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Trading Computer Buyers Guide 2018 Update

  • March 28, 2018

It’s been about 5 years since our first Day Trading Computer buyers guide was posted and it’s about time to send out a few updates on that post to reflect some of the changes we’ve seen in how trading software makes use of our trading computer hardware...


Intel Core i9 7900x vs AMD Threadripper 1950x

  • August 24, 2017

These are exciting times in the computer world. AMD has recently released its new line of Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs and is finally prodding Intel with some newfound competition. See how the 1950x stacks up against Intel's Core i9 7900x...


How to Specify an AutoCAD Workstation

  • August 4, 2016

When it comes to optimizing AutoCAD performance, the most important specification to consider is CPU single-threaded performance. In general, the majority of tasks in AutoCAD are considered single-threaded...


How To Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade

  • May 21, 2016

To prevent Windows 7/8/8.1 from automatically updating to Windows 10 we are going to use a free third-party utility called 'GWX Control Panel...


Silenced C2000 - Reviewed by ConnectPress

  • April 21, 2016

We recently sent ConnectPress a fully loaded Silenced C2000 CAD workstation for a thorough breakdown and review...


How to Configure a Killer SolidWorks Workstation

  • Feb 3, 2016

Central Processing Unit (CPU) performance is critical to speeding up your SolidWorks workstation. SolidWorks workloads can be separated into two general categories...


How to Disable Windows 10 Update Notice

  • Aug 15, 2015

Follow this quick instructional guide on how to remove the Windows 10 Update notification pop-up if you're not interested in updating to Windows 10 right away...


Windows 10 - When To Update

  • Aug 6, 2015

Microsoft has recently released their latest Windows product - Windows 10. It promises to cure all of Windows 8's woes but that remains to be seen. Read on to find out more...


Intel 750 NVME SSD - Immense Workstation & Trading PC Performance

  • May 9, 2015

Intel's latest 750 Series NVME PCI-e SSD offers staggering performance improvements for CAD/CAM Workstations and Trading Computers - Tested by Orbital Computers...


How To Setup Multiple Monitors In Windows

  • Jan 28, 2015

Setting up multiple monitors on Windows based PCs is remarkably fast and easy. This short guide will show you exactly how to configure your multi-monitor array....


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 1 - SSD Vs. HDD

  • Nov 20, 2013

While the HDD is great for mass storage, there is a far superior option for day traders: the Solid State Drive. Solid State Drives (SSD) are a truly revolutionary development in the PC hardware industry...


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 2 - Reliable Power Supply

  • Nov 30, 2013

The power supply unit (PSU) is the component that takes the electricity from your home or office's power outlet, converts the Alternating Current (AC) to Direct Current (DC), and regulates it to be fed to your trading computer's sensitive internal components...


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 3 - System Cooling

  • Dec 20, 2014

A reliability optimized stock trading computer absolutely must be built with special attention paid to system cooling. Most modern computers will completely shut down without warning if they begin to overheat...


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 4: Central Processing Unit

  • Jan 8, 2014

Now that we've discussed some of the important supporting components, it's time to really dive into the most important component for your stock trading computer: the Central Processing Unit (CPU)...


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 5 - Multi-Monitor Video Card

  • Jan 17, 2014 (Updated Jan 11, 2015)

The number one factor for most day traders is how many monitors they want to run. Most video cards on the market today support somewhere around two to three independent displays...


Trading Computer Build Guide: Part 5 - General Reliability

  • Feb 3, 2014

A reliable internet connection is a critical component of any trading computer. I would recommend only using a hardwired Ethernet for trading purposes. Wi-Fi can be spotty at best, so we wouldn't advise running your trading system off of it..


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