How to build a Day Trading Computer Set up? Best Day Trading Station

How to build a Day Trading Computer Set up? Best Day Trading Station


This is my optimal day trading set up with
a gaming tower and multiple displays. And we’ll be talking about specs and cost for
this build in this video. So after the Reverse split strategy video
from last week, i got a lot of comments there asking why I didnt call him back. Just kidding,
no one cares about him I got a lot of comments asking me about this
new trading set up. Technically its not that new. I just havent shown it before because,
ok my desk was really messy and i just havent cleaned it up. And i just really need an excuse
to film a video standing up. Because over the past thanksgiving weekend my fatass got
fatter. So I thought it’d be cool to show you guys
my trading station, how much this cost, the technical specs, and why I need all these
screens. Spoilers: its for watching YouTube videos, annnnd, smashing those like buttons
and the notification bell. Let’s start with my PC tower. This is a
gaming tower. I really like it because these colors look pretty cool. And its very very
quiet. So this tower has graphics card from $NVDA
Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB GPU, and $INTC Intel I5 9600 hexa core CPU. You know the funny thing
is, after you day trading for a couple of years you start reading products and brands
as their stock tickers. Just yesterday I went to JWN to buy some LB,
after that I drank some STZ and had MCD for dinner. Anyways, so thats the GPU and CPU, this build
alos has 16Gs of ram, 240g solid state drive, 2TB standard hard drive, and watercooling. Okay, i know i just dropped tons of these
geeky technical terms, and you’re probably wondering, Humbled trader, what exactly does
all that mean? So let me explain all that technical jargon meaning to you in the clearest
way possible, I have NO f**king clue. Basically this is what happened, I went to
a couple of my gamer friends who are much smarter than i am and much more knowledgeable
about computers graphics cards etc etc, and I asked them, hey man I need a set up for
trading, not gaming, but I care about speed, stability, and need to be able to run 4 monitors
with visual charts simultaneously. And this is what they suggested for me. Get
at least a 250G SSD which is solid state drive, and much faster than the standard hard disk
drive. You’ll need at least 8G of ram, ideally 16, whcih is what allows your computer to
run multiple programs efficiently. Ram is very important, because I need that to run
my scanners, multiple broker platforms at once, and other important things like watching
YouTube videos. Next is the CPU, which is the command central
for your computer. My friends recommended at least an Intel I5 quad core processor with
speed of at least 3.3 GHZ. an intel I7 or i9 quad core would be even better than what
I have. And as for graphics cards, my friends told
me not cheap out on it since im running multiple displays, videos and other graphics. And they
recommend at least a NVidia GTX GPU or similar, with at least 2G of memory. As for water cooling, I don’t think its
really necessary unless you’re gaming. But i have it just because it came with it at
the store I bought it. And i’ll talk about where i got it and the cost breakdown in a
little bit. And down here beneath my table I have a foot
rest for my short legs. And lets now forget about these cute little
plants that are probably gona die soon. Theres three things im absolutely terrible at in
life. Cooking, taking of plants, and telling jokes that are actually funny. So lets take a look at my monitors, all four
of these are LG 24inch LED monitors with 75 hertz refresh rate. The colors are amazing
on these displays. I was debating whether to get those curved screens for a while. And
to just get two fo those and stack them vertically. But those curved screens are not cheap. And
