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February 19, 2013 12:26:59 AM

Stock trading build and development workstation. running four 24" monitors @1920X1200, 2D graphics only, no games, heavy calculations and multitasking.

229.99 Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor-Microcenter
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39.99 EVGA 01G-P3-2616-KR GeForce GT 610 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 for 2 24" monitors running 1920 by 1200
39.99 EVGA 01G-P3-2616-KR GeForce GT 610 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 for 2 24" monitors running 1920 by 1200
????? Z77 mother board??????
173.79 Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters Viper 3 Series DDR3 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1600MHz Quad Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin NON-ECC UDIMM Memory PVI332G160C9QK
179.96 Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch
139.99 Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache Bare/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD30EZRX
17.99 Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C
101.98 Cooler Master HAF 922 - Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports (RC-922M-KKN3-GP)
79.94 Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14
98.04 Cooler Master GX - 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply (RS750-ACAAD3-US)



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February 19, 2013 12:30:26 AM

ohh and plan to overclock after market hours to speed up number crunching
February 19, 2013 3:30:31 AM

i would recommend reading some reviews on which CD/DVD player you choose. I bought a cheap one and regret it. It's loud as hell. I don't have any real problems with what you picked out. Personally I wouldn't get such a cheap graphics card but as you said, you don't need it.

I'd also go with a higher clocked memory. At least 1866 since your worried about number crunching performance. Higher clocked memory does help. And in my experience Kingston, Corsair, and G. Skill are the best memory of the bunch. And don't forget, your gonna NEED low profile memory for that cooler. Corsair makes some nice lo pro RAM. I own some lo pro. Iown the G. Skill Ares 2133Mhz RAM. I highly recommend those. They have great performance.

If you even want to get into some light gaming you should go for something a little better than the GT 610.

Great choice in cooler. I don't mind the SSD I just got one myself, or the Hard drive although I would go with a Western Digital Caviar Black if you want better performance. Just make sure it has a 64Mb cache.

If you want an awesome looking classy case take a look at the Corsair 600T. You can get one with or without a side window.

IDK where in the world you found a 3770k for only 229.99. That's how much a 3570k costs. A 3770k is around 329.99. So buy that thing before it stops being on sale. But if I were to spend 300$ on a CPU I would go with the Intel i7 3820. It's only 279.99 and it performs even better than the 3770k. Although you'll need a different motherboard.

I see you haven't picked a motherboard. Your gona need one of those. I'd recommend the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H for the 3770k if your gonna overclock. It's around 140$ but it's a nice MoBo
February 20, 2013 6:31:29 PM

Thanks Eric,
I have made sure I will purchase low profile ram and have increased the clock speed t 2133. I have also decided on the Seagate Baracuda 3T 7200 rpm HD with a 64Mb cache( quite a bit less than the WD caviar black 3T). I also switched out the optical to include one with blue ray capability. Still deciding on case and motherboard. I'm thinking I'd like to have thunderbolt on the mobo. I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU since I cannot say I'll never use it for games. Any suggestions on GPU?
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