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If I were going to build a system today, I would use:
images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's List of Excel Spread Sheet - PC Build Specs: (Compare Prior Build Specs).

Trade Station System Optimized For Power & Performance - Intel X79 Chipset & LGA 2011 Socket

Please Note: Due to the current short life cycles of Chip Sets and GPUs (from 3 to 6 months), Motherboards and Graphics cards are going obsolete quicker than I can evaluate the new crop. The same thing is happening to DVD-RW drives. Therefore, don't be surprised if your supplier suggests a different part number for some recommended device. Check the specs and it they are the same or very similar, run with it.

Item prices are for reference only and were in effect on the day of publication.

      By Joe Whinery 11/23/2011 Directron NewEgg
    If I were going to build a system today, I would use:        
  Change Item Brand Model   Approx    
1   Case Rosewill Ranger   $69.99 Amazon NewEgg
2   Case P/S PC Power & Cooling PCMK2S950   $119.99 Directron NewEgg
3   BD Writer LG WH12LS30   $90.00 Directron NewEgg
4   DVD+-RW ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLS/B/AS   $20.99 Directron NewEgg
5   CPU - Intel i7-3930K BX80619i73930K   $599.99 Directron NewEgg
      i7-3960X BX80619i73960X $1,049.99   Directron NewEgg
6   Liquid Cooler Corsair  Hydro Series H100   $102.99 Directron Amazon
7   Fan NOT Included with Retail Box CPU    
8   SSD OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G $629.99 NewEgg Amazon
9   Hard Drive Seagate 500GB ST3500413AS 6GbS $89.99   Directron Amazon
10   Hard Drive 500GB ST500DM002 6GbS $89.99   Directron Amazon
11   Hard Drive 2TB ST32000641AS 6GbS $172.95   Amazon NewEgg
12   Keyboard Logitech EX-100 920-000879   $24.99 Directron NewEgg
13 Memory 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 $30.00 Directron NewEgg
14   Memory 8GB   CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $47.00   Directron NewEgg
+   Memory 16GB   CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $104.00   Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 32GB   CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 $249.99   Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 8GB DDR3 1866 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R $79.99   Amazon NewEgg
+   Memory 16GB   CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R   $159.99 Provantage NewEgg
    Memory 32GB   CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10 $527.65   Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 32GB   CMT32GX3M4X1866C9 $999.99   ? ?
15   Monitor ASUS ASUS VE276Q Black 27" $294.99   Directron NewEgg
    w/DisplayPort ASUS ASUS VE278Q Black 27"   $319.99 Directron NewEgg
16   MotherBoard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe   $379.99 Directron NewEgg
        P9X79 WS $379.99   Directron NewEgg
17   Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop    
18   Operating Sys Windows 7 x64 Professional OEM   $138.99 Directron NewEgg
20   Speakers Altec Lansing VS2621   $17.99 Directron NewEgg
21   Graphics ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 $289.99 Directron NewEgg
    Total       $2965.87    
22 HD_ Mobile Rack Kingwin HD-KF-813-BK   $23.99 Directron Amazon
23   Backup Software Easeus TODO Backup Free V2.5.1   Free    
24   Clone & BackUp Acronis True Image Home Code: UGNL1211 UGR Special
25   Monitor Stand Evertek DLB101-PB $28.50   Geeks Amazon
    Better Keyboard      for keyboard    

Note: AMD Eyefinity support requires monitor #3 must support DisplayPort.

Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. TradeStation 9.1 Base - Update 1 Release Notes
    1. - System Requirements TradeStation Platform TradeStation
  2. images/bullet2.gifEnabling AHCI the easy way by Joe Whinery!
  3. images/bullet2.gifWindows 7 Comparison Chart
  4. images/bullet2.gifInstalling 3TB HDs
  5. images/bullet2.gifSupporting 3TB HDs - Limits & Requirements
  6. images/bullet2.gifAMD FX CPU Options
  7. images/bullet2.gifVideo Resolutions
  8. images/bullet2.gifDisplayPort
  9. AMD Eyefinity Validated Dongles
  10. ACCELL Cables - Audio, Video, Speaker, Computer Cables and Interconnects

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