Multi-Screen Setups?

stang3O2

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pic of my set-up. And I agree you will love having multiple monitors even when not trading.
 

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kwickwool

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have an 8 x 22" monitor set up specially built by multiple monitors in the uk and since I have been trading would not want to trade on anything else, in fact would like more screens if I could lol paid around £3000 for the complete system and considering that the monitor stand cost arouind £800 alone is a good price, looked at buying components to do it myself and could not match the price.
 

iota

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have an 8 x 22" monitor set up specially built by multiple monitors in the uk and since I have been trading would not want to trade on anything else, in fact would like more screens if I could lol paid around £3000 for the complete system and considering that the monitor stand cost arouind £800 alone is a good price, looked at buying components to do it myself and could not match the price.
I think I'd go blind with 8 monitors.
 

Hotch

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have an 8 x 22" monitor set up specially built by multiple monitors in the uk and since I have been trading would not want to trade on anything else, in fact would like more screens if I could lol paid around £3000 for the complete system and considering that the monitor stand cost arouind £800 alone is a good price, looked at buying components to do it myself and could not match the price.

good luck!
 

Traderesq

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have an 8 x 22" monitor set up specially built by multiple monitors in the uk and since I have been trading would not want to trade on anything else, in fact would like more screens if I could lol paid around £3000 for the complete system and considering that the monitor stand cost arouind £800 alone is a good price, looked at buying components to do it myself and could not match the price.

Wow, that's awesome! I'm currently just using 2 monitors. I use one just for charts and order execution and then the other primarily for running live stock scans with StockVision. I might get a 3rd monitor though for additional chart space.
 

coopster

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2. If you have an old/spare PC/laptop hook it up to a monitor

This is just to get a backup pc connected to the keyboard and mouse right? Otherwise it makes no sense.

For the price of a KVM switch or little more, you can buy a Dualhead2Go external graphics card that plugs into any PC via USB. I thought about upgrading my 5 year old PC and everything just to trade on multiple monitors but bought one of these instead and it works 100%. I now have 3 screens, 17" Laptop, 24" monitor attached to laptop direct and 19" monitor attached to external card. The monitors were the only expense but 1 i had already. All work as if they were one long monitor. The screen size differences are the only issue but not from a technical point of view.

To ensure a second connection if the internet goes down, get a USB stick with mobile internet and plug that into the laptop too. Failing that, set stops for emergencies and have the broker Number / App 0n your phone.

The 2Gb of Ram and 32Mb graphics card in the Laptop are still more than enough for trading. The requirements are not massive as the graphics are basic.

If i were the OP, i would get good at trading first, then treat myself with some of the winnings as a reward. If he already is, then go on a shopping spree, someone else is paying! i probably contributed to it myself via my "gifts" to the market!
 

0007

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This is just to get a backup pc connected to the keyboard and mouse right? Otherwise it makes no sense.

Absolutely! It's just a cost-free solution (sort of) to the OP's problem. It also enables you to display multi-screens at no cost providing you don't need to run them all off one PC.

I now have a 4 screen setup run from 2 PCs (2 screens each) which gives me backup and separates various programs according to some specialised (non-trading) requirements I have.

Ideally, you decide what you need for trading and procure the cheapest / most cost-effective solution. I see it as a business cost - just like failed trades!
 
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coopster

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Ideally, you decide what you need for trading and procure the cheapest / most cost-effective solution. I see it as a business cost - just like failed trades!

Agreed.

Have you tried Dexpot though? This lets you have 2 separate Desktops on the one PC. You switch just by clicking a button. Keeps it all separate. That way you could run all 4 monitors in both environments instead of 2+2.

Although, if your non Trading needs are memory/CPU intensive then it makes sense not to run the risk of your trading PC freezing up cos of some other Program running at the same time.
 

0007

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Agreed.

Have you tried Dexpot though? This lets you have 2 separate Desktops on the one PC. You switch just by clicking a button. Keeps it all separate. That way you could run all 4 monitors in both environments instead of 2+2.

Although, if your non Trading needs are memory/CPU intensive then it makes sense not to run the risk of your trading PC freezing up cos of some other Program running at the same time.

Sounds interesting - must take a look.

On a separate note: anyone looking for a value 18.5" monitor - take a look at this offering from Amazon, £70 each delivered to your door. http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-W1946S-W...9WKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299240191&sr=8-1 I was unable to better this and bought 2 - can't fault them for basic use. They just slot in nicely underneath my desk (glass top) - so much easier to view downwards as opposed to craning neckwise upwards above the 2 mons already on my desk.
 

AppleInvestor

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Anybody rocking multi-monitor setups? Is it worth shelling a few extra quid for?

Been wondering if more than one monitor will help me keep an eye on everything better, as I seem to have more charts than screen space.

Ta.

There's no better way to stay informed with all the information you need, than to have a multi-=monitor setup. I'd go further to say that a Macintosh-based setup is far superior to a Windows-only setup.

I run parallels with Windows 7, and can run multiple virtual Windows machines along side my Mac. I use Windows 7 for software that will only run Windows, and I use the mac for EVERYTHING ELSE! Makes me far more productive.

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I also recommend having one or more big screen LED TVs to show financial news, like CNBC and Bloomberg. You can also hook a Mac Mini up to these through its HDMI port.

-ernie
 
 
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