Which multi-monitor PC for day trading?

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Old Dec 2, 2011, 9:32am   #9
 
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The benchmark score on that video card is so poor that I would be surprised if it supported color...just kidding, but that card is about 8 years old is EXTREMELY weak. It will not support 1080p monitors...

For $50 US you can buy a MUCH more powerful video card that will support high definition, blu ray, 1080p and both VGA, DVI and HDMI monitors..

Newegg.com - XFX HD-467X-ZDFR Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Please don't waste your money on low end stuff!
You will need a fairly substantial PC to handle 2 of these, the spec I gave was at the minimum required. A trading PC should be just that, not a multi function device.
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Old Dec 5, 2011, 7:57pm   #10
 
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One you build yourself. Its much cheaper imo.
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One you build yourself. Its much cheaper imo.
tekon, is that your setup?

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tekon, is that your setup?

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one you build yourself. Its much cheaper imo.
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One you build yourself. Its much cheaper imo.
apols for ressurecting an old thread, it's NOT going to be cheaper, will prolly be slightly more in fact (5-10%) BUT you will be able to choose exactly which componants to use (web mags such as bit-tech.net and maximumpc.com regularly have "Recommended Builds" articles)

these days, building a new box is as simple as "red plug into red socket", my advice to start off would be to take apart and re-assemble an old pc, should take you about 3 hours.
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apols for ressurecting an old thread, it's NOT going to be cheaper, will prolly be slightly more in fact (5-10%) BUT you will be able to choose exactly which componants to use (web mags such as bit-tech.net and maximumpc.com regularly have "Recommended Builds" articles)

these days, building a new box is as simple as "red plug into red socket", my advice to start off would be to take apart and re-assemble an old pc, should take you about 3 hours.
building your own pc used to be worth it - 15 years ago, but not now. the reason being dell/whoever can buy pc parts for considerably cheaper than you. its built in a factory which again costs them FA per unit. its called economies of scale. put a warranty on it (which is prob where they make a lot of their money) and there really isnt any point in building your own.

the customised argument doesnt work either for 99.9% of traders, a trading pc works fine with low end spec nowadays.
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the customised argument doesnt work either for 99.9% of traders, a trading pc works fine with low end spec nowadays.
Agree, but if you self-build (and it really is simple these days) means you've got the skill-set to maintain the thing when something goes wrong . . .
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