I'm building my own system with the help of a friend who is a gamer but I'm a bit concerned that the parts he recommends are biased towards gaming rather than trading. I'll be running two monitors, although I may include more monitors later. The programs I'll be running are MBTrading Navigator together with a memory intensive third party automated trading tool, Excel and IE with esignal and Reuters running. I'm looking for system performance that allows me to send orders instantaneously - or at least no delays that would likely make a difference. I'm looking for optimal price-performance balance and these components have been suggested: Motherboard: ASUS P5NSLI . Cost is about Â£75. My reasoning is this is a cheap but decent motherboard and that I currently only need 2 monitors but it will be easy to upgrade to a 4 monitor system by adding another video card. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400. Cost is about Â£150. RAM: 2GB Corsair KIT (2x1GB) DDR2-667MHz, 128Mx64, non-ECC, 2x200, SODIMM, Unbuffered, CL4, L/T WTY. Cost is about Â£160. Patriot or ocz RAM was recommended but that Corsair is cheaper for the same specs. Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB DDR3 for about Â£70. If you're American and the prices seem a bit high, those are the cheapest prices in the UK. Any comments on these components? I don't want to sell myself short but I don't want to waste money either.