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post #21 of 65
lets take a giant step backwards smile.gif

to start, i take the opinion of anyone who claim they want 8 monitors with a grain of salt biggrin.gif they need to 1st understand what the term "resolution" means. here is a good start



my current monitor is a 1600P monitor (2560x1600) which is about 4 times the size of a 720P(1280x720) monitor when it comes to resolution. so technically, my monitor is equal to 4 monitors that can play 720P content like most xbox 360 games.

try not to think about power in terms of how many monitor you can run but what resolution you want to run things at. because 4x720p monitors still wont look anywhere near as nice as my single 1600p monitor biggrin.gif
post #22 of 65
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Thank you for the detailed information that I think I actually followed along with.

I do appreciate the help. One main reason I wish to have the ability to use this is I trade stocks on a part time basis and what I have will just not keep up with the demand when the markets are open and there is a lot of information coming through, my graphic cards bog down very badly now and one program said it needs a card with 2 gig (I think that is correct, mine has a 1/2 gig I think) I look at it like the generator I use if we lose power in my house, it will run a lot of my house but not everything and only if I control it well, my computer reminds me of this when I am using it for trading.

I will use the computer for other uses but this is the main reason I want it, to dedicate its use in case I ever get better at that trade. More of a hobby interest but I hope it grows.

I do not know how the drain on a computer works with all of that but several people I have seen have the ability of 8 monitors and I just want to be sure I have the power when I want it.

What would be the difference in cost between the 1150 and the 2011?

Thanks to all of you for helping.

Steve

What program, specifically?

And what is your max budget, realistically? $1000, $7000 or what?
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post #23 of 65
Mmm... stock trading I see.

Well the 4770K retails $349.99 and can usually be found for cheaper. The price of motherboards for the 1150 socket range from $50 to $500, and the one you picked is good.

The 4930K retails for $579.99 and usually sticks to that price. The price of motherboards for the 2011 socket range from $200 to $500.

The price of the motherboard doesn't always indicate quality and should be picked based on highest rating and number of ratings, as that will give you a good idea on reliability and features.

The issue of stock trading actually makes the 4930K a bit more compelling as it can handle a very high amount of data/information quickly. This is a bit of split, the 4770K and related components will be easier to maintain and trouble shoot thanks to wide spread availability compared to the 4930K.

As mentioned the 2011 socket is a bit more difficult to set up and maintain yet powerful... I will stick with my recommendation for the 1150/4770K as it still comes back to simplicity, a beginning rig, and it should still do very well in your application.
post #24 of 65
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ok, I am humbled by that comment because I obviously do not know what can an cannot be put onto these, I have seen the set up with 8 monitors but I have no idea what size or resolution or any of that, so I understand your comment tells me something I do not know but how do I grasp how to compare? I want a lot of real estate to work from so I can have a lot of information up so that I do not have to search for it, if that makes sense. It is a fairly common set up but I do not know any more than what I have seen.

Example, I have an Imac 24 inch 07 model, older I know but I had an SSD Drive put into it and raised the RAM to 6 which is the max for it. It will operate its monitor and a 28 inch one I have a model iF281D HDMI but that is all I know of what it is. It works fine for what I do. I do not know the resolution or how to compare with what you wrote but thought this may help, maybe not.

Thank you,
Steve
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lets take a giant step backwards smile.gif

to start, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i take the opinion of anyone who claim they want 8 monitors with a grain of salt biggrin.gif they need to 1st understand what the term "resolution" means. here is a good start



my current monitor is a 1600P monitor (2560x1600) which is about 4 times the size of a 720P(1280x720) monitor when it comes to resolution. so technically, my monitor is equal to 4 monitors that can play 720P content like most xbox 360 games.

try not to think about power in terms of how many monitor you can run but what resolution you want to run things at. because 4x720p monitors still wont look anywhere near as nice as my single 1600p monitor biggrin.gif

Oh nuts, just when we were getting somewhere... Its not for gaming bro. Your 24 inch iMac has a 24-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1920 by 1200 pixels, millions of colors. This is on that chart to give you an idea on resolution.
Edited by EchoTwoZero - 3/21/14 at 4:17pm
post #26 of 65
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While I am not a gamer, it is a lively event when it is going on.

I do not know exactly what to budget but I was hoping to stay under about 1800 - 2000 without monitors. I would slowly pick those up as I find sales an I do not have to have all at one time.

I love simplicity but I do not want to skimp in any way if possible. Is the 32 RAM enough? Can it be built to add more if needed sometime later?

Also, dose anyone know of someone or a place that may want to acutally build this for me if that becomes an issue? I like the idea of trying it myself as it would help me understand what I have and how it works, I built (or helped build) one of my houses and it was very cool to know where all the wires and components were and all the guts of the house. While I do not want to do that again, it was a neat experience.

Steve
post #27 of 65
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Also, dose anyone know of someone or a place that may want to acutally build this for me if that becomes an issue?




Visit your local MicroCenter
post #28 of 65
There are quite a few places you can purchase a pre-built PC if you would like to go that route I guess you could try Digital Storm as they have pre-built workstations. The reason we typically don't talk about that stuff is because when you build your own computer you learn something and save money (labor costs). If you have a local micro center go and ask some questions and they can help you in person and show you resolutions and pc builds.
post #29 of 65
I built a computer for a client who did stock trading a couple of years ago smile.gif
In a nutshell we ended up with an i7 2600K, 32GB RAM and two of the AMD 7950 graphics cards that supported up to 6 monitors EACH (I think they were sapphire) with the correct ACTIVE mini display port to HDMI adapters. He was very happy with the build bundled in to a fractal design R3. Of course these components are outdated now, but I'm sure we can establish current day equivalents.
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post #30 of 65
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I appreciate that and I will not mention it again, as I said, I am new at this and would like to try it but it is a little intimidating as I am not even sure of what I don't know. It is facinating.

So, if I were to order the parts, get them in and watch the video in detail about building it, is that likely to be enough or will there be hidden points and secrets that if I do not do it correctly it will just fizzle away?

I am game at this point.

One point made earlier about pricing and checking comments or reviews, do you google that part and see what others have to say about it? Is this basically what one is talking about?

Also, if I take my time and buy parts when I am comfortable with them and their review, do they go out of style or become outdated quickly?

Is there a primary place to buy like the NewEgg or Amazon or it is hunt and search for who has the part I am looking for?

Thanks to all of you for helping, it is making a nice picture.

So these are components that pretty much have a hole or a set of pins that either fit or they don't?

Steve
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