone help me with this?
February 25, 2011 11:32:49 AM

1st this is a dude who used a 790GX IGP + HD 4830 discrete via Surround View feature to be enabled (from default Auto) in BIOS to drive 4 displays
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1390782


however he had gaming on the table so for your needs i suggest

880G with some low power or even better passively cooled GPU (HD 5450?)


Next: Maybe bump up to an entry level Thuban like 1055T for superior multi tasking?

1055T + Gigabyte 880G mATX $205
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

Items off Egg $233AR


$438AR for tower
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February 25, 2011 2:14:00 PM

thanks for the replay. I think I will go with that upgrade 1055T mobo upgrade and the processor. I'm still not 100% how 4 monitors would be hooked up with that setup. The Hd 5450 card u linked only has 2 display ports how would I hook up four monitors? My guess would be buy a dongle but that's just a guess.
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February 25, 2011 5:02:10 PM

Imagine the 880G IGP and HD 5450 as 2 GPUs - u can have dual display via
1 x Digital (DVI or HDMI) and
1 x Analogue (VGA/D-Sub)

that 880G mATX has DVI, VGA and HDMI and HIS HD 5450 has the same ports and though not all displays have HDMI almost all have both DVI and VGA

In summary 4 displays configured as such

LCD 1 - VGA via IGP/rear out from mobo
LCD 2 - DVI via IGP/rear out from mobo
LCD 3 - VGA via rear out from HD 5450
LCD 4 - DVI via rear out from HD 5450
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March 3, 2011 11:44:53 PM

Alright so I went with that setup installed windows 7, drivers, connected 2 monitors to the graphics card and 2 to the onboard video, etc... Currently only the 2 monitors coming from the video card work. Went to the bios to try and find this 'surround view' option but cannot find it under any of the options? can anyone help me with this?

went with this mobo from newegg btw cuz micro doesn't ship. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 4, 2011 2:59:30 AM

anyone know how to do this?
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March 4, 2011 4:29:56 AM

On the " IGX Confguration" sub-page of the BIOS (you can get there from either the "MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)" or the "Advanced BIOS Features" main pages...):

"Internal Graphics Mode" to "UMA/Sideport"
"UMA Frame Buffer Size" as per mobo instrcutions
"Surround View" to "Enabled"
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March 4, 2011 4:36:19 PM

Ok I turned on surround view and those other 2 options were already on. I still only booted up with the 2monitors from the graphics card on. I did a default windows update on the driver from the onboard card through windows and the 3rd monitor turned on but, after checking the ATI site and updating it again after that because of a more recent driver update it turned back off. Any ideas why I can't get all4 to come on?

If i can't get this to work, I might have to return the graphics card and just get one with 4 ports? Anyone know any cheaper ones that would work for my setup?
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March 5, 2011 9:24:56 AM

Having worked on countless Asrocks/Biostars:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdTU4SHdRqk
pay special attention > 2:30 and later

At worst go to a Gigabyte sub forum and it's a matter of getting settings right in BIOS as this feature had saved peeps hundreds of $$ if looking for multi display w/o gaming ^^

Somewhat related - Gigabyte AM2+ 790GX + HD 4830 success with 4 displays (BIOS optons may be similar)
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1390782
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March 5, 2011 7:38:26 PM

thanks batuchka for all your help. That youtube video helped alot. I changed the shared memory form auto to 256 and turned off crossfire in ATI catalysm settings. Volia it works... thanks again.
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March 6, 2011 9:28:35 AM

Yep no worries and u are welcomed ^^
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