Registered: Jul 2006
08-04-12 01:24 AM
Quote from bobznew:
Thank you all so much for the replies. I am figuring I won't be needing anything really fancy, as I do my trading from ThinkorSwim. It would just be nice to have a little more screen real estate. And a new computer too, as the one I'm working on now is 3.5 years old, and starting to show a few wrinkles and liver spots.
Thank you all again.
Yes, ThinkorSwim unfortunately uses a real crappy "snap-shot" data-feed that isn't worth a rat's ass for active scalping/trading.
And for what it's worth, Nvidia no longer supports their FREE Desk Top Manager "NVIEW" software to run multiple monitors for the likes of Windows 7 operating systems if you use a GeForce card. "NVIEW" is only supported in Windows 7 for NVS-Quadro cards.
I recently bought a Dell XPS-8300 computer from the Dell Outlet site (as a back up for only $700) that came with Windows 7 Ultimate and an i7-2600 CPU, 1 Terabyte HD and a Blu-Ray combo-player and love it!
I piled 16 Gigs of Pc-6400 Non-ECC unbuffered RAM into it from Crucial Memory ($86.00+tax) and installed a PNY NVS-300 (Nvidia Quadro) graphics card for $110.00 that supports dual-monitors and am good to go!
The XPS-8300 has been discontinued in lieu of the newer XPS-8500 that comes with the 3rd generation i7 CPU with Turbo Boost, so the 8300 is literally gone from the Outlet inventory. The inventory is now showing some 8500's.
I LOVE the Dell Outlet Site!