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I built this setup in February. I was very concerned it wouldn't be powerful enough to drive the whole thing. But it does a great job. Plus I can pack up the laptops with my chart package and trading platform and head to the hotel next to a place I like to paddle on the Mississippi River.
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How are you running the multi monitors?

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how to post a picture. I wanted to share a brilliant piece of software. Like a dumbass I added a new machine without thinking about how an additional mouse and keyboard would screw things up and get in the way. My neighbor, who is a brilliant guy, suggested Synergy. This is an open source program that is complimentary...same as free...that allows you to control multiple computers with a single mouse and keyboard.

Here is the real trick. I was able to download, install, configure and use this software without any help at all. I have no contact or relationship with the guys there except to say they have improved my desk and made my life easier.

Hi @wldman. I used synergy for awhile across multiple screens, but my experience was less than favorable. Most of the time it worked well but about once a week or so the mouse would freeze requiring a reboot. I didn't want this trading futures.

If you have problems with it and want a more permanent solution you could consider a multi-head graphics card. Once I put these in and didn't have to mess around with Synergy I was very happy and not had one single problem since. I'm using this:

NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS 450 Professional Graphics Solution

So for 4 screens you would need one of these and two for 8 screens. Make sure you have 2 PCI-e slots. I only have one of these and 2 x 2 gaming cards for 8 screens. I could do this because my motherboard has 3 PCI-e slots and had the gaming cards anyway. You could also use 2 x2 existing video/gaming cards for 4 screens if you have 2 x PCI-e slots. This would be the cheapest solution and Windows 7 handles it flawlessly.

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I built this setup in February. I was very concerned it wouldn't be powerful enough to drive the whole thing. But it does a great job. Plus I can pack up the laptops with my chart package and trading platform and head to the hotel next to a place I like to paddle on the Mississippi River.
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What about a new chair? Your back must be aching .....

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Fairly basic, but it works for me. The white metal chair is gone and I now have a HAG H04.

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Pricey but worth it.

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Fairly basic, but it works for me.

That must be a killer view you have from that window!

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Fairly basic, but it works for me.

Awesome view. Best scenery for a trading station

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That must be a killer view you have from that window!

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Awesome view. Best scenery for a trading station

Yeah, most of the time it's very serene and quiet, ideal for trading really.



Here's a shot I took once at the end of a trading session...

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Yeah, most of the time it's very serene and quiet, ideal for trading really.



Here's a shot I took once at the end of a trading session...

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Nice wallpaper you have for your desktop

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Yeah, most of the time it's very serene and quiet, ideal for trading really.



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Stop It!!!!


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