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Hardware lust: trading PC with 6-monitors

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built it myself

I build one of these, an i7 core. Running 5 monitors. I used an SSD drive instead of regular HD and find this thing is stupid fast. Bullet proof and smoking fast.

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Just real quick, built a system on cyberpowerpc:

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This is using an i7-2600k, 120GB Vertex 3 SSD plus a 1TB backup drive, 16GB memory, a Corsair PSU, good mainboard and case, and Windows 7 x64 Professional. The rest of the components are just typical cheap stuff, so you will still need to buy the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity off ebay, and you probably want to get a nicer keyboard and mouse.

But the total was $1429. And they have a 3-year warranty.

Mike

hy Big Mike,
thanks

this as you seem?
I have to remove or add something?....
sorry I'm ignorant about PC
know if you shipping in Italy?


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This is what Dell ask for monitor in Italy (price Euro)
Il negozio Dell online: Carrello

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Saving my shells for

I'm using an 24" iMac with an external 24" and a Samsung 24" monitor/TV for PS3/AppleTV.

What I want is: Mac Pro 8 Core with 3 27" Thunderbolt Displays. Only @$10K!

Still saving...

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I just bought an ASUS PA238Q from Newegg. I will report back after I use it for a while. The 24" was too $ for me.

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I build one of these, an i7 core. Running 5 monitors. I used an SSD drive instead of regular HD and find this thing is stupid fast. Bullet proof and smoking fast.

Hey rwhitt,

I am in the market for an SSD...what brand/model are you using?...sounds like you are enjoying it.

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Hey rwhitt,

I am in the market for an SSD...what brand/model are you using?...sounds like you are enjoying it.

I just built a system with a 120GB Kingston HyperX. It was rated pretty good on egghead and they have been running some pretty pretty good deals lately. Right now you can get it for $160 with a rebate. I have never had a computer start so fast. Just make sure your computer doesn't go into sleep mode. SSDs do not like that. I made that mistake and I thought I fried my drive. Had to search for it in my bios advanced settings. No big deal, just took me a day to figure it out.

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Falcon makes great systems, but you are paying an enormous premium for their name. You can save a lot of money buy looking at companies like iBuyPower and CyberPower.

They probably won't have a configuration option to support 6 monitors out of the box, but your best bet is to just buy a Radeon HD 5870 (this is what I have, and what the config in post #1 has) on ebay. That card will handle 6 displayport monitors and is not too pricey.

If you aren't doing backtesting, then any i7 will be plenty. The i7-2600k is the best bang for the buck right now. Honestly, even any i5 would be totally fine for any trading PC and save you a little money. The extra CPU power from overclocking or the newer extreme chips are more or less a complete waste for any normal PC or any normal trading system. In fact, overclocking is a big no-no for a trading computer in general due to stability issues. A trading system is not a gaming system, which is the primary market Falcon markets to.

Memory is dirt cheap, so 12GB or 16GB is hard to pass up. But really 8GB is enough for all but the most demanding typical consumers.

SSD drive -- well, sure, it can help. But always have a second drive you are backing up your system to on a daily or weekly basis, a 1TB or 2TB drive is dirt cheap these days ($50-$100).

Mike

Hi Mike,
Hey all trader's
I bought on ebay graphics card ati 5870 Eyefinity 2 gb.
I have not had cable supplied (new without box), no power cable and drive installation.
which cables I need to make it work well?
I ask for advice on the installation
Thanks in advance. SEW

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Hi Mike,
Hey all trader's
I bought on ebay graphics card ati 5870 Eyefinity 2 gb.
I have not had cable supplied (new without box), no power cable and drive installation.
which cables I need to make it work well?
I ask for advice on the installation
Thanks in advance. SEW

Mini-DisplayPort on the card side. Remember, if your monitors are not native DisplayPort, you can only drive 2 at a time. Get the right connector on monitor side. Good site is monoprice.com.

For power cable you'll have to just look at the card as I can't remember. I think it is a 4-pin or 6-pin PCIe graphics power port, maybe two of them. Most power supplies come with these already, you don't need to buy anything for the card if you have a recent (a few years) power supply.

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Mini-DisplayPort on the card side. Remember, if your monitors are not native DisplayPort, you can only drive 2 at a time. Get the right connector on monitor side. Good site is monoprice.com.

For power cable you'll have to just look at the card as I can't remember. I think it is a 4-pin or 6-pin PCIe graphics power port, maybe two of them. Most power supplies come with these already, you don't need to buy anything for the card if you have a recent (a few years) power supply.

Mike

I have 1 new monitor samsung 24''
S24A450MW - OVERVIEW | SAMSUNG
I need another 4 monitors, which do you recommend (native DisplayPort)?
give me an example of cables that I need to run the best of my graphics card?
passive adapters?
active adapters?
an image to understand what they are and the difference between passive and active adapters?
HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!
in my case with the Samsung S24A450MW that cable should I buy?

I am aware of my ignorance and I apologize for asking too many questions that I offer.

Thanks to all those who want to help. SEW

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