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hey guys, my friend wants a new desktop that is top of the line and future proof for at least 3 years. His only requirement is not gaming but daily stock trading so i am assuming those are more cpu than gpu. I have never traded stock before so i dont know how powerful the cpu has to be. But he is down to spend about 1k for the tower. he has w7, keyboard&mice and monitor already.
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post #2 of 30
So basically he wants a computer to browse the internet? Stock trading isn't a computation. It's simply a monitoring of real-time data flowing in from NASDAQ and the like.
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Tom's Hardware did a $1000 enthusiast build. I'd say for the money, that's pretty much as boss as you can get. You can drop the GPU and use that money for upgrading other components if he isn't going to be gaming.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2893.html
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post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
So basically he wants a computer to browse the internet? Stock trading isn't a computation. It's simply a monitoring of real-time data flowing in from NASDAQ and the like.
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Tom's Hardware did a $1000 enthusiast build. I'd say for the money, that's pretty much as boss as you can get. You can drop the GPU and use that money for upgrading other components if he isn't going to be gaming.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2893.html
thank you for the link. And that setup is pretty "boss" he currently has a macbook pro from 2008 and he says it lags while he does his daily trading. The lag might cost him that second which he will loses some money.

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that is a good rig too but i think my friend wants something way more powerful
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post #6 of 30
I recommend following Bit-Tech's PC Hardware Buyer's Guide, as it is upgraded every month with tried and trusted pieces of hardware for everything from All-Arounder to Enthusiast Gaming Power House.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buy...e-march-2011/1

Read the article and pick a rig according to the budget. As was said before, you can downgrade the video card if he's not interested in gaming, however you may suggest the idea of multiple screens to him with a 4+ port card and see what he thinks. Lots of traders like to keep multiple screens up with all of their streams going to have everything in front of them at a glance rather than tabbing around.

Happy Shopping!
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post #7 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post
I recommend following Bit-Tech's PC Hardware Buyer's Guide, as it is upgraded every month with tried and trusted pieces of hardware for everything from All-Arounder to Enthusiast Gaming Power House.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buy...e-march-2011/1

Read the article and pick a rig according to the budget. As was said before, you can downgrade the video card if he's not interested in gaming, however you may suggest the idea of multiple screens to him with a 4+ port card and see what he thinks. Lots of traders like to keep multiple screens up with all of their streams going to have everything in front of them at a glance rather than tabbing around.

Happy Shopping!
thanks for all the info! It was helpful and your idea of multiple monitors are good ideas. I will ask him if he is interested. Do you know if daily stock trading is cpu heavy? or all you need is a fast internet? haha
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post #8 of 30
If he wants a more powerful cpu he can get the core i5 2500 , put 4 gb of ram and he's good to go
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post #9 of 30
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with his budget, my friend is going SB build. But my question is

"daily stock trading is cpu heavy? or all you need is a fast internet? haha"
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post #10 of 30
Fast internet , its a web based no?
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