Which multi-monitor PC for day trading?

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hirsi1

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What are the best multi-monitor PC's for day trading? Want to be able to use 3 or 4 monitors. Pls give specs. Also need laptop to use as backup. Thanks.
 

echizen

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Best One stop shop in the UK is Trading Computers & Multi Screen Arrays | Multiple Monitors
They will do the whole thing, with various specifications mostly Intel based i3/i5/i7. Seems quite good if you are new to whole thing.
As for laptops, Acer 8943G comes with 2.4Ghz/i5 +4GB/ memory +BluRay and a nice big 18.4" screen, seems more keenly priced than Dell and some of the others. I believe if you search you can also pick up an international warranty as well. AcerDirect do a good price on that
 

birzos

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Bint_Crusher

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Tell me,
Is it possible to run 4 monitors on 2 of the above cards you mention?
I have just bought a graphics card on ebay that can run 4 monitors.
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Absolutely, If you are running standard trading applications. There may be a problem with the PC/OS being able to cope If you try to run HD Blue rays at the same time but if you get bored you can always watch a low res DVD, that shouldn't take up too much hungry resource. :)
 

bonchi07

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Tell me,
Is it possible to run 4 monitors on 2 of the above cards you mention?
I have just bought a graphics card on ebay that can run 4 monitors.
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!
 

Bint_Crusher

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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.:cool::cool:
 

A Dashing Blade

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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.
 

rsh01

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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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