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Alex_vt

62 months ago

Hello,

This is my first build. The main purpose of the setup is for looking at stock charts on three monitors. Since this is my first build I was wondering if I can get some help on a couple of questions. Do I still need a sound card? Do I need a network card to use ethernet cable or is that already on the motherboard? I it difficult to run a dual hard drive setup? I read somewhere that solid state is faster so thats the main hard drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $160.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $71.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $785.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 20:46 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Sound is integrated and is usually good, but not crystal clear as some people want or need. I think almost if not all every motherboards come with Ethernet on-board.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I also don't see why you need a 2GB video card if you're only going to be viewing stock charts. :\

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that charting companies recommend at least 512 mb per monitor, I'm not sure if thats too much

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that's weird. :\ I never thought you needed much VRAM to view charts. I guess go with the 2GB card then to be safe.

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