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September 17, 2012 7:15:39 PM

Hi, I am looking for advice on building a new trading pc. I would post what parts I have picked out, but I know NOTHING about building computers, and I don't even know where to start. My primary use will be for trading, with my secondary uses being school work (word, excel, ppt, ect) web surfing and multi media.

I do not need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard.

I am currently using 1 24" Samsung PLS monitor, but in the future I would like to upgrade to a 20/30/20 PLP triple monitor setup, with the center 30" running 2560x1600.

I would like to have a SSD for the os and a HDD of at least 1 TB for data.

I will NOT be doing any gaming, but I may be watching movies occasionally. Running trading software/charts in the intended use.

I would prefer if the case were sleek, I am not into LEDs or side windows or anything like that.

My budget is up to $2000, but I would prefer to keep it under $1500. I don't know if this budget is overkill for my purposes, but I was looking at dell pre-builts and the configs I was choosing ended up around this amount.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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September 17, 2012 9:37:50 PM

Just add a case.


http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-Silencer-compati... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $59.99
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $207.98 save: $10.00
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
GIGABYTE GV-N650OC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $91.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $843.92 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4MVP/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update
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September 17, 2012 9:54:12 PM

Why_Me said:
Just add a case.

shortened

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4MVP/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update


That build is EXTREME over kill for what he needs, nothing he plans on doing needs a high end quad core... The video card is unnecessarily powerful, he only needs something cheap with 3 monitor support (the video card won't be doing any work if he isn't gaming).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLK3 <- here is what you should be looking at for your needs. You have to add a case to the build, as we don't know what you find attractive personally. That said, here are a couple choices based on what you asked for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to spend more you can upgrade to a quad core, but there's no reason to go with a high end one. Replace the CPU I suggested with this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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September 17, 2012 10:01:39 PM

notresto said:
That build is EXTREME over kill for what he needs, nothing he plans on doing needs a high end quad core... The video card is unnecessarily powerful, he only needs something cheap with 3 monitor support (the video card won't be doing any work if he isn't gaming).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLK3 <- here is what you should be looking at for your needs. You have to add a case to the build, as we don't know what you find attractive personally. That said, here are a couple choices based on what you asked for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to spend more you can upgrade to a quad core, but there's no reason to go with a high end one. Replace the CPU I suggested with this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I stuck that vid card in there so he can run multiple monitors. Agreed though on the cpu, a 3470 or 3450 would suffice just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
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September 18, 2012 1:06:27 AM

Thanks for the replies. I looked over your suggestions and did some research and came up with this build. I want the system to be "future proof" as I don't intent on overclocking, tweaking, or worrying about the components. I also don't mind spending a bit more than what was suggested if it means a much better machine. I also do a lot of video streaming to my XBOX if that makes a difference

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($195.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($127.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $1613.51


I realize that even this is overkill for my purposes. Is there anything on this list that I definitely wont make use of? Basically I don't mind spending a bit more if it means the system will last longer (which is why I tried to put in a decent case/psu/motherboard).
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September 18, 2012 1:13:04 AM

rtbar said:
Thanks for the replies. I looked over your suggestions and did some research and came up with this build. I want the system to be "future proof" as I don't intent on overclocking, tweaking, or worrying about the components. I also don't mind spending a bit more than what was suggested if it means a much better machine. I also do a lot of video streaming to my XBOX if that makes a difference

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($195.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($127.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $1613.51


I realize that even this is overkill for my purposes. Is there anything on this list that I definitely wont make use of? Basically I don't mind spending a bit more if it means the system will last longer (which is why I tried to put in a decent case/psu/motherboard).

Stay away form the Corsair XMS. Corsair Vengeance yes, G.Skill yes, Mushkin yes...but not the Corsair XMS series. It's buggy as all get.
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September 18, 2012 3:16:46 AM

rtbar said:
Thanks for the replies. I looked over your suggestions and did some research and came up with this build. I want the system to be "future proof" as I don't intent on overclocking, tweaking, or worrying about the components. I also don't mind spending a bit more than what was suggested if it means a much better machine. I also do a lot of video streaming to my XBOX if that makes a difference

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hN6g/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($195.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($127.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $1613.51


I realize that even this is overkill for my purposes. Is there anything on this list that I definitely wont make use of? Basically I don't mind spending a bit more if it means the system will last longer (which is why I tried to put in a decent case/psu/motherboard).



I didn't realize you were looking to future proof as much as possible, I apologize. 16GB of ram along, the mid-range quad core and SSD should get you at minimum 3-4 years before you even start thinking of upgrading again. Good choices

The video card and by extention PSU aren't something that you're ever going to take advantage of, unless you decide to start gaming or get into some sort of GPU compute (folding, bit coin mining, things like that).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^ use that PSU, you can't get a reliable 80+ bronze at that price point other than this one.

If you don't want to use a lower end video card, go with a GTX 650 like Why_me originally suggested. It's an up to date architecture (low power consumption) and supports 3 monitors. Plus if you do ever decide to play some games, it has some grunt to do it. A GTX 670 like you picked would be the equivalent of buying a formula one car to use only on your drive way, it literally will never get to spread its wings.
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September 18, 2012 6:21:19 AM

notresto said:
If you don't want to use a lower end video card, go with a GTX 650 like Why_me originally suggested. It's an up to date architecture (low power consumption) and supports 3 monitors. Plus if you do ever decide to play some games, it has some grunt to do it. A GTX 670 like you picked would be the equivalent of buying a formula one car to use only on your drive way, it literally will never get to spread its wings.



What is your opinion on Quadro NVS cards? I wont be gaming so I don't need 3d capabilities really, so would something like this make more sense for trading?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hOFm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hOFm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hOFm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro NVS 450 512MB Video Card ($416.80 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.17 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($127.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $1679.20
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September 18, 2012 2:04:09 PM

Quadro (and FirePro) cards are designed for accelerating 3D modeling and other openGL tasks. All they are is a regular GeForce (or Radeon) card with a special set of drivers.

The only thing about that card that you would possibly make use of, is it's ability to drive 4 monitors. That said, there are much cheaper ways of getting 4 monitor support for example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or how about 6 monitor support for less than the quadro? (Go big or go home? lol) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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