Techies - please give any suggestions on this configuration

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jokepie, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. jokepie


    1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - $20.99
    1 Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
    1 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    2 EVGA 01G-P3-1351-KR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    ($119.99 each)
    1 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
    1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
    1 EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

  2. What is its intended primary use? Overkill for trading... a bit weak for gaming.... stronger video card for best gaming... maybe HD5850 or better.
  3. jokepie


    Its ofr trading ONLY, I use xbox for my gaming needs.. heheh
    I know its advanced for trading.
    Are there any bottle necks in this config in regards to near future...2-3 years.

    I use IB TWS + Esignal + Button trader + Trade Ideas Scanner.
    Usually have about 10 tick charts, 3-5 Minute charts in different short to long time frames.

    i currently have an old XPS 630 with Intel Quad core 4gb ram, 7200 rpm HDD with a clean ein 7 install. All runs fine at this point. have no complaints. But wante dto upgrade the hardware and keep my old as a back-up PC on a separate Net connectin.

    Are those Precision work stations with dual quad xenons over kills as well.. I have seen few folks use them.
    Ps budget is not a problem.
  4. Single CPU workstation will handle all but the most demanding number crunching. Having 10 tic charts open might stress the system... especially if using tic-updated, custom indicators.
  5. jokepie


    By the way i dont do any sort of automated backtesting.
    So based on your comment I should be biased to Precision 5500 rather than a single processor i7 based peocessor.
  6. I was thinking the opposite. Unless you KNOW you require big-time number crunching power, a single socket mobo should be more than enough.
  7. jokepie


    Cool thanks,
    Thats what I felt.
  8. LeeD


    What's your view on the importance of ECC support for a trading rig?
  9. jokepie


    Good Question, looking fwd to the answer
  10. Though Google claims "data errors are more frequent than people realize".. that's hardly quantitative.

    I've run ECC and non-ECC memory at various times over the years.... no difference that I've noticed.
    #10     Jun 14, 2011