Low budget Daytrading computer

Hey Everybody..

I'm trying to make a new daytrading computer for myself.

So far I decided couple of the components I will use.

I should be able to connect 6 screens so I will use this as a graphic card

2x http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/GraphicCard/100322FLEX#ComparePrices

Cpu I will go with AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.7ghz.

8gb Ram is enough for me.

case etc. is not really important, but I still couldn't decide which Motherboard and power supply I should chose.

I'm not looking for something expensive. middle class or a little bit lower is fine.

Brand is important I don't wanna buy a cheap brand product, but doesn't have to be the latest technology.

The motherboard has to have 2x PCIe slots and AM3+ or AM3 socket.

Thank You
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  1. Guessing this is a productivity machine, not really meant for more than office work?

    You could get away with 4GB's of RAM, but RAM is dirt cheap now so 8GB is starting to become the norm. Make sure its 1600Mhz.

    Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+. $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
    Pretty good budget board, thats about it. Considering this isn't a gaming machine, the cards being limited to 4x isnt all that big of a deal.

    Case: Corsair 300R. $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011
    I imagine office machines dont need to be flashy, just house components, keep them cool and have a decent I/O PANEL. This case is fairly subdued and has all the features you would want.

    PSU: Corsair Builder Series 500W. $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Its nothing special, but it will get the job done. Wattage may seem a bit low for dual cards but 6450's only have ~35W draw under load, and the PSU can supply 408W through the 12v rail. So 125W draw from the CPU, plus ~70W from the dual cards still leaves 200W of headroom.
  2. What about the CPU ? Can you guys offer something for between 110 to 140$ ??
  3. You said you already had a Phenom II x6...
    but heres my recommendation on a cheap CPU.

    AMD Phenom II x4 965. $110
    http://216.52.208.185/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
    You lose two cores from the CPU you picked before, but this will still be pretty good. I chose this over an i3 due to its 4 physical cores compared to the i3's 2 physical and 2 virtual cores.
  4. What about this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 isn't this better for future upgrades ?
  5. good for overclocking and experienced building you should just go with manofchalk suggested that great for all puposes
  6. Considering this is an office machine, you wont have to upgrade anything in the foreseeable future. Spreadsheets and Word are not, and never will be demanding tasks. The two extra cores may help in multi-threaded optimized programs, but they are few and far between (and most of them are video editing software). So the Phenom's 4 cores vs the 6100's 6-cores will still give you the same performance.

    And the FX-6100 wont necessarily give you a better upgrade path, its still a low end CPU with similar performance to the Phenom, on the same socket no less.
    The only reason a CPU upgrade may be in order is if its bottle-necking another part of the system (notably and most often, the graphics card).
    But CPU bottle-necking is essentially a thing of the past. And besides, the cards in this rig aren't all that powerful, and from what I can gather are just there to give you more video ports, not generate impressive graphics.
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