Help Me Build a Trading Machine
Hello, I'm a 22 year old college student, with minimal experience in building computer, but I have done it before. I'm looking to put together a rig for my uncle who is a painter slash day trader. He would ideally like to run up to 4 monitors, but I'd like to build him one that can take up to 6 monitors, encase he would like to expand. His budget for the computer is $700-$800 dollars, give or take. Ideally that price would include at least one more monitor. The case does not need to look pretty, and he doesn't need to buy all the monitors at once, he already has one. Put yourself in my shoes, what would you put together?
If you don't mind, will you please take a look at System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $600 Gaming PC
as a process that helps you to think about making your final choice.
That helped, I think I'll go by that list. How easy is it to install two graphics cards. I'm not keen on how new motherboards work. From the looks of it on the marathon page, the picture of the motherboard has only has one blue slot, and that would be for a PCI Express 2.1 x16? Do the two slots blew also allow for the same video card type?
Do You Really Need More than 3 Monitors?
Take a look at Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Z68
too many choices are to buy,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com )?
bynexboy : How easy is it to install two graphics cards.
video about ATI CrossFire
Its for a trading machine, which means he sits and watches the stocks all day, of course he can use four monitors. You need to understand how day trading works to know why he can use all four.
Anyway, I'm looking for more of an explanation on how the mother board slots work in junction with video cards. Does he need two blue slots, or can one get away with using a smaller slot, and do the smaller slots use the same type of cards?
He doesn't need a top of the line system, but being future proof is key, and prices should be ideal this time of year.
many thanks in advance!
Graphics Cards, Power Supply, Hard Drive, Case, Windows 7
MSI HD 5770--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490 2x $230
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-152-036&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=100&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo 1x $60
Seagate Barracuda ST3160316AS 160GB--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148698 1x $75
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144- 1x $50
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Software+-+Operating+Systems-_-Microsoft-_-32116986 1x $100
INTEL Processor, Mothoard, DDR3 Ram
Itel Core i5-2400--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074 1x $190
GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3--http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3899#sp 1x $122
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB --http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 1x $47
AMD Processor, Motherboard, DDR2 Ram
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz-- http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-3-2GHz-Retail/dp/B002TQYUAE 1x $142
ASRock A770DE--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157226 1x $54
Wintec AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB)--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161241 2x $80
bynexboy said:I'm trying to decide between AMD or Intel. My decision will be base on which one is more upgradable for the future. What do you think?
Hi Jon. Please take your own time, I think it is in your best interest and for your uncle.
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge $189.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI $121.99
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $23.99
XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit $109.99
XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 $114.99
bynexboy said:Thanks for your time G411. The motherboard you selected only supports one PCI Express, and it looks like he'll need at least two. The ram is a better selection, though!
It is always a good idea to read to Asrock Website to look at the full specifications and features,
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ( 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI ).
I don't want to give the impression that I don't think PSU XFX PRO750W can to be overpriced one compared to RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W.
Another suggestion is to pay for a:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $89.99
Higher-risk the idea based on the way these 2xGPUs are not to play 3Dgames, but it doesn't always work fine.
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $69.99
bynexboy said:... he doesn't need to buy all the monitors at once, he already has one. Put yourself in my shoes, what would you put together?
Well, before you uncle used more than 3 monitors, It would only used 1 GPU.
So, is it gonna be posibile to upgrade the second GPU, another 4GB ram and extra screens for the future.