Discussion in 'Hardware' started by weld1, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. weld1


    would someone give me a little advice. getting ready to build a trading machine. more or less entry level. 4 monitors maybe. i don't know what version windows to use and which is the best processor, video card,etc. actually i don't know that much about computers which is probably pretty obvious by now. if someone would give me some advice i sure would be grateful. thanks alot.
  2. It seems that you may be overcomplicating your trading. After years of losses, I discovered the the KISS principle worked best for me.

    Keep It Sweet and Simple. I use one one monitor (one computer) for my one chart, and a second monitor (2nd computer) for my trading platform.

    I feel more comfortable with two separate computers running in case one crashes the other can do immediate double duty.

    Result, low stress, high income.
  3. Banjo


  4. TGregg


    I'd spend at least a month studying up on hardware before deciding what to get. I know I spend over a month just planning out a new system (and I'm pretty technical)

    Got three more-or-less newbie places to hang out. All of these places have info articles and forums for questions/comments: (has suggested systems) (Be sure to check out the Hot Deals forum)

    Also, when it comes time to buy those components, check out:

    Finally, check out eBay. The auction site is frequently overpriced (overauctioned?), particularly on popular items. A lot of bidders are apparently unaware of Pricewatch. It's a great place to dump old gear. :D
  5. weld1


    thanks for your reply and info, really appreciate it. dave
  6. TGregg


    Go with Lian-Li. When I was building my last box (and still working at MSFT), I asked around about cases. The strongest answer I got back from all the "home builders" was to go with Lian-Li. It's a bit more expensive, but they are precision cases. You'll be happy to pull one apart and upgrade it. My newest one is a full tower alum, I think it cost just under $100 including S&H across the country.

    Much better than the POS Enlight thing I got :(.