Question Best workstation money can buy (for trading)

Damien8

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Hi,

I would like advice on what the best computer would be for my needs, and that's running 6 x 4K screens and sometimes (during big movements in the markets) there's like a hundred charts having to do calculations at the same time etc.

Budget: can even go for 5-figures, as top performance would save me a lot more.

I have some experience building systems myself in the past, but have been totally out of the loop for several years now, so treat me as a complete clueless newb, please. :)

Regards,
Damien
 

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Don't think trading software are CPU/GPU intensive. Your main concern should be running 6 monitors. Consumers NVidia GPUs are limited to 3 displays and datacenter GPUs are limited to 4 displays. I'm not entirely sure if two NVidia GPUs can support more than 3 displays. Running lots of displays isn't that demanding it's just software locked. You might have to go AMD and get something like this https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA56GAMING-OC-8GD#kf
 
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Check Amazon for these components for the free shipping.

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be quiet! Pure Base 500 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case $69.90

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Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119392
ASUS TUF GAMING H570-PRO WIFI $189.99

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-11700-Desktop-Processor-LGA1200/dp/B08X6QHYDL/
Intel Core i7-11700 $339.99

https://www.newegg.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-4/p/13C-001F-00026
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler $74.90

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-64gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164178
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz Desktop Memory Kit 64GB (32GBx2) CL16 $296.99

OS ...

https://www.newegg.com/pny-500gb-cs2130/p/0RN-002V-003B3
PNY CS2130 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $58.99

Storage ...

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-4tb-870-evo-series/p/N82E16820147795
SAMSUNG 870 EVO Series 2.5" 4TB SATA III V-NAND Internal SSD $528.99

http://www.nextwarehouse.com/item/?3993680
Gigabyte VCX GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD Radeon RX VEGA 64 GAMING OC 8G $1,108.13

Total: $2778

https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro/p/N82E16832350412
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive) $199.99

https://www.bequiet.com/en/case/1720


https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA56GAMING-OC-8GD#kf
Radeon RX VEGA 56 GAMING OC 8G
 
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Damien8

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Don't think trading software are CPU/GPU intensive. Your main concern should be running 6 monitors. Consumers NVidia GPUs are limited to 3 displays and datacenter GPUs are limited to 4 displays. I'm not entirely sure if two NVidia GPUs can support more than 3 displays. Running lots of displays isn't that demanding it's just software locked. You might have to go AMD and get something like this https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA56GAMING-OC-8GD#kf
It looks like it is quite intensive. I'm currently on i7-8809G, 32GB ... And when markets really start to move, everything starts to freeze.

I also don't think it's the screens, it's not that super difficult for even an average card to run 3 x 4K, and 6 might be possible with some Quadro ones. In the past Nvidia Quadro cards seemed to be specifically made for that. So it's not so much GPU issue, more other components I don't know.

Should I get as many cores as possible?
 

Damien8

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Check Amazon for these components for the free shipping.

https://www.newegg.com/black-be-quiet-pure-base-500-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-0037-00063
be quiet! Pure Base 500 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case $69.90

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-sgx-ssr-500sgx-500w/p/N82E16817151230
Seasonic FOCUS SGX-500, 500W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular $71.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119383
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI $150.99

https://www.pcnation.com/web/details/7MM846/intel-core-i5-10th-gen-i5-10400f-hexa-core-6-core-2-90-ghz-processor-oem-cm8070104290716
Intel Core i5-10400F $144.35

https://www.newegg.com/be-quiet-shadow-rock-3-shadow-rock-2/p/13C-001F-00037
be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler $49.90

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164177
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz Desktop Memory Kit 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $152.99

PNY CS2130 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $114.99

Total: $795

https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro/p/N82E16832350412
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive) $199.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA56GAMING-OC-8GD#kf
Radeon RX VEGA 56 GAMING OC 8G
I don't think you've read my OP. ;)
 

Damien8

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I can't really recommend because I really just don't know how to support six monitors.

Would you be open to 3 ultrawide monitors that would have the same screen realestate?
Resolution isn't appropriate, those ultrawide monitors don't really have much higher resolution, I honestly want 6 x 3840x2160.
 

Damien8

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I repeat again, I really want the best that's possible to get. It can simply cost me way too much if something goes wrong. The cost of the computer is negligible compared to it.

I'm more wondering which would be more appropriate from the following:
A) AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
B) Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 @ 2.30GHz
C) One of the AMD EPYCs.

But I have no idea what would be more appropriate. Maybe Xeon more appropriate than the Threadripper?
 
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Hi,

I would like advice on what the best computer would be for my needs, and that's running 6 x 4K screens and sometimes (during big movements in the markets) there's like a hundred charts having to do calculations at the same time etc.

Budget: can even go for 5-figures, as top performance would save me a lot more.

I have some experience building systems myself in the past, but have been totally out of the loop for several years now, so treat me as a complete clueless newb, please. :)

Regards,
Damien
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CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($397.87 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($350.92 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL14 Memory ($639.30 @ MemoryC)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($369.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 870 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($579.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: AMD Radeon Pro W5500 8 GB Video Card ($487.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 Light ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $3413.78
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The graphics card has 4 displayport 1.4 thats the most avaliable on one card now. You can get splitters or run monitors off the integrated video of the CPU

You should probably choose a case you like. I happen to like Fractal Design cases.
 
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