Building a desktop

By georgetok · 6 replies
Oct 13, 2011
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  1. Hi,
    I am putting together a Desktop for watching stock market charts.
    I will be connecting 12 Monitors ( Dell U2412M x 24 inch, 1920x1200 ) to this desktop.

    Mostly I will be using 2 stock applications & couple of Word Docs & some webpages simultaneously.

    OS will be Windows -7 ( Ultimate )

    I will be using three ATI FirePro 2460 Graphics cards. ( I did a lot of research & chose these Low Profile cards ) AMD has specifically designed these cards for stock market applications & are used by many professionals.

    I am not sure but Intel i7 2600 3.4 GHz processor should be enough ?

    I am thinking about 8 GB GB DDR3 RAM

    I need one DVD-RW

    I guess Onboard Sound would be good enough.

    Although I don’t have a budget restriction & want to build the best system, I am limited to the parts available where I am located. So you guys need to pick the parts from the following 2 websites. I am importing graphics cards since they are not available here.

    Thank You all.
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    the I7 2600 will be ample power for what you are doing (only would need the much power if you were gaming with those screens) everything you have shown will work perfect for what you are doing, just make sure to select a case with ample cooling for the cards, and a rather large power supply for the 3 FirePro's (atleast a 1200W)
  3. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

  4. georgetok

    georgetok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Those FirePro use a max of 20 watts each.

    In that case do I need more than 500 Watt PSU ?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I would also think that you don't need a 1200w power supply, nor an i7-2600.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The i5 2500K is a very good buy. However, for more horsepower it's fine to get the i7 2600K. The Corsair 750TX will be a good PSU for your system.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    In fact that's almost the PSU(have the HX version) I have running my 2600k and 2 ATI Radeon 5850 video cards. More than adequate.

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