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msg #83975
Ignore karennma
12/7/2009 8:06:12 PM


37 posts
msg #84066
Ignore skiiiva
12/8/2009 7:21:57 PM

when you can cough up the dough for a real set-up, check out
a small setup like these 15 - 24" lcd wall would be an excellent view of the market

37 posts
msg #84069
Ignore skiiiva
12/8/2009 9:31:21 PM

Just for fun

For a bit cheaper solution than the super set-ups at 9xmedia here's some quick picks from for building a trading rig with ability to run up to 14 - 24" or larger high resolution monitors and enough processor power to handle massive multi-tasking.

3,000 with 2 vid cards and 4 24" monitors, it would be 6,000 with 7 vid cards and 14 monitors
and you could knock of 500 if you chose not to get the solid state hard drive for a little loss on loading speeds.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133092
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136284
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

4 Gateway FHD2401 Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824113019
Return Policy: Monitors Standard Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant
($249.99 each)

2 EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130435
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$1.50 Instant
$5.00 Mail-in Rebate
($108.49 each)

1 CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145235
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

1 ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer "Ultimate Gamer" choose 3Way SLI + PhysX at Real X16 X58 CEB Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131390
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant

1 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

1 Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2R5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail
Item #: N82E16820167024
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Subtotal: $3,014.89

288 posts
msg #85462
Ignore Radiomuse
1/3/2010 1:47:51 PM

Ok, now I'm in a similar boat... I'm buying a new desktop and plan to run 3 monitors, all with DVI & VGA inputs.

Here's a pc I'm considering, would be nice to stay under $600 for the pc itself...

Even after reading this thread, I'm still not sure what would be the best way to get this 3-monitor set-up going....
- a single quad-port video card
- two dual-port video cards (can you put multiple video-cards in the same case?)
- whether it's one or multiple video cards - how do I know what kind of video cards I can put in the desktop case?

I'm obviously not an IT guy, but I've got friends that will be able to help me install this stuff - assuming I get the right stuff!

Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

37 posts
msg #85470
Ignore skiiiva
1/3/2010 5:12:26 PM

The pre-built you linked too only has a single PCI-EXPRESS slot, so you would have to purchase a 4-head video card or other adaptor. witch will add another 200+ to the cost.

Looking briefly on Newegg i did not see any pre-built systems that fit the price range with the needed specs for a decent multi-monitor trading machine. If you are able, I would build one with the following,
Compared to the system you link to, this has a better processor, much larger power supply, and hard drive. I like the case design in this one better too.
You'll need 2 of these video cards, low cost but plenty of power for trading and most current games. If you do any gaming you can run these in SLI. I you need more graphics power just be sure too purchase 2 identical video cards.
Any SATA optical drive will do, this was the cheapest.

Also you will need whatever operating system you prefer. I would use windows 7 proffesoinal if all your needed software is supported, or 64-bit windows xp.

This is a very poweful combo for $713.00, tempted to order one for myself.

Hope this helps

288 posts
msg #85473
Ignore Radiomuse
1/3/2010 6:36:14 PM

Thanks Skiiiva - that looks like a really nice option. I don't really do any gaming, so that's not an issue. But it's still a little bit pricier than I wanted to go, especially without an OS. Aren't there some pre-built options that already have one 2-port video card, and room for me to add another - that would accomplish the same thing? I really don't need a 1.5T HD, or the i5 chip...

Also, would it be worth it to go for these 2 of these video cards instead?

Thanks again.

37 posts
msg #85482
Ignore skiiiva
1/3/2010 11:30:11 PM

Yes the EVGA cards would be fine, just remember what ever cards you chose the must be the exact same version. Personally i would not go any lower in performance than the 9500gt.

On newegg I did not see any IMO suitable pre-built's with 2 or more pci-express slots. You should look around some and see if you can find one elsewhere, but i would try to stay with the Intel I5 or better for performance. Also i would stay with min 4gb ram, min 600watt power supply (for dual video cards, be sure to make sure power supply has correct plugs for 2 video cards)

293 posts
msg #85499
Ignore stocktrader
1/4/2010 10:05:43 AM

Here's a picture of my setup if anyone cares. From Digital Tigers. 6 X 24"
I find that 3 monitors is fine for most cases. Even one monitor, depending on what one is doing.

Three speakers on the bottom are configured in stereo. Left is all left, right is all right and center is both left and right channels.
Top 3 monitors have one slow-speed fan on each for heat relief.
CNBC also coming in from cable (upper right monitor PIP).
Unbelievably, this system is very quiet!

3 dual DVI video cards, 7 low-speed fans (1 on each of 2 RAID hard drives), etc. :


4,599 posts
msg #85500
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
1/4/2010 10:19:43 AM

That is INSANE! Wow. Take her out of warp, ensign!

293 posts
msg #85501
Ignore stocktrader
1/4/2010 10:42:25 AM

I find that this system served me best by taking SF backtest data and Excel crunching the rows columns over the 6 monitors. This is what gives the warp speed. Once the trading system is developed, less monitors are required for actual trading.

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