$500-600 budget gaming/stock trading computer

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.
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  1. does the $500-600 budget include an OS and monitor(s)?
  2. 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.
  3. 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

    Xigmatek Asgard II Case - $29.99

    Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive - $64.99

    Antec Earthwatts 650 Watt PSU - $64.99

    HIS Radeon HD 6850 - $164.99

    GSkill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 CAS 7 - $79.99 ($15 off w/ promo code EMCKEHF32)

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 - $119.99

    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ Motherboard - $104.99

    Total - $634.92 (before rebate) , $619.92 (after rebate)
  4. How about a full ATX mobo that supports AM3+? I've never been too keen about micro-atx boards.
  5. Also, would a motherboard without the onboard graphics be cheaper these days?
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