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.

100 thoughts to “How to build a Day Trading Computer Set up? Best Day Trading Station”

  1. Thanks for the video. I hope your lucky cats have been lucky for you lately. Ops I forgot you trade the charts not by luck.

  2. You forgot to talk about the Canadian flag in your Canadian flag holder…we call that a mug in the US, it usually has coffee inside.

  3. I would also suggest taking full advantage of the Windows multiple desktop feature. Amazing. I use 3 monitors with 4 desktops I can very quickly flip between. Think like different screens on your phone. So really I have 12 screens of space but only ever see 3 at once so you avoid information overload as well.

  4. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚.. great vid. By the way I spilled Beer on my MacBook Pro, and by beer I mean BEERπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.. but seriously if you had to choose.. what would u pick. The 3 min or the 5 min chart! I find myself looking at the 1-3 and 5 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. Thx

  5. She's def not going to stay single for long unless she crazy off camera. You know you always got that hot crazy scale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEQjuzjyXs
    LOL. But in all honesty, love the content and the channel and especially the bad jokes. Oh and for americans, you can get trading setups at www.digitaltigers.com or www.falcontradingsystems.com.

  6. I love the mouse, i only have a classic one… i think i'll buy a mount as yours even I only use 2 24" monitors but it could be more easy to put them at a certain height etc…

  7. I live in a van in the U.S, so I only use a 15" laptop with 1 usb screen, using Verizon mifi hotspot as my internet. I only trade options, so I don't need the speed to trade penny stocks. Sacrifice now for a Lambo later.

  8. Fun informative video! Thank you for sharing this helpful information and specs. This was one of my favorite of your videos besides all the ones that teach me how to trade fast and profitable..πŸ˜¬πŸ€£πŸ’°

  9. Impressive setup! Do you game as well? I think you got me beat. I'm rocking a ryzen 7 3700x cpu with a Radeon Rx 5700 GPU and 16GB ram.

  10. No week is complete without my Humbled Trader video addiction. I have an electronic standing desk 3’x5’ by Uplift, on it I use two vertical monitor mounts, I have two 32” Samsung 1080p TV’s (on sale at best Buy for $132 each) on the bottom row and on the top row are two 24” ASUS led monitors. The bottom monitors connect to an older Dell XPS i7 Intel, upgraded to 500GB SDD,16mb ram and an Nvidia GTx, The bottom 32” TV/monitors only runs my TD platform, my Excel Risk Calculator (available from your favorite Humbled Trader) and my trade log. The upper monitor row is powered by a 2018 Macmini and is used for my Schwab platform, Finviz, and other stock websites. I also have a Dell G5 gaming laptop (i7/ GTX 2060/16Gb/256 SDD.) that sits in its own laptop table, I use it for another broker platform, and my Humbled Trader, Trading log that I use just for that broker. I also have a MacBook Pro that I use mostly for my Banking. All 4 computers are hard wired to the internet. My whole setup cost is about $4000, some acquired over the last 5 years but i bought most of it this year, including my all mesh chair.

  11. I think you’re a beautiful woman I enjoy watching your shows they are very educational thank you for all you do for me

  12. Something traders forget is having backup power for there internet and trading station. Your house may lose power, but your internet will still work if you plug the modem into a backup power
    source. When I lived in a condo,
    I used to have my trading station and internet modem plugged into
    a Jackery 240, while the Jackery is constantly plugged into the wall. If power goes out, I would have about an hour of power so I could still trade.

  13. Your trading station is quite impressive but I'm guessing it's more then you really need, but it looks great. I'm just using my laptop for now.

  14. HT, are you trading full time now? My set up is to execute order on cell phone, keep tos open/hidden on laptop monitor at work πŸ˜…

  15. Yaaaaaaah you did it i love it. Am currently trading on a laptop "Dell". This is perfect timing, was thinking of upgrading. Thank you so much Humbled Trader much love coming your way

  16. You know the story about the lucky cats? I love that story. How is possible you are single? You are super cute and super fun, you make me smile in every video and for a super depressed alone man like me that is not often πŸ˜†. Your set up is amazing, I love it. My setup is just a 1.000€ lenovo laptop but works very well for me πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  17. Nice set up. Thanks for info. I'm actually looking for monitor mount so I'll check this out. Had to laugh about the gap between monitors. I have same problem currently and yes it will drive me absolutely bonkers if I allow it. Cheers (with water of course).

