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January 5, 2013 1:03:05 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: next two months

Budget Range: 450 total

System Usage from Most to Least Important: stock trader. charting programs, multiple research sites

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Location: Missouri

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: don't know

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: stock trader. I don't play any games. Currently have a pentium D 2.8 2g desktop with a nividia gforce 9500gt (for two monitors).
It is not getting the job done.
Broker platform runs good, but my other charting program (silverlight) freezes up. It did even before installing the gpu just worse now.
My laptop is core 2 duo 2.2 w/3g ram and it runs the silverlight charting program ok.
I have sattelite internet. Slow even though it is the fastest wildblue has.
I am wanting to get modern. I will want to upgrade the old desktop, but later. Want to put together a new machine.
Hd storage is minimal
Like the idea of being able to run a third monitor.
Like the i3 builds i've read on the forum.
Could i run my gpu AND the integrated graphics with the i3 to use more than two monitors?
I'm not sure how much benefit i will realize with the sattelite internet.

Would love to get some feedback in the form of build examples to get me started.

Thanks in advance :??: 


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January 5, 2013 1:28:47 AM

i would look at something like this. you could get an i3-3225 and use the HD 4000 graphics but it would only run 1 monitor. the 6670 should be able to run 3 monitors. this is assuming your willing to order from more then just amazon. if it all has to be from amazon it will have to be changed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($50.60 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $487.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 22:26 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 1:36:41 AM

Thank You for taking the time to put that together for me.

Now i got some stuff to chew on.
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January 6, 2013 10:20:59 PM

What are some examples of what i would use the SATA 6 and USB 3.0 ports for vs. older versions?

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