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BEST TRADING MACHINE

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BEST TRADING MACHINE

I use an iMac with Bootstrap Windows 8.1. 27 inch High Res Screen. 1 Terabyte Solid State Hard Drive. 8 Gig of Memory. wireless keyboard and mouse. Hooks very nicely to phones to upload or download information. just hold your finger on the Option Key and you can switch over to the iMac OS. FaceTime is about the only thing I like on the Apple iMac. I'm a Windows Guy. I like the cntl V, cntl C and I've been using Mozilla Browser. I'm going to add some pictures. This works very well with TradeStation. I would not use a virtrualization software with this. I tried "Parallels", had to re-image twice. I don't mind rebooting and keeping my finger on the Option Button and choosing the iMac OS. This is the best computer I've ever had. I use MS office to send letters. Yahoo mail works better through Outlook which come with the MS Office.

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This is the system I am building to replace my i7-2600k

- Ncase M1 v4 mini-ITX
- ASRock Z170 Gaming ITX/ac
- i7-6700k
- 32gb (2x16gb) G.Skill TridentZ
- Samsung 950 Pro M.2
- Radeon R9 Nano
- Silverstone SX500-LG

To go with my triple 4K 40" displays.

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Xeon E5-2699 v3?



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This is the system I am building to replace my i7-2600k

- Ncase M1 v4 mini-ITX
- ASRock Z170 Gaming ITX/ac
- i7-6700k
- 32gb (2x16gb) G.Skill TridentZ
- Samsung 950 Pro M.2
- Radeon R9 Nano
- Silverstone SX500-LG

To go with my triple 4K 40" displays.

Mike

Other than the obvious/insane cost, is there a reason you aren't going "all in" with a Xeon E5-2699 v3?

Just curious - I'm contemplating getting a Surface Book to replace my desktop (or whatever the competition comes up with - 32 GB of RAM would be better) that remotes into a E5-2699 "server" (most likely running Linux). Not cheap to be sure but back-testing with less has been a painful journey...

-Guy

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Other than the obvious/insane cost, is there a reason you aren't going "all in" with a Xeon E5-2699 v3?

Just curious - I'm contemplating getting a Surface Book to replace my desktop (or whatever the competition comes up with - 32 GB of RAM would be better) that remotes into a E5-2699 "server" (most likely running Linux). Not cheap to be sure but back-testing with less has been a painful journey...

-Guy

Do you know of a mini-ITX platform that supports that chip?

This is not a server for me, just my workstation. I own several Xeon servers already co-located in Chicago.

Mike

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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
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ASRock Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboards X99E-ITX/AC?


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Do you know of a mini-ITX platform that supports that chip?

This is not a server for me, just my workstation. I own several Xeon servers already co-located in Chicago.

Mike

If you're only looking for a single CPU MB, there are quite a few out there. I initially narrowed my list down to the ASRock Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboards X99E-ITX/AC which AnandTech reviewed but that was a couple months ago so I'll probably refresh my research since I've been buried with other work lately and there may be newer/better options available now.

There are quite a few cases (both large and small); hoping to replace my aging XPS 420 desktop with something that wouldn't take up the whole room, I was leaning towards the Corsair Graphite Series 380T Mini-ITX or something similar. Whether it's better to go water cooling or not remains to be seen but I wouldn't want to fry a CPU going cheap given the price of the CPU alone.

For stand-alone desktop use, it's overkill (and the clock speed isn't really that high compared to what I have now in my 8-year old machine @ 3GHz). The problem is that machine only has 4 cores (X9650-based) and I'm trying to write a back-testing engine that's more "core aware" so I can push more scenarios through it (R-based most likely even though R isn't generally used for parallel tasks).

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For stand-alone desktop use, it's overkill (and the clock speed isn't really that high compared to what I have now in my 8-year old machine @ 3GHz).

By the way, it's not just a matter of clock speed. Every new generation of CPU architecture has a tendency to perform the same task in fewer clock cycles. I'm out of touch with this but it used to be about 10-20% fewer per generation. A 1.6 GHz Macbook Air is probably faster than your 3 GHz machine even in single-threaded tasks now.

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If you're only looking for a single CPU MB, there are quite a few out there. I initially narrowed my list down to the ASRock Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboards X99E-ITX/AC which AnandTech reviewed but that was a couple months ago so I'll probably refresh my research since I've been buried with other work lately and there may be newer/better options available now.

Also, it's generally a bad idea to put a E5-2699v3 in that. You're tossing away most of the premium you're paying for in an E5-2699v3 by sticking it in a desktop motherboard with 32 GB of DIMMs.

I recommend the approach you suggested: get a Surface Book and remotely access a server with the E5's.

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Also, it's generally a bad idea to put a E5-2699v3 in that. You're tossing away most of the premium you're paying for in an E5-2699v3 by sticking it in a desktop motherboard with 32 GB of DIMMs.

I recommend the approach you suggested: get a Surface Book and remotely access a server with the E5's.

Agreed - though I can't see needing more than 64GB-128GB since I'm presuming that all the data will have been pre-processed and shared among the cores. The problem becomes finding a "desktop" motherboard supports more than 32GB RAM.

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Agreed - though I can't see needing more than 64GB-128GB since I'm presuming that all the data will have been pre-processed and shared among the cores. The problem becomes finding a "desktop" motherboard supports more than 32GB RAM.

The Z170 Skylake variants support 64gb. I have 128gb on one of my dual E5's and it's handy but only on a few specific functions.

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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
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iMac with Bootcamp Windows 8.1


Here's some stats on the iMac. I think it has better security than some of the other PCs. I would never buy a PC Tower. I spent 5 grand on a quad core. I don't remember the processor, but I got a message. Someone, a virus, encrypted my hard drive and wanted me to pay some money to unencrypt it.. i had a couple Terebyte hard drives. I had backed them up a little a couple years ago. I had a super graphic board, dual 14 in screens. I just got pissed off. I'm not paying anyone to unencrypt my hard drives. I wripped those drives out and threw the away in disgiust an set the custom tower and screens out by the and they were gone by the morning. I think Apple is more secure. I still have to have a anti-virus installed on the Windows side. Here's what this IMac has got: Intel core is-4690 CPU at 3.5 Gigahertz, 8 gigs of memory, 64 bit OS, I5-4690 CPU, sound and video game controller, AMD high def audio device, Cirrus Logic CS4206B (AB122), Network broadcom Netextreme, Gigabit ethernet. Face time HD camera built in. Display adaptors: AMD Radeon R9 M290X. Disc drives: Apple hdd solid state 1000DM003, Apple SSD, SD0128f. Computer ACPI x64 based PC. Audio(S/PDIF) Ciris Logic CS4206B (AB122), Mic & Speakers: Ciris Logic. Also, since I'm a Baha'i' , I would like to share a picture of the 1930 bread line in NYC if I can find it. We have got alot to be thankful for. geting close to Christmas and the Holidays!

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