Hi. I had an earlier post, but I’ve completely changed my build
since I found out one of the programs I use every day doesn’t work well with
AMD and I decided to go with 6 Asus VN279QL 27 inch monitors vs the 2 monitors
I have. I figured it was easier to start a new post so it wasn’t confusing.
Here’s the build. I’m hoping to have it built tonight
or tomorrow or microcenter.
background on what I will be using the machine for.
I'm a full-time day trader and I
put very heavy loads on my machine with multiple trading platforms, running
other multiple programs, and a screen capture recording my screens during
market hours. I’m a very heavy multitasker and put heavy loads on my machine. I
will NOT be using this PC for any gaming. It’s strictly a work PC for heavy
multitasking and day trading. The trading programs I use are Think or Swim,
Scanz, Stocks To Trade, and Etrade Pro.
These are some specific things I’m unsure of:
CPU Cooling: I chose the Corsair iCUE H11 5i RGB
from high recommendations but not sure if this is the best choice in a water
cooler, and I’m not sure if water cooling is better for the i9-1000K vs air
Quick Update: My friend just told me has a brand new Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT, 280mm Radiator, Dual 140mm PWM Fans, Software Control, Liquid CPU Cooler that he said he can give me and it's event better than the one I chose.
I also have access from this same friend to the Noctua NH-U12S, Noctua NH-U12DX i4,
and the Noctua NH-U14S which he recommends.
I’m also open to a different water cooler if that’s recommended if I can
purchase it at microcenter this weekend. Any thoughts on liquid vs air? Is liquid
safe from leaking etc? I’ve heard it’s more efficient but not sure if there is risk
destroying my machine from a water leak.
Memory: I have 2 choices for RAM I can use. DDR4-2666
CL16 Memory or DDR4-3200 CL16. I don’t know which is the better choice for the Intel
Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz. Someone sent me this link https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/199332/intel-core-i9-10900k-processor-20m-cache-up-to-5-30-ghz.html
and said don’t use higher than 2933 speed since that’s the speed that Intel
guarantees the CPU/RAM will be stable at. Is that correct?
Memory 2: Another question I have is about enabling Intel
XMP to make RAM run at it’s advertised speed. https://www.howtogeek.com/257766/how-to-enable-intel-xmp-to-make-your-ram-run-at-its-advertised-speeds/.
Is this something that microcenter can do during the build and should I have it
Secondary Storage: I chose the Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB
2.5" Solid State Drive over an HDD because I have about 3TB of files, and even
thought I don’t access them everyday, sometimes I need to search for something
and it takes so long on the HDD externals I have. Will the SSD help me with
quicker searches, opening files quicker, and updating things in the files?
Video Card: I chose the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4
GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card but I also was considering the ASUS GeForce GTX 1650
Dual Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card. It seemed to me the
Gigabytes was a better choice but not sure.
Case: I chose the Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case because
a few friends have them and love them. I’m hoping this is a good choice.
Thank you for any input on my questions and anything else you
might add. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
Go with the 3200 speed memory for your RAM of those two choices, and yes, you should absolutely be running XMP.
SSDs will generally just make everything faster on your PC. Transferring files, booting Windows, loading programs, searching for things. It's one of the best investments you can make into the performance of your system.
For your video card, since you're not actually doing anything graphically intensive I would just choose the cheapest option that will let you support the number of monitors you need at their resolution.
The Meshify C is a great case, just keep in mind that it only comes with two fans. If you go with that Corsair AIO liquid cooler you can mount that in the front and then have on exhaust fan on the top and the back which would be a good setup.
Thanks. Interesting about the Noctua NH-D15. I was considering that
until I was told it bend the motherboard because of the weight. I’m thinking
maybe that wasn’t good info. Would you go with the 240mm AIO liquid cooler or
the NH-U14S? I don’t mind if something goes wrong with the AIO to gain a more
efficient system. I was just concerned with it leaking and frying the system.
Wow I really wanted to go with the 3200 speed and started to
question it mainly because of being told things like this that I pulled off a
website that builds machines for trading so I started to get nervous about
system stability. What do you think?
“If you’re planning on building your own PC, be sure to cross
reference the memory chips model and version number with the motherboard’s BIOS
version and the motherboard vendors Qualified Vendor List for memory they
tested to help improve stability/compatibility.”
“Intel rates their CPUs at a given memory frequency, which is
the speed that Intel guarantees the CPU/RAM will be stable at. For the 10th gen
processors, that’s around 2933 MHz. There are RAM chips available at 3600 MHz
or even much higher currently. There’s almost no extra performance to be gained
by running the RAM at extremely high frequencies and it comes with the risk of
decreased stability. If customers want max RAM frequency, we are happy to build
out the system with higher speed RAM, usually at no extra cost, but it comes
with a heads up from the start that those speeds aren’t officially certified
and it may not be the best idea.”
I’m glad you said yes about the XMP. Can the techs at
microcenter that will build this do that?
I should have clarified the SSD would be for extra storage. For the
main drive I’m going to use the M.2 Samsung 970 Evo+. Will I still benefit with
the files on the secondary SSD for opening, writing, searching etc?
I don't plan on overclocking. Just the memory thing that we're talking about but I don't know if that's considered over clocking.Thanks for clearing that up on the memory. It sounds like the way to go is with the 3200 and have the XMP in done in the BIOS.I won't be transferring any files. It would just be for opening word and excel files like you said. Also I will at times search for a particular file or category in file explorer which can take time in 4TB so I don't know if that would be faster with an SSD for storage.
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