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$1000 First time Build Stock Trading Computer * Build me a list!*

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March 17, 2013 12:53:30 AM

I want to build a computer solely for trading stocks.

My current Gateway isn't cutting my needs anymore. It keeps bogging down under the high data streaming I do.

**Needs to be FAST, Reliable, and support the 3 monitors.
**Streaming lots of data needs to be handled.
**Id like to keep the price under $1200 Max
-I plan on running windows 7
--I will be shopping at newegg.com
--No overclocking
Im looking for a build including intel i5/i7 cpu and the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 video card

Alienware Aurora has a similar setup that would run for $1850. Can we build it cheaper?
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What would you recommend? Build me a computer for me to build!

Thanks in advance..
March 17, 2013 1:00:20 AM

are u in US/canada? what is the PC for? do u need to buy monitor/keyboard/OS?
March 17, 2013 1:05:16 AM

AMD Radeon said:
are u in US/canada? what is the PC for? do u need to buy monitor/keyboard/OS?


I live in US. I stated I need the computer for trading, Im a daytrader. Problem lies witht the high amount of data streaming... I do need to buy the Windows 7 os. Im not concerned with the keyboard/mouse and this point.
Thanks!
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March 17, 2013 1:18:34 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 04:16 EDT-0400)

dont change the gpu, it supports 3 monitor via 2 DVI and 1 mini HDMI (you need to buy the cable)
you can attach 2 more monitor to onboard video ports, so the total max monitor you can have is 5
fast SSD
i5
8GB ram

save your money for 3 monitors (probably 150 each)
March 17, 2013 1:22:45 AM

Wow, thanks for the fast response! Sorry if I confused you..
I already have the 3 monitors! So I'm set there.

Push the $$ limit! I want something nice!!



March 17, 2013 11:33:08 AM

Nobody can beat alienware prices?
March 17, 2013 3:35:06 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Knwg

How is this for a first draft?> TIA

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $213.79 FREE $213.79 Amazon

CPU Cooler
Motherboard

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.99 FREE $134.99 Amazon

Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $129.99 FREE $129.99 Newegg


Storage

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.98 $89.98 Outlet PC


Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card $465.99 $6.99 $472.98 SuperBiiz

Add another Video Card For 2-Way SLI
Case

Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 -$20.00 FREE $39.99 Newegg

$20.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply

Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply $39.99 -$20.00 $4.99 $24.98 Newegg

$20.00 mail-in rebate
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 $89.98 Outlet PC

Base Total: $1224.70
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $1196.68
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