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Hardware lust: trading PC with 6-monitors

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Here's another option for you...think they deliver to all of Europe as well - Trading Computers - Desktops

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I think what @Big Mike recommended looks like good advice. The only things I would think about are:
1. if you can, select no graphics card to save some money.
2. get good cooling that is ideally ultra silent (I hate loud computers)
3. I can only agree with @Big Mike, get a good keyboard and mouse. I use a gaming mouse and would always recommend that.

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What do you think?
what would you change?

CAS:Coolermaster HAF-X Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side-panel Window 1x230mm
Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+82]ù

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-3930K 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
***Overclockable XXX*** [-378]

FAN:Coolermaster Hyper 412S CPU Fan with 4 x Direct Contact heat-pipes,
Extreme performance and Ultra quie ***Overclockable XXX*** [-2]



MOTHERBOARD: (4-Way SLI Support) Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Chipset
Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ ROG Connect, ROG UEFI Bios, BT GO, 7.1 HD Audio,
GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 5 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCIe X1 [+135]



HDD:240 GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
[+167] (Single Hard Drive)

HDD2:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) (Single
Hard Drive)

MEMORY:16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston
HyperX w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX***)


POWERSUPPLY:1000 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 1050 Watts HX1050W Modular
Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+47])

OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+28] (64-bit Edition)

SEW

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: Lalala:
What do you think?

To be honest, I think it is more expensive than it has to be...slightly overkill.



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what would you change?

CAS:Coolermaster HAF-X Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side-panel Window 1x230mm
Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+82]ù

You don't need any fancy stuff like LED and so on. That always costs extra. A good case doesn't have to be that expensive ...


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CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-3930K 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
***Overclockable XXX*** [-378]

A Sandy Bridge 2600k or 2700k would be enough...


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FAN:Coolermaster Hyper 412S CPU Fan with 4 x Direct Contact heat-pipes,
Extreme performance and Ultra quie ***Overclockable XXX*** [-2]

Don't know. With a 2600k/2700k this is a bit less critical and any big silent cooler will do.


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MOTHERBOARD: (4-Way SLI Support) Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Chipset
Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ ROG Connect, ROG UEFI Bios, BT GO, 7.1 HD Audio,
GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 5 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCIe X1 [+135]

Overkill, a simpler one would do:
Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ BT GO! LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 3 PCIe Gen2, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI ***Overclockable XXX***


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HDD:240 GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
[+167] (Single Hard Drive)

240 is probably a bit much. And I don't know if it is a good one, do some background reading.


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HDD2:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) (Single
Hard Drive)

OK


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MEMORY:16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston
HyperX w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX***)

OK



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POWERSUPPLY:1000 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 1050 Watts HX1050W Modular
Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+47])

You don't need 1000W 600-650 is plenty(with the 2600k at least).


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OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+28] (64-bit Edition)

OK


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As budged 6 monitors solution i would buy a Z68 Mainboard with 2 PCIe slots and use the Sandy Bridge Onboard dual outputs and two Nvidia Quaddro NVS 300 graphic cards.

Cheapest solution with full function in my opinion.

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This is my setup with an Eyefinity6.

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For those wanting 5 displays and not playing games. You don't want to occupy 2 slots. Only for trading. Not wanting to pay big prices for a gaming card.

This is the card you will need.

Newegg.ca - XFX HD-677X-Z5F3 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I might want to sell my current card and get this.

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It's very easy to over build your trading workstation. If you're not using virtual machines and running multiple copies of NT, your computing needs are very straight forward. One of my favorite workstations is as follows:

CPU - Intel I7 2600K - overclocked to 4.2 GHZ

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2HB3 micro ATX, enough SATA III 6 GB/s, PCIE 2, 1 gb NIC, and it cost me $59!

memory - Crucial 16 GB - don't really need more than 8 GB with NT

SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SATA 6Gb/s

video - AMD ATI FirePro 2460 for quad monitor support.

Fits in an old HP micro ATX case with the original HP 300 watt supply.

This is still one of my favorite workstations and the one I use all the time for development. It's simple, fast, QUIET, reliable, and dependable. A quick check of Amazon prices indicates it would take less than $1200 to build it today.

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Hi friends

I bought my desktop.

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CPU:intel core i7 3820 oem
artic cooling freezer cpu fan
Hard Drive: crucial ssd 128 gb m4
Data Hard Drive:seagate 1tb sata iii
Motherboard: asus pro p9x79
Kingston Hyper X Blu Serie memory 16 gb
Video Card: ati hd 5870 video card 2 gb Eyefinity
Corsair 850W psu

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Possible cost effective quad monitor output cards

These seem like reasonably priced cards with OK business non-3D performance, giving 4 monitor connections per PCI-E slot. Including pics, for when the links die. (CAD prices, sites for the cards)

Buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 MDT 1GB GDDR5 Video Card at TigerDirect.ca

Newegg.ca - Galaxy 21GGE4AM9EKP MDT X4 GeForce 210 Multi Display 1GB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Newegg.ca - JATON VIDEO-PX309-QUAD Radeon HD 3450 4 DVI outputs 512MB DDR2 Per GPU 1GB Total Onboard PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

(Note the Galaxy 560 will treat 3 of your monitors as one big desktop, as opposed to individual screens, ie., when you maximize a window, it should spread across all 3 screens with that card)
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Product Specifications

GPU
Chipset ATI Radeon HD 6770
Chip Clock 850 MHz
Cooling System Fansink

Memory
Memory (Maximum) 1024 MB ( ) 4800 MHz DDR5
Memory Width 128 bit

Interfaces/Ports
Video Card Bus Type PCI Express 2.1
DisplayPort 5 x Mini DisplayPorts

Resolution
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600 Pixels

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