Registered: May 2010
08-06-12 11:49 PM
Hello, I just bought this through my computer insurance company (so it cost me 0 dollars). My spending limit was $750 and I had to use Tiger Direct. This was the best I could find for the price. I was unable to beat the price of the barebones kit by buying parts separately.
I understand it only has an integrated graphics card. It WILL support 2 monitors as it has a VGA and DVI out, but I will add on another graphics card to support more.
Other than the graphics card, how does this system look for trading?
The only way I see that I can increase speed is through a SSD drive, but I feel I'll need more than 200 GB. I AM thinking of buying a SSD drive to add to the system from which I can run my trading software?
If I did add a SSD drive, how could I exactly utilize it to effect the speed of my trading. Windows will be installed on the non-SSD drive.
Is 8 GB RAM enough? It sounds like plenty to me....
•MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2667MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Ready
•Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail
•MSI DH-24AAS-17 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA
•Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
•Western Digital WD10EALX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 1TB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB
•Thermaltake VN770M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Computer Case - ATX, 700W PSU, Full Tower, 3 x 5.25" Bays, 5 x 3.5" Bays, 8 x Expansion Slots, 2 x USB 3.0, 2x Blue LED Fans, Black