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Old 02-07-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Ok, continuing form my other thread.

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I hear you are a computer tech. Perhaps we could help each other out, and have a little fun while we're at it. I'll cut straight to it-
I need a desktop that will be able to fuction as a home entertainment center as well as a home office. I am a foreign exchange trader and while it is nice to work from home, I just cannot have an average system. I need a machine that will be yawning with at least 3 realtime streaming programs running at once. I need a fast, reliable and somewhat upgradable computer. Most importantly, only because it is rare, I need more than two monitors to work independently and in tandem. I found a video card that is reasonable priced, but I have been told that there are other ways to make this happen and due to the high cost would be willing to explore all options. Nvidia Quadro4 400 nvs is what it's called.
Here in what I'm thinking:
pentium 4 2.8 atleast
160 gig hard drive
1 gig Ram with upgradable port
dual disc drives (1 cd/dvdrom and one dvdrw 16 w/dual writing)
awesome sound card
a quandro video card
Wireless card & router
An operating system and a restore disc
standard software like acrobat, and a disc player/writer...
lot of ports USB, broadband, PCI, PCE, Firewire... y'know the works

I know there are levels of quality for each of these, and we could discuss all that. At this stage in the game just send me back an e-mail telling me what you think, and then we can possibly start looking into prices, availability and time cost. If you can out price my other options we should be able to do a little business.
Anyway
I will be online quite a lot here on my little rockin laptop, so I will be in touch.
So guys, that's the deal. Please help me with this!
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

Basically, he want a top of the line system. Sounds like he needs multi-core system because he runs 3 real time software that does something, something, doohicky. Then he want's it to be a home theater system. Definitely need high quality sound. Plus, he wants this machine to be upgradeable. Nothing wrong with SLi here. Here's a quick config: (what is his budget anyways? If he's thinking about the Quadro's, I think he has a very high budget.)

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227056

(If you have two of these video card, can't you run a total of 4 monitors?)
eVGA 256-P2-N529-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130237

or a cheaper

eVGA 256-P2-N525-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130248

Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102189

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120

RAID 0 setup with 2 of these:
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

As many as he needs
PLEXTOR Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131356

You know I'm going to recommend this monitor. Get as many as he wants:
ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 2ms white-black-white (typ) LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

What trd corrola said is good except he said he wanted a quadro card. Other then that you should be fine. Although I would maybe get another 250gb hard drive just as a storage on top of the raptors. In that thing you had he said at least a 2.8 p4. Does he care if its intel or not? Because I would go with the processor trd has if he dosent mind having amd.
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

I'm not too familiar with the Quadro chipsets, but can't the 7800GTX produce the same results? I wonder what apps he's running? Quadros NVS, aren't they the cheap kind?
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

ive looked at the specs of a quadro and they dont seem all that good, wouldnt a gtx be better? and the setup TRD suggested looks really good
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

FORGET the ASUS A8N go with this, MUCH better!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130037

Alot less problems, and its full16x support!
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

Dudes HE WANTS A QUADRO.

The quadro 400 nvs runs 4 monitors alone. No need for SLi or Crossfire!
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

Holy mother.... never seen a video card that can run all 4 monitors at the same time. He wants "upgradeability" meaning SLi is just that. He can put in just that one video card and if he wants to later down the road, put in another one for performance or whatever. That's just what I'm thinking. Otherwise, just get him an Asus A8N5X motherboard and that Quadro.
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

Quadros are meant for digital creation and stuff like that, the 7800 cards are for gaming, there is a big difference.
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:40 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ok, continuing form my other thread.

Quadro video cards are in a world all on it's own. Looks good.

Just get him this then:

PNY Quadro 4 400 NVS 64MB Video Card
http://www.superwarehouse.com/PNY_Qu...VS-PB/p/402502

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065
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