Need help buying a new Desktop

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  1. Amir

    Amir New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a new desktop for trading stocks and futures. My current setup is pretty old, and is due for replacement, especially since it has been constantly failing the past few days...

    Anyway, I'm looking for the following

    AMD dual core 4400 or better
    4GB RAM
    2x 250GB HDs with raid 0
    I don't care too much about the video card, except for the fact it has to be able to run 3 19" monitors in 1280 by 1024 in DVI

    I don't want to build the system myself because I don't have time. I would prefer something pre built, but it doesn't have to be dell or anything like that....any suggestions/input would be much appreciated
     
  2. lazyjk

    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    :ugh:

    why the fuck do you need 4gb of ram and 500 GB of storage to trade stocks?

    anyways heres one I built online

    Motherboard Asus K8N-DL $311.55 CPU
    AMD Opteron (940) 280 Dual-Core 2.4GHz 64-bit (2)
    $3276.00
    CPU Cooling Thermaltake Silent 939 K8 Cooler (2) $62.32
    Ram
    Super Talent PC3200 DDR REG ECC - 1024mb (4) $542.45
    Case
    Lian-Li V2000B Full-Tower Black $350.76
    Power Supply
    Seasonic S12 Series 500W Power Supply $139.75
    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATAII $136.30
    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATAII $136.30
    Video Card
    ASUS GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB $998.89
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic $152.78
    CD / DVD Rom Plextor PX-716A/SW 16x Dual Layer DVD+RW/-RW $163.01
    Communications
    Koutech Firewire b + USB2 PCI-Express Card ETA 2/10 $143.87
    Operating System Windows XP Pro SP2 $176.56







    Sub Total: $6590.57 :dunno:
     
  3. Amir

    Amir New Member

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    I don't, but I don't buy computers too often, so I figured I'd buy one that would last a good amount of time :)

    lazyjk: where did you price that at?
     
  4. James Bond

    James Bond Guest

    Why dont you just go out and buy the best computer you can find??? and if it need more upgrades you can aways add on 2 it.
     
  5. lazyjk

    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    Module Description [FONT=arial,helvetica]Show Details[/FONT]

    Dell XPS 600 Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.8GHz, 800FSB)
    Operating System Genuine Windows®XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Memory 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 4 DIMMs
    Keyboard No Keyboard
    Monitors FEATURED UPGRADE!! 19 inch E196FP Analog Flat Panel
    Video Cards 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
    Hard Drive 250GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 250GB SATA HDDs)
    Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
    Mouse No Mouse
    Modem No Modem Requested
    CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 48x CD-RW Drive Sound Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeMusic (D), w/Dolby® Digital 5.1 Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
    Office Software (not included in Windows XP) Microsoft Office Small Business Ed.- Basic plus PowerPoint and Publisher Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed)
    McAfee SecurityCenter with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 15-months Hardware Warranty 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support Premier Warranty TOTAL:$2,698.00
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    and find one that has a video card that will support 3 monitors?
     
  7. Amir

    Amir New Member

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    Thx for the help....found something for around $2k :)
     

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