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I donīt understand way you have to have 2 pc, one with trading software and the other with mail, net etc..
The 2 computers are connected on the same internet connection!

You will have an increase on the electricity bill.

And if you use Ninjatrader for example you only use one core of the system the other 11 are on standby.

You have a really good system (6 core, 12 fisical cores), I7 is 4-8cores!
Just use all that cpu power!

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If you have one more agp slot available then

If you have an AGP slot available, then I hope you shoot yourself because, omg help.

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My main trading PC is a laptop equipped with 7 monitors and 24G ram. I did not order SSD..my analytics PC is with SSD but not home built.
If laptop is something you consider...a W530 with dock gives 5 screens..you can add 2more if you do USB. Let me know if this is something u wish can add exact specs.

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If you have an AGP slot available, then I hope you shoot yourself because, omg help.

Geek joke.

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Sorry it is PCIe

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This is always such a fun discussion. I really get a kick out of all the opinions and most of them are valid. No one is wrong imo. I just find it interesting. I've been in the tech support business for a long time and I've "seen it all", at least until I see the next situation that expands my "seen it all" inventory. A bit of sarcasm there. I've seen very few people who truly need a high end computer or even a mid range computing power. People who are heavy in to analytics, graphics, gaming, porno need more power. But if you are surfing the internet, doing email, social media, word processing, spreadsheets, retail trading, etc. you do not need all that power. Notice I included retail trading in that last list. If you are serious about trading and want to have a reliable system then you should rent space on a VPS like speedy trading computers instead of running on your own computer. There are exceptions to that but something to consider.

I will describe my setup which should give you an idea of what I mean by all my comments.

I currently do not use a VPS because I'm not trading live any more. However, when I was live trading I used a VPS. I like the idea of having more than 1 computer so I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket. I have 3 low end computers are all set up the same way as far as the trading environment goes. My actual sim trading computer is the oldest but most responsive computer I have because it only has trading software on it. That one only has 1 monitor because that's all I need on it. However, if I needed more monitors I would add them. The other 2 computers are cheap laptops. Each of them have an extra screen attached. So, all total I have 5 screens. With this set up if one computer is having a rebellious fit, I'm not panicking.

To summarize, I do not have any requirement for bigger, faster, prettier computers. If you do, then this post does not apply to you. Based on my requirements, I choose to spend very little on each computer and if one of them starts having problems, I can throw it away and buy a new one without having that feeling of money thrown out the window.

Hope that helps some of you.

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This is always such a fun discussion. I really get a kick out of all the opinions and most of them are valid. No one is wrong imo. I just find it interesting. I've been in the tech support business for a long time and I've "seen it all", at least until I see the next situation that expands my "seen it all" inventory. A bit of sarcasm there. I've seen very few people who truly need a high end computer or even a mid range computing power. People who are heavy in to analytics, graphics, gaming, porno need more power. But if you are surfing the internet, doing email, social media, word processing, spreadsheets, retail trading, etc. you do not need all that power. Notice I included retail trading in that last list. If you are serious about trading and want to have a reliable system then you should rent space on a VPS like speedy trading computers instead of running on your own computer. There are exceptions to that but something to consider.

I will describe my setup which should give you an idea of what I mean by all my comments.

I currently do not use a VPS because I'm not trading live any more. However, when I was live trading I used a VPS. I like the idea of having more than 1 computer so I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket. I have 3 low end computers are all set up the same way as far as the trading environment goes. My actual sim trading computer is the oldest but most responsive computer I have because it only has trading software on it. That one only has 1 monitor because that's all I need on it. However, if I needed more monitors I would add them. The other 2 computers are cheap laptops. Each of them have an extra screen attached. So, all total I have 5 screens. With this set up if one computer is having a rebellious fit, I'm not panicking.

To summarize, I do not have any requirement for bigger, faster, prettier computers. If you do, then this post does not apply to you. Based on my requirements, I choose to spend very little on each computer and if one of them starts having problems, I can throw it away and buy a new one without having that feeling of money thrown out the window.

Hope that helps some of you.

Mike


Would you (or someone else can chime in) mind talking more about the VPS and why that is beneficial?


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Would you (or someone else can chime in) mind talking more about the VPS and why that is beneficial?


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Type VPS into search box top right, several good threads. @sam028 has good service for Elite Members, PM him.

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