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Day Trading and Algo Computer

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You mention tick data, how latency sensitive do you expect your trading to be? I've never used TOS but have read many complaints about them and many other platforms about price feeds lagging. In these cases price latency could effect you more than your computers ability to process the prices.

If your latency dependent, and have automated systems, ie not staring at charts, I would consider running a co-located server to eliminate that latency, I use Dell Poweredge Servers, If your less latency dependent and running a home based computer then any good i7 would probably work - don't skimp on memory though.

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