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Here's what I have.  I had built the computer with my son...  just because...  maybe a mild amount of gaming.

8th Gen Core i5 8600K
ROG STRIX Z-370-E Gaming Motherboard
NVIDIA GTX 970 Graphics Card
16 GB DDR4 Ram
Corsair H60 Water CPU Cooler

LG 24" LED Monitor (Center) - Brand New
Samsung 21.5" LED Monitor (Right) - Kinda New
Samsung 20" I-don't-know-what-kind Monitor (Left) - Old family friend that got repurposed 

Cord control program has not yet been implemented!

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12 hours ago, ragycpa said:

@Jason H.

Hi Jason 

I really like your hotkeys. Do you have the scripts for the Stream Deck?

Thanks

Hi Ragycpa, 

I have a hotkey file for DAS and my related hotkey setup in my Stream Deck. Unfortunately right now my trading machine is not accessible because we're in the middle of moving. Once my machine is back up and running I'll post both. 

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Everyone has some really neat setups!

I'm fairly new and I'm hoping to take advantage of the christmas sales going on right now and want to purchase monitors (right now I'm relying on an old 20" 1600x900, and my 52" tv which I have to sit far away from, thus I'm actually sitting at the center of my small living room...)

My question is, 1 center monitor around 4x" with side monitors at 2x", versus multiple 2x" monitors, is that really down to preference? Or largely due to limitation of number of monitors that can be connected?

Second question is, are there any specs to look for when purchasing a monitor? Besides size and resolution (I guess 1920x1080 is the minimum)?

 

Thank you!

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I purchased a 17" ASUS ROG Model  GL703GE-IS74 currently $200 off at Costco....1TB HD, 250GB SSD, 16GB RAM, GTX1050 GPU, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz. It's a gaming laptop with fancy colors on the keyboard and comes with a gaming mouse. The main reason I purchased this (besides the current discount) was that it has an HDMI plus a Mini Display Port so you can add 2 external screens. So in addition to being a solid travel trading setup this can double as a home work station if/when my regular PC crashes or fails or needs some repair.

 

https://www.costco.com/ASUS-ROG-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti--1080p---Bonus-Gladius-ll-Gaming-Mouse.product.100416051.html

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Nice machine Marek! Looks like a beast. I need to get me a travelling laptop. Right now when I travel I trade off my mac using Parallels. Not the best set up. 

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My set-up !...kind of ( Gaming computer I built for my kiddos....used to trade during the day 🙂 Also used for Audio Mixing/Editing )

MSI Gaming Mother Board

Coffee Lake Intel Core i7 CPU

32Gig RAM

NViDIA GE Force 1070Ti GPU

Corsair Liquid Cooled

Intel Optane Memory M.2 Chip >> Linked to 4TB Hybrid HDD + 2TB HDD

Samsung 2TB SSD (Operating System)

2x 27" Dell Full HD Gaming Monitors (Spendy 😞

2x 27" ACER Full HD Monitors ( Recently added & Budget friendly models)

MacBook Pro with Bootcamp (WIndows 10) ...for backup 😨

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Update: IbuyPower gaming rig arrived yesterday with UPS, fast to unbox and super easy to setup....fires up super fast and after I activated the onboard GPU I have 6-7 display ports available (4 on GTX2070 plus 2, maybe even 3 onboard not sure) to which I have 4x 32" (Dell & Samsung) monitors connected right now. I had a laptop to run the chatroom and Benzinga and TWS before on the 4th monitor now I can run it off the same PC. The PC also has some cool RGB lighting that comes thru the tempered side door.

 

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Purchased this rig a few days ago at Costco....looked like the best deal for a 9th gen i7-9700 CPU and NVDA's newer Touring/Ray Tracing RTX-2070/8GB GPU with 250GB SSD and 16gb RAM. With $300 discounted off the regular $1700 it's available now for under $1500 incl. tax. With Costcos 4 year warranty and 90 day return policy, that's pretty hard to beat after comparing prices on Newegg and Amazon for similar configurations. 

https://www.costco.com/iBuyPower-TRA297D-Gaming-Desktop---Intel-Core-i7-9700K---GeForce-RTX-2070.product.100473645.html

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K 8 Core Processor 3.6GHz

16GB DDR4 2666MHz (4-DIMM) RAM

2TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

240GB SATA III Solid State Drive

8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Graphics

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Here is my setup with 3 monitors. I use the upper one for chat and browsing/messaging and the bottom 2 for trading.  Using the right monitor for watchlists and activity logs, 1min 2min charts.

The right side of the left monitor i use for 15min, 5min and daily chart, while the left part ist split to top and bottom both showing miniatur 5min and 1 min charts with watchlist so i can watch 3 stocks at the same time.

The machine is a custom built PC using MAC OS therefore i am not using the DAS platform for trading but use the java based Trading Workstation from Interactive Brokers. The monitors are 24" Benq FullHD resolution and i have bought them over the time so each one is different which is not a problem at all.

Rgarding the machine it is a core i3 6100 CPU on a Z270 mainboard with 16 GB RAM and plenty of NVMe storage and HDD storage and a Radeon R9 270X GPU. I use it for multitasking work and allthough it could use a stronger CPU with more cores it is a very suitable setup for trading and also some 1080p gaming.

 

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Storage prices (DRAM, SATA and NVM M2 PCIe SSD) are falling fast and furiously...not sure how much longer though, so it might be a good time to make those upgrades you have been putting off...

 

e.g. 16GB RAM DDR4 2666Mhz (specs for my PC) $79 on Newegg or $89 on Amazon:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232766&Description=16gb ddr4 2666&cm_re=16gb_ddr4_2666-_-20-232-766-_-Product

https://www.amazon.com/Ballistix-Single-PC4-21300-288-Pin-Memory/dp/B01N7RQ882/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=16gb+DDR4+ram+2666&qid=1552952080&s=gateway&sr=8-9

 

SATA SSDs: e.g. 480GB Teamgroup SATA SSD on Newegg for $49

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313866&Description=team group ssd&cm_re=team_group_ssd-_-20-313-866-_-Product

 

NVM M2 PCIe SSD: e.g. Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB on Amazon for $127

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S500B/dp/B07M7Q21N7/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=nvme+m2+500gb+ssd&qid=1552957910&s=electronics&sr=1-2

 

NVM SSDs are much faster so probably the way to go...Samsung provides s/w to clone your drive or there's Macrium's freeware that does the same:

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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This 15" MSI gaming laptop rig is a steal at the $829 price point on Newegg....if you prefer Amazon go to MSI's website and have yourself redirected to buy it at Amazon for $20 more

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834155111&bc_pid=TjgyRTE2ODM0MTU1MTEx&utm_source=Bluecore&utm_medium=BehEmail&utm_campaign=Cart_Abandon_1&cm_mmc=EMCCA2-042019-_-ASC-_-Bluecore-_-Content&obem=5muQwh4lvm2JSygphSsyzJ24as7o_8gIQz6hVj3ysEw%3D&bc_lid=18

MSI GF63 8RD-088 15.6" 60Hz IPS Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gaming Laptop

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20 GHz)
  • 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB SSD
  • 15.6" 60Hz 1920 x 1080 eDP IPS-Level 45% NTSC
  • 14.13" x 9.99" x 0.85" 4.10 lbs.
  • 1 x HDMI (4K @ 30Hz)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

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