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Elite Member
Los Angeles
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: SC, MT,
Broker/Data: Forex
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
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Computer power

Check out the specs on this...all for only $6,999.99:

Costco - Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop Core i7-980 Extreme 4GHz Dual 1.5GB NVIDIA Graphics RAID 0 HD

Processor & Memory:
Drives:
  • 2TB RAID 0 (2x 1TB SATA II, 7,200 RPM, 32MB HDD's)
  • 2TB SATA II Hard Drive 7,200 RPM
  • DVD±RW Drive
Graphics & Video:
  • Alienware 23" AW2310 Full HD Widescreen Monitor
  • Dual 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 SLI Enabled GDDR5 Graphics

Communications:
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Audio:
  • Bose Companion 3 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Keyboard & Mouse:
  • Alienware TactX Keyboard
  • Alienware TactX Mouse
Front Ports:
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x IEEE 1394
  • 1x Microphone-in
  • 1x Headphone/Speaker-out
Rear Ports:
  • 1x eSATA
  • 1x IEEE1394
  • 1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Network port
  • 1x Line-In connector
  • 1x Front L/R Speakers
  • 1x Back L/R Speakers
  • 1x Side L/R Speakers
  • 1x Center/subwoofer
  • 1x Microphone-in
  • 6x USB 2.0 ports


Operating System:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Additional Software:
  • Cyberlink Power DVD 8.3 Playback with kit
  • Microsoft® Office Starter (This is not a full version of Microsoft Office 2010)
  • McAfee Pearl - 6 month
Additional Information:
  • Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling
  • TactX Headset
[Model 543727348]

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Market Wizard
virginia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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check out WCG Ultimate Gamer on syfy channel 100K price.

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Attention!!! Alienware customer service is ZERO !!! They don't even respond to your questions. They don't even make an effort to update their drivers.

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Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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That system is massively overpriced, and a bad choice for a trading system.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
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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Futures Experience: Master
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB
 
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DELL vostro $599
Vostro 230s Slim Tower Desktop | Dell

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Cory,

is that good enough for trading? i don't know that is why I ask. Would it need additional configuration for multi monitors etc.?

D

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Cory,

is that good enough for trading? i don't know that is why I ask. Would it need additional configuration for multi monitors etc.?

D

yes I have a 3yo vostro with a dual heads card.

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Assuming that your primary trading machine will also be used light-duty for web surfing and email, but no video games, no media serving, then basically:
  • Any quad core CPU will be sufficient, even the cheapest ones
  • 8GB of RAM will be sufficient
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • 500GB 7200RPM HDD, or bigger, depending how much "other light duty" you intend
  • External eSATA or USB 1TB hard drive for backup
  • No on-board video, usually not good for multi-monitor setups
  • On-board audio is sufficient
  • nVidia GeForce 9500GT ($75) fanless, dual-DVI is sufficient

Now, if you want three or more monitors, buy two of the video cards. You can get faster CPU, more memory, bigger HDD, better video card, etc etc --- but none of them will make any difference for trading, web browsing, or email. If your trading does involve a lot of backtesting automated strategies, then sure, a faster CPU will save you time. But any quad core CPU will be able to handle dozens and dozens of charts, the bottleneck will not be the CPU at this point.

On another thread someone was asking for recommendations, I found a complete system for under $1,000 on NewEgg that was far, far more "high end" than what I have listed above. I think a trader would get far more use out of spending $1,000 for four high-end 24" monitors and a quad-monitor stand, rather than spending a lot of extra money on the CPU itself.

This is coming from someone who has a massive lab of computer equipment, way overkill x 100 on everything. If you have money to burn or computers is a 'hobby' then sure, go for it. If you just want a reliable trading system, your money is better spent on quality monitors, and 3 or 4 of them Spend your money on a nice desk, and chair, etc. These things will help your trading efficiency far more than a fast computer.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
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)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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use your older computer for web surfing, email, game etc... then you don't even have to install any virus defender on your trading rig.

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