Tools of the Trade

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

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  • 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: Gigabyte X170-WS
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 Xeon E3 1230 V5
Intel Xeon E3 1230 V5, LGA1151, 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo), 14nm, 80W Max TDP, 8MB Cache
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4, 2133MHz, Unbuffered, 14-14-14, 1.2V. Backed by a lifetime Kingston warranty.


Case: Corsair Carbide Quiet 400Q Compact Mid-Tower Case Black
Compact steel case design. System internals running stealth-quiet with silenced sound-damping panels throughout.

CPU cooling: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 
U-Type dual tower heat-sink with four 6mm heatpipes allows for optimal airflow and cooling.
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II 520W EVO
Bronze Power Supply efficiency rating
5 Year Warranty

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB
3 x DisplayPor, HDM x 1
runs 4 monitors simultaneously
cool and quiet operation

V-NAND-based NVMe SSD: Samsung 960 Pro Series 250GB M.2 SSD  $179
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 $29