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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to build a system that is small but strong enough to handle 2 screens running StreetsmartEdge plus multiple tabs open running news feeds and social feeds. Schwab suggests Intel Core i7 or AMD FX8150 or higher plus 1 gb video card. 4Gb Ram. Just for their platform. I know when I'm trading on my Imac i'm using 16-18GB Ram.


I have watched a ton of game builds From Linus and two or three other popular builders on Youtube.  I wonder if it is possible to build something small quiet and robust. 


My first thought was something along the size of a NUC or slightly bigger.


I should add monitors 2560x1440  most likely


Some questions I have....


Power supply what is the rule just enough power for demand or like a % more than needed?


Graphics cards not gaming but will be running lots of graphs what should I look for besides GB (my Mac has a Radeon Pro  8GB) just for comparison 


I like AMD but I have no allegiance I just want something I can use and it works. 


Obviously its a work computer so no interest in RGB's or water cooling. 


I don't think I will need to be over clocking it either. 


Anyways thanks for any input or advice. 



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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($309.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($144.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($118.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card  ($159.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($81.00 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.86 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1043.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 09:53 EST-0500


Ryzen 5 3600 is also good enough in most cases too. If you can, the Silverstone Sugo SG13 is also a good choice for a small and compact case that is easy to build in. (can't find it on pcpartpicker for some reason)

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 this will do you good, and leave room for some light gaming


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Awesome suggestions The node case looks about right.  Both think the AMD stock cooler is ok or should I look into the Noctua cooler. Again It's all about being quiet. 


Seriously I appreciate the time Thank you

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