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September 15, 2012 12:21:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $750 - $1000 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Stock trading PC and possibly simulations.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: No I should have a copy of Windows 7 or XP Pro to use.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any online or store retailer

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Las Vegas, NV USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type - Intel processor, I was thinking i5 or i7

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Is it bad that I don't know these two terms.

Your Monitor Resolution: At least 2 monitors at 1280x1024. Probably will upgrade to 3 or 4 at same resolution. It would be nice if the video card had two dvis. Or any suggestions for my monitor setup. A card with an HDMI might be nice if I were to mount a additional TV above the setup on the wall.

Additional Comments: I would like it close to OEM in terms of noise. I would like to run a RAID 1 setup with 2 1TB hard drives for backup redundancy. So suggestions on a RAID controller. I was thinking around 8GB of ram. Nothing flashy or fancy needed. Just smooth and quick.
My current setup is over 10 years old and needs to go.

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September 15, 2012 12:36:25 AM
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $795.46
September 15, 2012 12:46:40 AM

Thanks for the suggestion iDroid.
Question 1. What makes the i5 processors ending in a K better. Like the i5-3570K?

Question 2. Can I split the two DVI ports to do four monitors? Or would I just buy another GTX 660? If I had to do another GPU would I need a larger PSU.
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September 15, 2012 12:51:34 AM

drewcam888 said:
Thanks for the suggestion iDroid.
Question 1. What makes the i5 processors ending in a K better. Like the i5-3570K?

Question 2. Can I split the two DVI ports to do four monitors? Or would I just buy another GTX 660? If I had to do another GPU would I need a larger PSU.


the suffix "K" means that the CPU can be overclocked.

the only reason i linked an Nvidia card was because i tought you might be doing some simulations and CUDA can come in handy for those situations... if not i would have recommended a 7850 which can output video to four monitors and has a MUCH BETTER performance in OpenCL applications.
September 15, 2012 1:03:22 AM

How would I split the one dvi from a 7850 to 4 monitors?
September 15, 2012 1:10:04 AM

drewcam888 said:
How would I split the one dvi from a 7850 to 4 monitors?


The 7850 has 1 Dual link DVI, 1 HDMI and 2 mini display ports and it comes with adapters.
September 15, 2012 1:13:01 AM

Any 7850 gpu manufacturers to avoid?
September 15, 2012 1:18:13 AM

drewcam888 said:
Any 7850 gpu manufacturers to avoid?


EVGA, Zotac, Galaxy, ECS, PNY, sparkle .... :lol:  just kidding... those are nvidia-only manufacturers.

buy this 7870: http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/his-video-card-h787q2... it cost the same as a 7850 after the mail-in-rebate and has a fairly better performance.
September 15, 2012 1:34:12 AM

Out of stock but I can find a replacement. thanks
September 15, 2012 1:41:24 AM

drewcam888 said:
Out of stock but I can find a replacement. thanks


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September 15, 2012 1:44:55 AM

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