Originally Posted by heister
i do game occasionally however this system is mainly for running advanced stock tracking and charting software which is why i plan on going quad since i will be doing a lot of multi tasking... plus the 1366 class mobos generally have the ability to run quad gpus which is nice since i will be able to run more monitors
You wont need quad GPUs unless you want 8 monitors. I wouldnt think you will need an i7 for that kind of software. A quad, yes, but you could easily get away with something cheaper, which in turn would make the rest of the system a fair bit cheaper as well.