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NVS 490 is DVI only I believe, and insanely expensive (~$400) plus a dual-slot solution.

If you have DisplayPort monitors, go with AMD/ATI cards. If you have HDMI monitors, you either need adapters or nVidia cards. I wouldn't recommend adapters personally.

The Dell U2412M is a DisplayPort monitor and I recommend it highly. Then you can get an AMD FirePro 2460 for under $100 on ebay, and that will power 4 monitors on a single card, and is single slot and passive cooling.

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NVS 490 is DVI only I believe, and insanely expensive (~$400) plus a dual-slot solution.

If you have DisplayPort monitors, go with AMD/ATI cards. If you have HDMI monitors, you either need adapters or nVidia cards. I wouldn't recommend adapters personally.

The Dell U2412M is a DisplayPort monitor and I recommend it highly. Then you can get an AMD FirePro 2460 for under $100 on ebay, and that will power 4 monitors on a single card, and is single slot and passive cooling.

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Mike, why don't you recommend adapters? Are you satisfied with the Dell monitors? Do you think they are worth the extra cash? I was going to go that way but I saw a deal on ASUS in May and bought them instead.

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Mike, why don't you recommend adapters? Are you satisfied with the Dell monitors? Do you think they are worth the extra cash? I was going to go that way but I saw a deal on ASUS in May and bought them instead.

I believe my impressions are listed multiple times in this thread.

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I like these new 29-inches LG monitors with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 and 21:9 ( LG's 29-inch EA93 is the world's first 21:9 ultrawidescreen monitor, launches this month in Korea -- Engadget ). Hope the price will be under $600.

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Mike, why don't you recommend adapters? Are you satisfied with the Dell monitors? Do you think they are worth the extra cash? I was going to go that way but I saw a deal on ASUS in May and bought them instead.

The Dell monitors are excellent, I bought two of them and connected them to my laptop. I use a Encore USB to DVI adapter so I can use all three monitors at the same time.

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6 core intel

Anyone here tried the 6 core intel processor yet ? I am literally within hours of ordering all the parts to build a new pc , I love how quiet and Feng Shui my laptop is connected to my 36" main screen but its time to get past that . I have some noise sensitivity issues and may have to built a sound cabinette for it to be able to be near it while I trade. I would build a one around a quad core but for only a few hundred more you can 1/3 more hp so to speak. I dont think a high end video card will help Ninjatrader be any faster so I will probly just get one that has the least amount of problems based on the New Egg reviews. Just wondering what anyone had to say about the 6 core ...

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Anyone here tried the 6 core intel processor yet ? I am literally within hours of ordering all the parts to build a new pc , I love how quiet and Feng Shui my laptop is connected to my 36" main screen but its time to get past that . I have some noise sensitivity issues and may have to built a sound cabinette for it to be able to be near it while I trade. I would build a one around a quad core but for only a few hundred more you can 1/3 more hp so to speak. I dont think a high end video card will help Ninjatrader be any faster so I will probly just get one that has the least amount of problems based on the New Egg reviews. Just wondering what anyone had to say about the 6 core ...

Thanks Quantismo...

As long as you don't backtest a lot CPU power is of no concern. So if you are a discretionary trader and the computer is a dedicated trading machine it's an absolute waste of money. My I7 hardly ever goes above 3-4% during trading. And I am running quite a few charts...

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Well here is my spec list to get me close to what i want...four screens at first until i can procure the six DP monitors...so two cheap DVI cards for now...

Remarks are welcome...and expected.

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A card - monitors

Hi guys ,

i d like to ask you what you would say about this card .... Newegg.ca - ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

and by using this cheap card , would it be posible to run two of them in one PC , with or without SLI or how it is called .... and what consumption it would have together . buying two of them can be cheaper than buying one expensive one , but there mignt be pros and cons .

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No clue. But do know now if you run out of memory you're screwed (and you will), so look for a motherboard that supports state of the art memory expansion (32Gbytes as far as I know).

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