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$500-600 budget gaming/stock trading computer

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May 26, 2011 12:52:56 PM

I'm looking to build a budget gaming pc that is also to be useful for day trading. I'm getting into day trading due to a hard time finding work (just out of college) and loads of banked cash, and would therefore like a computer to be able to have a LOT of screen relastate. So the capacity or possibility to expand to 3-4 monitors would be great. For now, a single card preferred but I would be open to expanding to a second card in the near future (for monitor expansion if needed). I would also like to use it for gaming. I don't honestly care whether it is AMD or Intel based stuff. Just looking for the best performance/cost ratio.

Any help putting one together would be awesome. I used to be able to do it but these days there are so many options for everything, I have no idea anymore. I don't require a hard drive, optical drive, mouse, monitor, or keyboard.

Thanks a lot guys.
May 26, 2011 2:07:00 PM

does the $500-600 budget include an OS and monitor(s)?
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May 26, 2011 3:10:25 PM

I already have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate through school and I have 1 monitor for now and will be adding them as I go but any suggestions would be great, just they're not included in that price. I'm just looking for the tower for now.
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May 26, 2011 4:19:05 PM

this build gives you the ability to run multiple monitors off the single 6850 through eyefinity and the motherboard being AM3+ gives you ability to upgrade when the new bulldozer drops

Lite On Burner - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Asgard II Case - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Earthwatts 650 Watt PSU - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS Radeon HD 6850 - $164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSkill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 CAS 7 - $79.99 ($15 off w/ promo code EMCKEHF32)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ Motherboard - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $634.92 (before rebate) , $619.92 (after rebate)
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May 26, 2011 7:56:47 PM

How about a full ATX mobo that supports AM3+? I've never been too keen about micro-atx boards.
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May 26, 2011 9:38:12 PM

Also, would a motherboard without the onboard graphics be cheaper these days?
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