Trading computer pack ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TraDaToR, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. TraDaToR



    I'm looking forward to bying a new computer. At the moment,I only have a laptop to trade. I don't know about trading dedicated hardware and need advises.

    I would like to buy a package with 2-3 screens, good RAM... that can last at least 2 years. Nothing really incredible but a reliable machine for 3K max

    Are you aware of particularly good offers on websites, contacts?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    You can get MORE than enough machine for that kind of jing. I would start at DELL's website, build your own (virtually) then do some camparison shopping based on the specs you desire.
  3. You shouldn't look for a "trading package"... you'll get hosed on the price.

    All you need is a "modern" computer, with Core 2 Duo CPU, 1-2GB of RAM, with a mobo which has enough PCIE and PCI slots to run the monitors you want (+ video cards for those monitors). WinXP Pro is a safer choice than Vista.

    You can easily get all this (including 2 or 3 monitors) for <$1500, or spend as much as you like.
  4. nVladik


    I wouldn't go with any company that advertizes a trading machine. From personal experience, prices are automatically inflated 2x.

    Take a look at Dell Precision Workstations (Dell Small Business). You can get dual and triple monitor setup's there, total setup should be under 2k if you configure it right with 20" monitors.
  5. Pekelo


    I always wondered if somebody in your situation isn't better off by having 3 computers? The most expensive one dedicated to trading, and the other 2 cheaper ones handling the charts, webbrowsing,etc.

    For the same price, wouldn't it be safer, faster and better???
  6. nVladik


    That could have other issues/costs.

    If you don't have an internet router/switch, now somehow you need to connect three computers to the network.

    Have to find space for 3 keyboards/mice unless you know what KVM stands for.

    Could have issues with multiple connections depending on a package/vendor for the data.

    That's just after 5 seconds of thinking about it, could be more. :)
  7. Bob111


    pick parts from and build will cost you < $300
  8. Pekelo


    Come on, a router is $40... I assumed most of the charts are there all the time, so he only has to set it up once a day and the other 2 keyboards can be put anywhere after that. Also several of the new desktops are rather small.

    One extra idea: what about 3 laptops??? One for $1500 and 2 for $700-700 and I throw in the router too...

    That is just after 5 mins of thinking.... :)

    P.S.: and if he serious he should get at least 2 providers, thus more computers make more sense....
  9. nVladik


    I guess when it comes down to it, it's a personal choice. I have a desktop with two widescreen monitors, and a latop as a backup.
  10. nexx


    Just go to Build a PC and buy 3-4 monitors there aswell.

    I Just configured a PC at and came out with this
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)

    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Digital Cable Support

    MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs

    HARD DRIVE 320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

    OPTICAL DRIVE Dual Drives: 48x Combo + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable

    VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128MB

    SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

    KEYBOARD Dell USB Keyboard

    MOUSE Dell Optical USB Mouse

    FLOPPY & MEDIA READER No Floppy Drive or Media Reader Included

    WI-FI AND MODEM No Modem Requested

    1yr Warranty came to Grand Total $1,120
    For monitor you can go for

    Dell 20" Widescreen = $249/each @ x3= $750

    Dell 20" Ultrasharp Widescreen = $369/each @ x3 = $1110

    to run 3 monitors you it would be better to get 2 Video cards insted of integrated that comes with the PC you could go for

    EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card @ 99.99/each @ x2 = $200

    the total would be


    Dell 20" Widescreen = est $2070.00

    Dell 20" Ultrasharp Widescreen = est $2240.00

    so take your pick ^_- heck with the money you save from your 3k budget you can toss in a sandwhich while your at it :p

    P.S i know Quad Core is a bit over the top but hay what the hell go with the future that way the PC can last 3-4yrs+
    #10     Feb 20, 2008