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New Trading Computer build

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April 12, 2011 7:26:11 PM

Hi all, would appreciate advice on my new (first time) build. The following is everything I intend to include but would appreciate input as to any issues w/ compatibility, better options, etc.

Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget: ~$1800 USD not including monitor

System usage: primarily securities trading w/ multi-tasking and many charts, windows, etc. open at once. Will use 3 monitors now w/ option for a 4th. Also will be used as home pc w/ little gaming and general usage.

Not needed: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Origin: USA

Overclocking: yes, but maybe not immediately. Once I'm up & running and all groovy I'll start overclocking...would like to get in the 4.5 range to rival fastest pre-built trading computers like those from Falcon Trading.

Here's is my intended parts list:

Case: Coolermaster Haf X

Mobo: Asus p8p67 Deluxe

CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283FLEX Radeon HD 5770 FleX 1GB 128-bit GDDR5...chose this one so I can run 3/4 monitors from a single card. Monitors will be 2 X Dell U2311h and 1 X HP w2207h

PSU: Corsair HX Series 850W 80 Plus Silver

SSD (Programs drive): Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB SATA III

HDD (2X): WD Caviar Black 640 GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 GB/s

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB CL8

Optical Drive (2X): Lite-On 24X DVD Writer w/ Lightscribe

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Full Edition

Cooler: Thermalright Archon

Final notes:
Many of these parts were chosen with both function AND silence in mind. Also, trading is my job, so I want to build a great pc that will be somewhat future proof and only require marginal tinkering until it's completely outdated. With that in mind I, I know some of the parts are overkill - like the HAF X. I don't need that much space, but it's roomy and easy to work in, QUIET, COOL, and upgradable for whatever I could need., stable, quiet, and cool is what I want!

Thanks in advance for any input you all have. Cheers!

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April 13, 2011 7:10:28 PM
April 13, 2011 8:28:56 PM

I realized that about the psu and have downgraded that. Thx for the input and the heads up on the combo deal.
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April 13, 2011 8:38:32 PM

Drop the WD 640's for Samsung F3 1tb. Same price, actually $5 cheaper for the same performance and larger capacity. Don't let the 6gb/s vs 3gb/s fool you, the WD can't perform anywhere near 3gb/s anyway.

Personally I'd keep the i7. but would use the AsRock p67 extreme4 motherboard.
April 29, 2011 12:40:51 AM

Best answer selected by mattydog.