Originally Posted by coolfada
thanks for your reply
work station? it will be a stand alone application that interacts with FTSE 100 data but there won't be other instances of the application, so that means workstation right?
yes it would be very graphically oriented, 3D environment with a hundred moving characters on screen all the time.
so there would be multiple graphics cards hooked up to the sli setup? the application would be displayed on a large screen. the 5 touchscreens would wouldn't be showing the same thing as on the screen but options that the user could select such as selecting a specific item on the screen
when you say 'dual CPU motherboard' do you mean intel core 2 duo technology?
would 4gb ram suffice? the application would be extremely data processing intensive.
I would recommend getting a workstation/server motherboard which has an actual two slot interface for CPU's, you can literally have two on it at once... thus you can have an effective 8 cores with a top of the line CPU
if you can overstretch your budget a bit, you could get a pair of these Newegg.com - Intel Xeon X7350 Tigerton 2.93GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 771 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
lol... j/k, 4.5m is crazy enough... jesus
or realistically you could get something like these
Newegg.com - Intel Xeon X5365 Clovertown 3.0GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache Socket 771 120W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
then get this motherboard or something equivalent
Newegg.com - ASUS DSEB-D16/SAS Dual 771 Intel 5400 SSI EEB 3.61 Server Motherboard - Retail
then get any number of some ram like this
Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Server Memory - Retail
then get two crossfire pci-e x16 cards, I have no idea about ATI cards sorry
then get some 10,000 RPM hard drives depending on the size of the files you'll put on the pc
I'd say 8 gigs of ram would suffice, 4 gigs probably as well, but be safe
if you wan't you can always buy on the low side and upgrade the PC after testing it to see if it works for you
Don't forget to buy however many touch screens you need and don't forget to make sure you don't buy too many and not have enough DVI links