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I have multiple live lifetime licenses on NT running frequently. The only restriction is you can't have multiple NT instances connected TO THE SAME BROKERAGE ACCOUNT at the same time. So, on one I can have NT connected to my Mirus/ZenFire account, and on another I can connect to my AMP futures account (free demo acct) or GAIN (forex) or Yahoo (EOD stocks). The only restriction is that I can't have multiple NT instances connected to the same account at the same time.

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Any opinions on this configuration?

Here's the first cut of the next computer system I'm about to buy / put together... any and all comments appreciated....

CPU Intel Core i7-920 288.99
OS Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 139.99
MB ASUS Rampage II Gene LGA 1366 X58 Micro ATX 162.98
PS Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W 109.99
Optical Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD SATA 31.99
RAM OCZ Gold 6GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 149.99
HD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 SATA 84.99
Video ASUS 128bit DDR PCI Exp HDCP Radeon 512MB 64.99
Case Antec 300 Illusion ATX Mid Tower 69.95


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Here's the first cut of the next computer system I'm about to buy / put together... any and all comments appreciated....

CPU Intel Core i7-920 288.99
OS Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 139.99
MB ASUS Rampage II Gene LGA 1366 X58 Micro ATX 162.98
PS Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W 109.99
Optical Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD SATA 31.99
RAM OCZ Gold 6GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 149.99
HD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 SATA 84.99
Video ASUS 128bit DDR PCI Exp HDCP Radeon 512MB 64.99
Case Antec 300 Illusion ATX Mid Tower 69.95

Saroj, it looks like a good system with good parts, nice work.

Personally, I would not get that video card. I would get a dual DVI card with an nVidia chipset, but that's just me. I went with more eVGA 9500GT's when I built my current system in March, it was pretty much the cheapest card I could find, and I like eVGA stuff (my mainboard is the eVGA x58). I've been an nvidia fan boy forever.

I also would not buy a Samsung drive, I would go with WD. But it's just me, I have no personal experience with Samsung drives being bad, but used to work closely with engineers and the like at WD, and I like their new stuff a lot. I have two Black edition 750's in my current system, and two NS Seagate 750's (in RAID 0+1 w/3Ware 9690SA), and the WD's are smokin fast. My disk array is overkill, but disk drives are the slowest part of any modern system, by far.

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Thanks much, Mike... I like WD as well, but I saw a bad review of the larger ones on New Egg which put me off... I'll dig around a little more.

Also appreciate your feedback on the video card... definitely don't want problems in that area...

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I have a nvidia card which supports two DVI monitors. I'd like to add a 3rd monitor. so I have to buy a new card right? My card is pciexpress (I think), if I buy a new card would it be PCI? I'm not sure how to add a 2nd card.

Would it be better/easier to get a card that supports 4 monitors?

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don't forget extensive threads on multiple monitor setups on ET.

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cun... its been a very long time since I was in the computer HW biz so can't answer specifically... I think matrox made a 4-monitor card a while back, but the duals are more common and cheaper... it is very easy to add a card as long as you have a vacant slot for it of the type it requires.

I hope I'm doing the right thing here, but whenever I have to open a case to add or replace a card or add memory, I take the time to vacuum it out, clean the fan blades, etc. I know I have to ground myself or the case to avoid static but other than that (and the obvious of not knocking against components) is there anything else to be careful of?

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don't forget extensive threads on multiple monitor setups on ET.

am I just having a brain burp? what's "ET"?

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ok... gocha... thanks!

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