i would need at least two 34 or 37 inch curved screens. I much rather spend more money on my tower
build. And im looking to get two more monitors actually and have them set up vertically on
both sides. And I think that’ll look really cool. So i don’t have to minimize my scanners
or news feed and can just have those windows open. RIght now all four monitors are charts
with different time frames, the daily and intraday. As for keyboard and mouse. My gaming keyboard
broke after i spill some beer on it couple of months ago, and by beer i mean water. So
im using this backup keyboard at the moment. Im going to get one of those RGB keyboards
to match with my gaming tower. As for mouse i use an ergonomic vertical mouse.
I cant use the regular standard gaming mouse because my wrist and forearm is injured from
my previous computer intensive jobs, and from sports injuries because I do some extreme
pole sports, and from smashing too many like buttons! But the game changer real add on for this
set up upgrade, is this vertical quad monitor mount from Vivo. this monitor mount is ALMOST
perfect, i’ll show you what I mean i a a little bit. It’s very sturdy, can hold 4
screens up to 30 inches, comes with cable management system at the back, that’s where
I organize my HDMI cords and DPI cords from all 4 monitors. And you can kind of adjust the screen sideways,
or tilt it up and down. You can rotate the entire screen to make the display vertical.
To move the entire row vertically higher or lower though, you need to use these allen
keys to losen this clamp at the back and then move it. Im not going to do that in this video
today because its very heavy. Now the biggest thing that bothers me about
this monitor mount, is that it’s extremely difficult to adjust the monitors so they align
perfectly side by side. Trust me I tried. Maybe im OCD, maybe im not. But seeing this
tiny bit of offset between all four screens, really really bothers me. Like, this stresses
me out. Other than the alignment issue, this monitor mount is great and very sturdy. Ill
leave links to my entire trading setup below. Lets talk about the cost now. The mount cheap
it was only about $60 from amazon. The LG displays are cheap as well they were about
$120 each. Now the biggest cost of the set up was definitely the Tower build. Which I
strongly recommend you to do if you’re shopping for a trading set up. The displays are cool and all, but its the
ram, the CPU and GPU thats going to make all the difference. The tower cost about $1570
Canadian, which is like $20 US. Just kidding, its about
$1180 US. Which I think it’s a great deal. And you definitely don’t need an RTX GPU,
thats really for gaming. You can go for a GTX graphics card and save a couple hundred
dollars. I got the entire PC tower from Canada Computers.
The staff there was really knowledgeable and can custom build for you according to your
needs, and the fees and prices are reasonable. For my canadian viewers, you can check them
out online or in store. As for my American viewers, i dont know if you guys have US computers
or not, but you have Amazon. This video is not sponsored by anyone btw. If you want to be able to trade remote on
a lap top instead, I used to have an ASUS ROG 15 inch gaming laptop, that one was pretty
good. And you can hook it up to portable USB monitors. I’m definitely not the most techy expert but
this is just my day trading set up i use every single day after I consulted with my gamer
friends. And it works perfectly for me. Ill put all the specs in detail in the description
below. Let me know in the comments below what kind
of trading setup you have. And as always, if you enjoyed the video and the bad jokes
please remember to always annihilate the like button below and subscribe! Thank you guys
for watching as always. And ill see you guys next week.


