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In the market for a new machine, what is important?

I might begin to consider a new trading computer. I wonder what is really necessary and what is pure hype. Are any knowledgable people willing to share opinion on what is required in a good trading computer?

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Don't know anything ...

about threads or sub threads Mike. I was just asking a question in the "got a question section. So now this is in tech support, fine...how do I find it again? DB

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about threads or sub threads Mike. I was just asking a question in the "got a question section. So now this is in tech support, fine...how do I find it again? DB

I just moved it to the right spot. No big deal.

If you do a search in the Tech Support section of the forum, you'll find similar discussions.

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I might begin to consider a new trading computer. I wonder what is really necessary and what is pure hype. Are any knowledgable people willing to share opinion on what is required in a good trading computer?

Personally, 2 monitors (min), a direct connection to the internet i.e. not WIFI, and lastly a good internet conenction, I have a 30MB connection.

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Most important thing for me is the ability to have multi-monitors I currently have 5 and I don't need super powerful machine. I have Intel I5 2400 3.1 GHz, 4 Gig of memory, motherboard is an Asus P8P67 Pro R3 (1155) as it has 3 PCIe X16 slots so I can have 3 graphic cards that can carry up to 6 monitors. I like to have a very quiet PC so all my graphic cards are silent ones my Power supply is a Thermaltake 500 watts ultra silent (fan inside of it only turns on if it is too hot) I have a mid-tower Zalman with 3 fan all very silent. All the other stuff has nothing very fancy.

I use Ninjatrader 7 as trading platform my broker is IB and never had any speed problem, I do not test any strategies don't even use the market replay function as I only do live trading so no use for me. Should you want to head in that direction then you would be better with I7 processors and Mobo made for that.

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okay here's what I...

have put down so far.

core i7 2600k
asus sabertooth
ddr3 RAM 16G
ati fire pro 2460
1.5 T hard drive or
equivalent SSD
Win7 Pro 64 bit

Can I buy something like that online from Dell or will I have to hire someone to build it for me? Does anyone know if this is a premium but not unnecesssary build? Im thinking based on component prices this should cost around $2,000. Does anyone have any ideas on this? DB

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have put down so far.

core i7 2600k
asus sabertooth
ddr3 RAM 16G
ati fire pro 2460
1.5 T hard drive or
equivalent SSD
Win7 Pro 64 bit

Can I buy something like that online from Dell or will I have to hire someone to build it for me? Does anyone know if this is a premium but not unnecesssary build? Im thinking based on component prices this should cost around $2,000. Does anyone have any ideas on this? DB

That would be quite a rig. $2000 is probably doable if you take your time and shop smart. You do need a few other components, power supply, CD/DVD drive a case and maybe a fan or two.

If you have your checkbook at the ready and you know what you want, here's a link to the Dell Outlet.

Dell Precision Workstations Outlet | Dell

These deals don't last long so you have to act quickly, best to check a couple times a day.
Some great deals here, and service, and warranty

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ati fire pro 2460

How many monitors are you attaching? This card has some limitations on how many non-DisplayPort native monitors you can connect simultaneously. But if your monitors are all native DP, then it is a good card for the money.

$2,000 is too much for that config. Look here as an example:

Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 956i Desktop PC Intel Core i7 2600K(3.40GHz) 16GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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