- 51 months ago
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for all of your help.
My name is Jeff and I live in the United States, Ohio to be more specific if that helps.
I am an aspiring daytrader of currency markets and need a new computer to suit that purpose.
I would like a computer that is capable of supporting at least 9 monitors. I want the pc to be fast in such a way that it will handle what I need it to do without any problems and do so for at least 5 years (or longer) before I need an upgrade. I would like the pc to be quiet.
A little about how I will use it:
1) I'll have the trading platform I use from my broker streaming continuous data 2) I'll have a third party charting platform streaming continuous data - this is where the 9 monitors come in. Each monitor will display a chart, each chart has it's own continuous data stream NOTE: this software works better with A 64-bit last generation operating system 3) I'll have Goggle Chrome running with a few tabs open.
I'm not a pc gamer so I don't need graphics cards geared towards that. I don't need a lot of storage, I don't have a collection of movies on my HD now and don't intend to do that in the future. I can't think of anything else that I would need a large HD for. Since HD's have gotten bigger and cheaper over the years I'd say 2TB is double what I need. I would rather have a smaller faster HD than a bigger slower HD.
I already have the monitors and the monitor stand, and most cables to go from the monitor to the graphics card.
What I need help with is choosing:
Computer case - tell me the form factor and I'll pick one out somewhere. I just want something simple without any windows showing the inside of the pc (the pc will be kept in my bedroom so I don't want tons of flickering light coming from the pc).
All the guts of a pc - processor, mother board, memory, cooling system (fans or liquid), HD, power supply, and anything else you think I will need.
I've never build a pc before so I'm a little intimidated about doing it. In the past I've upgraded memory, heatsink, and the power supply. So I'm not a total rookie lol. But still I'm worried about putting an entire pc together by myself. I would like a very quiet computer....would liquid cooling be the best way to go for that? Is that also difficult to install?
Budget: that's hard to say, I know what I'm asking for isn't cheap. If I say $3,000 and the ideal setup within that price range is $3,300 then I'll pay the $3,300 because I'd rather get what I want that's best for me and ultimately I don't have much of a choice because I need this computer. Hopefully this doesn't turn into a $5,000 setup.
I hope I've provided enough information to help you help me. If you have any questions please ask :)
Thanks again for your help,