90 thoughts on “How to build a Day Trading Computer Set up? Best Day Trading Station

  1. I totally agree. After trading for a while, you start looking at things by their ticker. Friends look at you weird all the time afterwards, especially when you ask them what's new on NFLX.

  2. I use 3 22" screens over 3 24" screens – – – talk about gaps between monitors! I use black construction paper taped behind them and it makes the gaps 'sort of' disappear. Built my machine in 2012 and it still works flawlessly for me. I used to run 2 more monitors (of different dimensions and resolutions) for 8 monitors in total but that was too too many for me :^)

  3. I have eight monitors HP LP2465 which have dual DVI inputs. One PC is a Ryzen 3800X, 48GB RAM 2400, a 500M.2, and the PNY NVS 810 which has 8 mDP to DVI inputs. Itโ€™s a display card, but great for big work station real estates.

    My second PC, is identical, but itโ€™s a 2600, also running the NVS 810 with 8 screen inputs to my desk. I tend to switch between the inputs, and not mess with the charts on the 3800X.

    Itโ€™s stable. I run a proprietary algo which ranks trends and picks off the bottoms. Mostly futures and FX, just 5-10 lots on the nose with tight stops; no more than 15-20.

  4. I trade on my 12 year gaming laptop, an overclocked Asus G50VT ROG laptop. It's fast enough for the trading software but the software i use isn't super bloated. Looking to upgrade soon hah. I use a phone in addition for chat/chart and another laptop for charts sometimes

  5. Really? Im running my computer with 4 display with a 730 old geforce and I still run fking fast. Using a GTX2060 for a stock trade =))))

  6. Do you have a video to setup all these screens on the monitors? Or just creating windows and resizing all the charts for TOS brokers. Thanks. #Like button smashed….โœ…๐Ÿ˜‚

  7. It's a nice setup for sure but way overkill for running Das. I use a 10 yr old win 7 laptop 2 core with multiple monitors and it works fine. Day trading is very CPU and graphics friendly. You can get a nice used tower on ebay for about $100 bucks. Gaming computers are a whole other beast and not necessary for day trading. If your really on a tight budget just use some old TV's and save on the monitors. My whole setup basically cost me nothing using old stuff laying around the house and it's been working great for over a year.

  8. 2 dell u2410 ultra sharp monitors, Dell xps 8930 with 512 SSD, 1 TB drive, i7-9700, Nivida gtx 1050ti, and 32GB of ram. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga C940 with 1 TB SSD, 16GB, and Intel gen 10 i-7-1065.

  9. the gaps bothers me as well.. can you fit it without the gaps or atleast it should be even.. anyway are you korean? My trading set up is just only thru my laptop.. but hopefully soon I'll have those type as well. =D

  10. That would absolutely bother me. I share the same OCD as you ๐Ÿ˜‚ youโ€™re really hilarious, and knowledgeable. Iโ€™m definitely subscribing to your channel ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  11. As an IT person, listening to this hurt my soul. For a day trading computer, I'd go ahead and focus on air flow, not watercooling. Watercooling as such as that AIO for your processor could break down, causing major component failures and a good air tower can be just as effective without the possible failures unless you go to custom watercooling. But I don't think you push your computer that hard ๐Ÿ˜›

    Your alignment would drive me up the wall. Have you thought about a curved monitors? that way you don't have to align all four of them.

  12. Ok, you got me! Just subscribed……I like your style and the fact your trading stocks! Just a question……do you just day trade or buy longer term and maybe swing trade longer time frames? Best wishes and good luck from the Uk ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  13. Mi only set up its just a smart phone Sammsung S8 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“Š

  14. I like your setup. I have $4000 PC (i9, 12cores, 64GB RAM, RTX2080 custom water cold) but I have one wide monitor. I used for programming, gaming, mining and trading bitcoin.

  15. Why not just one big 55 or 60' TV screen and have charts in Windowed mode? Lower refresh rate from TV shouldn't make a difference outside of gaming?

  16. Just watched this one, hahaha…I am more ocd than you! I have three ultra-wide 32 inch monitors that I aligned and clamped to put tape on backside so they would align perfectly!

  17. I found your tech set interesting, can you do a part 2 video telling us what you display on the monitors and how the data helps you stay on top of trades?

  18. Great setup my fellow canadian! My trader workstation is similar but my 4 monitors are standing vertically. If you want to check it out you can see it on my channel (Mike Ser). Keep up the great videos!

  19. That alignment issue on the monitors would drive me crazy. I had that problem with just two monitors. A friend told me to get thin bezel monitors that it would help. Nice setup and good jokes. With two more monitors on each side it'll look like the control room in cvx refinery lol. I liked that picture of your desk before you cleaned it up with all the rbull cans everywhere.

  20. There is really no need for water cooling. And if you are just trading with multiple screens, a 9500 will really do.

    However, a better cpu would be nicer since we are opening many tasks and screens. A 6 core cpu would be recommended to process data

  21. AHA! I've figured it out. You're Korean. The little cat doll on your desk gives it away. My sister-in-law is Korean, and she gave me a similar one. I've smashed, mashed, pounded, and hit all the like buttons on all your videos so far and have gotten on the wait list, even though I can't day trade, only EOD. I wish, though, you had something by Advanced Micro Devices since I own their stock and NVDA is so expensive. Just kidding. Thanks and Anyonghasayo. I can say it that way cuz I'm older than you. I lived there two years and know the difference.

