Tools of the Trade

Trading Computer with up to 4 monitors (Last updated: December 2017 - pricing in AUD as guide only)

Related links:

Software & Apps
Platforms, Data and Execution



  • run multiple live chart feeds, trading programs displaying multiple open windows and the resources to record live trading and edit recordings.
  • low operating temperatures to increase component longevity by up to 200%
  • reliability based on "in-the-trenches" performance results
  • silent operation
  • low maintenance including a case which restricts internal dust build up for increased component reliability
  • high quality monitors suitable for portrait mode and off axis viewing i.e. image quality remains comparable to direct line-of-site performance on monitors positioned around the trader

Motherboard: ASUS TUF 370 Plus
Intel Gigabit LAN
PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 for SSD ultrafast transfer speed
USB Type-C connector (for latest device compatibility connection)
3 year warranty

CPU: Intel i5 8600K
Intel Xeon E3 1230 V5, LGA1151 CL, 3.6GHz (4.3GHz Turbo), 14nm, 95W Max TDP, 9MB Cache

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4, 2400MHz
Backed by a lifetime Kingston warranty


Case: be quiet! Pure Base 600 Mid-Tower Case
Whisper quiet design with silenced sound-damping panels throughout.

CPU cooling: be quiet! Shadow Rock
Silent and premium cooling for  CPU intensive computing
Power Supply: Seasonic G-550 Gold 550W
Gold Power Supply efficiency rating
5 Year Warranty


Video Card: ASUS GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB
2 x DisplayPort, 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI
runs 4 monitors simultaneously
cool and quiet operation
3 year warranty


V-NAND-based NVMe SSD: Samsung 960 Pro Series 250GB M.2 SSD $175
1 - 4 x 24" Monitor(s): Dell U2412M
1920 x 1200 resolution ideal for portrait orientation
IPS display so image stays true regardless of viewing angle
Included stand permits portrait orientation

$399 each

Mouse: Logitech G403
6 programmable buttons for hotkey functions as explained here

Mechanical Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion MX Cherry Brown Switches
back-lit keys
easy to use software which combines mouse and keyboard


OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32bit/64bit
on USB Flash Drive

Multiple Monitor Management Software: DisplayFusion Pro a must have for traders
with several monitors; as described here