Day trading computer set-up

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  1. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Any advice about minimum requirements for a computer system for day trading?
     
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    HFT or just normal day trading? I would imagine even a minimum spec PC will be more then enough for normal day trading. The only question would be how many display outputs you need? Though even a midrange card can do triple 2560x1440 displays without a sweat.

    But if you want this, then you have to spec up :D
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    A reliable connection first and foremost.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Probably 3 monitors and no, not HFT, just casual day trading.

    We’ve got NBN!! What could possibly go wrong? :p
     
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    Ok well nothing fancy then, most today can handle that. Spend about $2k and you can get something very nice. (Monitors extra) A PC for that price will play some nice games too so you can keep your reflexes sharp for the trading days. :)
     
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    Set up in Perth. Come summer, it's moccies and coffee for a 7am start and by 1.30pm you are on the beach. Day Trader heaven.
     
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    Intel i5 9600K
    16GB RAM
    Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSD 512GB
    most motherboards will be fine for what you need.
    Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W power supply
    GeForce GTX 1660 (one with the display outputs you need)

    i would go with 3x 27" 2560x1440 monitors.

    Also get a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). I'm using a APC smc 1000i. It could save your ass.

    All up might cost around $3k
     
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    Nearly all mid to high end graphic cards today natively support 4x displays. So thankfully no extra stuff is need anymore. I doubt he will want more then 4x 4K monitors.
     
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    Just a thought and it's all personal preference but maybe monitors that can be swiveled into portrait. Less space taken and may suit how you want arrange data on screen. Also, maybe a TV / monitor so you can watch the news / sport at same time.

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    Most laptops only support 1 or 2 external monitors. Some desktops don’t have motherboards that support graphics cards.
     
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    That's true. Well hopefully he plans on buying a good desktop and not a Mini PC or laptop.
     
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    What type of computer setup do you need for night trading?
     
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    Hope it all works out. I know a few people who tried it and lost money in the end. My guess is they got bored or lost focus and made some stupid/risky trades.
     
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    Maybe think in terms of swing and trend trading. Some good long term stocks are amenable. Otherwise, a computer with deep pockets.
     
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