  22. Oh crap, at the end you said the cats are from Japan. What the heck am I talking about? I still stick with my conviction though.

  23. as a day trader do you have a macro view and how to you integrate that into your trading? Also, don't call him back call me!

  24. Hey humbled trader theres a stock called trill … its therapeutic i think I've been watching it since nov and it keeps going to 3.00 then up to 6.00 oncacwekkly basis with over 33 cent movements in one day towards bullish side !!! I'm young and new to trading but can u take a look at it and advise of a hood trading strategy?? ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I am willing to invest and trade it so bad … but I need your lamberghine insight lol…… it is on the canadian marcket I too am in canada …. please seee my comment ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€… please respond ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  25. You are SO FUNNY! Thanks for making this so entertaining. I am building out my system and you were the first video I came across. Keep it up!

  26. Funny you bring up the gap in the screens… its been bothering me this whole time lol. I think i'll have to get something different.

  27. How many charts do you normally look at at once on your 4 monitors? I have 4 24" monitors as well and I usually have 3 big charts and a few smaller charts, but I still end up moving them all around and haven't figured out the best way to organize them yet. Thnx a bunch! (Also, I'm pretty sure this setup, though very nice, is way overkill because up until this past summer, I was running my 4 monitors and TOS software from a 2010 HP laptop that had a 1st gen core I5 CPU and 8 gigs of RAM and it worked fine. ๐ŸŽˆ)

  28. Heres my build. I currently run 4 monitors.
    CPU Core i7ย / 6700K
    Memory 16GB
    HDrive 240GB SSD
    Card nVidia Quadro
    A video card capable of running from 4 to 6 monitors can be
    purchased and self installed for only a couple hundred dollars.
    You just need to make sure there is an empty video card slot.

  29. Just found you on Youtube! You are so wonderfull in every way! I use 2-4k monitors which is like 8 of your monitors. No edges between monitors to look off center! about $600 US. ea. Love them!

  30. Im using Dell t5400 tower it have 2 Intel Xeon Processor running i think 8 cores each at 3.2 GHZ with 32gb of ddr2 ram wtih a nvidia Quadro FX4800. I bought it on ebay for $175 bucks running 2 X 30inch Dell WFP3007 monitor that i bought for $100 each.The tower is complete over kill for day trading. You dont need to spend much on newer pc unless you have Lamborghini money! : )

  31. OK, no joke, I put black duct tape behind my monitors and taped them together – tada! no light strip between them anymore! Position them perfectly 1st!
    Also, with respect, gamers are absolutely infatuated with video cards, but our charts aren't nearly as video intensive as their games!

  32. I've got a similar sort of set up and what I'd like to add to it, is to put my trading desk around a treadmill, so that while I'm trading and waiting for my set ups to trigger, I can be upright and walking casually. this does a few things…. First I won't be constantly sitting and the problems that causes. secondly and this is the REALLY NEAT BIT, being upright and walking at a casual pace while examining things in your environment activates the hunting, pursuit, and pattern recognition circuits in the deep subconscious parts of your brain…. Which means it'll actually make trading easier to do. Cool Huh? Evolutionary psychology is neat.

  33. Pretty much the same tower as you as far as specs go. IBUYPOWER is the brand. My stand mounts via clamp to my desk and holds 3 32" monitors and they are curved. All 3 are SAMSUNG. And I have a 34" Widescreen gaming monitor mounted on the wall that fits centered above my desk mounted monitors. And yes, like you, my OCD drives me crazy at times with the slight difference in the monitor height. Its not that bad, but OCD is a MF. Like button smashed, subscribed, and now wondering when we are going to drink actual beer while discussing the importance of MTFA. Well, actually, Tequila.

  34. I am searching for an Academy in Canada with courses face to face…any suggestion could be great for me. Thanks (I am scalper but searching for new tools and markets)

  35. Hi, I am interested to know the reason as to why you chose a PC and not a laptop. Is there a risk if you lose power?

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