Optimal Build for Mutli Tabling Poker

noctus

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ey everyone,

I want to build a new system.

Budget:
Any price should be a problem, just want it to be cost effective for my objective. (up to 1500?)

Objective:
Run the following smoothly at once
- Handle up to 25 poker tables from 5-6 poker clients
- a few web browsers
- poker tracker 3
- a music player
- msn, aim, skype
- 4 monitor (so an SLI or Cross fire board)

Other Notes:
I don't really play any games on my PC so I don't think I require much of a video card. I currently run my two monitors off a radeon HD3450 and don't have any problems with everything I want to do.

I currently , an intel core 2duo 2.33ghz and 4g DDR2 running at 333mhz so anything is going to be a large improvement.

I don't necessary need a specific build, but a general guide line as far as what kind and how important different processor types (dual core, quad core / i7), and memory amounts, type and speed, will affect my ability to run everything smoothly at min would be most appreciated.

I fairly savvy with computers but I haven't kept update with all this jazz for over a few years.

Thanks for you thoughts,

Noctus
 

skora

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How quickly are you looking to do this. Might be worth waiting for the core i5 to come out later this year. 4 core processor with hyper threading so 8 streams of data. Since nothing is going to be tasking the CPU except the shear number of threads, should do well for you. Short of exploring a Xeon based server setup or skulltrail, may be worth the wait. Never delved into the Xeon line so dont know if they support HT and I don't think skulltrail does either, so running 2 quad cores gets you to the same spot a HT quad would get you but for a lot more.