Need advice on selecting one of following 2 systems Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 10, 2011 2:11 AM in Systems Share georgetok December 10, 2011 1:18:58 AM How do following 2 systems compare when it comes to computing power ? I will be connecting 12 Monitors ( Dell 24 inch 1920x1200 ) to each system by installing 3 ATI FirePro 2460 Cards each supporting 4 monitors. This rig would be used only for 2D Financial graphics & not for any kind of Gaming at all. Which one of following two would you choose & why ? (1) I-7 Desktop : Intel i-7-2600K 3.4 GHz Processor Asus WS Revolution motherboard with 4 PCIe x16 slots 16 GB G Skill Ripjaws OR Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 RAM 760 Watt Seasonic Gold Modular power supply Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) case 500GB SATA (7200 RPM ) HDD Windows-7 64 bit ( Ultimate ) OR (2) Dell Precision T5500 System : Single Intel Xeon E5645 2.4 GHz LGA 1366 Processor Intel 5520 Chipset & Dell MOBO with 4 PCIe x16 slots Integrated Broadcom 5761 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 12 GB (6x2 GB) DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1333MHz, ECC 500 GB SATA (7200RPM) Hard Disk Drive 875 Watts PSU Windows-7 64 bit ( Ultimate ) Thank You. More about : advice selecting systems DrAwesome109 December 10, 2011 1:59:00 AM The first one, better motherboard (Dell motheboards suck), much better processor, higher quality RAM (dell memory sucks). Emelth December 10, 2011 2:11:27 AM Go for the first build your second build is really outdated The i7 Will be able to provide you with all the power you want for your type of work Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed your advice on the following system ... ForumNeed advice on selecting CPU ForumNeed advice on selecting final parts ForumClose to Final Component Selection ( need more input and advice ) ForumNeed Help Selecting Components (AMD X 2 System ) ForumNeed Advice of selecting a Power Supply ForumAdvice on selecting a GPU ($150-$200 range) ForumWhich PSU is best for the following system ? [PSU Debate] Forumneed your advice for the following parts (new build) ForumADVICE ? QUESTIONS FROM A NEW SYSTEMS BUILDER - ForumAdvice on choosing from the following ForumCases, okay, I need some help on selecting one , any takers? ForumFirst Time Builder, need advice ForumNeed help: Building my 2 nd System Ever ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !