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Question Help Building Computer for Trading

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Hello Everyone!

I hope to receive your best recommendations to build a PC for day trading and web browsing only - no gaming.

I would like the PC to be quiet, use good quality components and be fast in such a way that it will handle what I for at least 5 years before an upgrade is needed.

I will be starting with two 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution monitors and will add another two in the future.

Budget: $1,500
Use: FOREX, Futures & Options
Platforms: MetaTrader4, NinjaTrader8, ThinkOrSwim (ToS), TD Ameritrade & E-Trade - will be streaming continuous data on several platforms simultaneously
OS: Windows10 Pro 64-bit w/enterprise update

Computer Case: ??? - don't want tons of flickering light coming from the PC
Processor: ???
Cooling: ???
Mother Board: ???
Memory: 16GB ????
Storage: SSD 500GB ????
Power Source: ???
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet + wireless. ????

I hope I've provided enough information and thank you in advance for taking the time to lend your support.

Thanks again for your help,
Walter
 
more cores/threads + rams will be helpful. My take:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1149.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 21:57 EDT-0400
 
Aug 19, 2019
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Thank you for your reply vapour!

A couple of questions, I was looking at MSI GeForce 1660 Ti 6GB video card, what do you think? Also, why the need for the second Barracuda HD?

Also, I've been doing some searching & reading, could you please give me your thoughts on this list?

Thanks again,
wrest

CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $239.89 Buy

Motherboard
Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.89 Buy

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $149.99 Buy
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Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $156.99 Buy

Storage
Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 Buy

Video Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $264.99 Buy

Case
Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case $85.98 Buy

Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $95.99 Buy

Keyboard
Cherry G80-3800 MX Board 2.0 Wired Standard Keyboard

Mouse
Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $34.99 Buy

Total: $1348.70
 

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