  18. You are super cool and super cute….and a great trader as well…..thanks for sharing tips on trading tools…!!!

  19. my day trading setup is a 1995 dos with dial up. luckily i am a long term investor so level 2 quotes wont be needed! jk great video :)))))

  20. Best Trading setup?
    I instantly Tap it!!!
    It showed me ad! I instantly knockout that β€œLike” button

    I was looking to buy a PC, starting last nigh

  21. You can use washers to level out the monitors. :). I had the same problem. Used a thin washer on the one side and it leveled out the monitors.

  22. If you're looking for an inexpensive RGB keyboard, I highly recommend the Logitech G213. (Sells on Amazon for around $40 USD)

  23. Setup is laptop at night for research and smartphone in the morning for plan execution. And, like button has been SMASHED!

  24. I just got into trading but my background is computer engineering and also worked as a technician. Absolutely it helps a lot to be a techy in the investment world πŸ˜‰

    I am also a PC gamer so I already had most of the equipment. I have a 34-inch curved monitor but I am finding out I still need more screen space, haha thinking of getting 2 more monitors. One to use it for scanners and news the other for time and sales with level 2. Or maybe I should get another ultra-wide monitor but yeah they go for about $800 :p

  25. Sick setup! Maybe you can somehow custom adjust the back of the top monitors so they can be wider and have a more OCD friendly gap.

  26. wow, this is too much techs for me now i have only alien ware dell gaming laptop and macbook pro i am very new and i wonder i do really need all those eventually do i? But i do enjoy ur jokes tho i am old to be too much technical but i do really enjoy ur trading strategies esp penny stocks which i am interested in the most HT u have a great weekend …. with ur boy friend and Lambo ::) Always warm Aloha

  27. Routers are very important. I upgraded from Linksys E1200 to EA7500. My download speed from speedtest went from 18mbs to 75mbs. Hardwire ethernet cable only. You need to communicate 200ms or faster from your trading platform or brokerage. I get about 120ms at the open and 80ms during midday.

    Second backup laptop computer. Third backup, mobile phone if SHTF.

    UPS unit for PC, main monitor, modem, and router.

  28. I got my trading setup is GAMING COMPUTER I-7 9700KF 3.60ghz, 16 GB memory 500 SSD + 2TB STORAGE +NVIDIA VIDEO CARD SUPPORT 4 SCREEN=TOTAL COST PC $1560
    WITH 1 (32" SCREEN) SAMSUNG CURVED $ 249 AND 2 (24" MONITOR) LENOVO $ 90 EACH
    WEBSECURITY FIREWALL.

  29. OMG!!! I thought I was the only one that went crazy with uneven monitors. Please don't let me see a smudge mark on any of my monitors! Respectable setup for an Intel gig ;-( I ride and die with AMD because you get more for the buck! Before I get into details and start bragging I must smash the like button. A superior AMD setup starts off with CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X OC 4.0 GHz | Graphics: Sapphire Nitro AMD Radeon RX 580 | MB: Gigabyte B450M DS3H | RAM: G.Skill 32.0 GB | SSD: WD Black 500 GB | PS: RM 750X Corsair | Cooler Master liquid closed loop | Display: four LG 29 in & two HP 32 in. I know it sounds like over-kill, but I am an ex-gamer. Just like with uneven monitors and smudge marks I can't touch a low end pc. To maintain my sanity even at work we either tripled the memory or purchased gaming systems. Now, I know everyone is wondering if my trading reflects my AMD Gig specs. The answer to that is H….Nooooooooooo! I have been humbled with dumb loses and bad advice. I wish I could get my money back for the bogus trading group I joined just to learn patterns. I have learned more from Humbled Trader in a few months than fours years of listening to all the fake trading gurus' combined. Mahalo!!!

  30. I don't listen much to what you teach, but I like your hand movements and the way you talk, they keep me awake!

  31. come on~ you missed the most important thing, How did you connect those 4 monitors? and if there's possibility to show us how we can apply 6 monitors.. hope you can do part 2 of this.. Thanks!

  32. I love the setup and your sense of humor! The mount would drive me a little crazy as well with the offset and the bouncing. Two vertical bars is best for stability but more expensive, so …Also, if you run a lot of scanners, upgrading to 32gb of RAM makes you feel like a deity. Great build, though. I am a gamer AND a trader. I love the LG monitors but use an ASUS that is very similar because it was on massive sale. What about a chair? Did you go all out on a gaming chair or do you torture your a**? Gaming chair is next on my list. As are three more monitors. And btw, nerds are cool. Funny story, and by funny, I mean tragic. I bought a $1700 gaming laptop for work/trading and spilled coffee on it after two weeks. Replacing the keyboard cost over $200USD and it's still screwy. Gotta use a bloody sippy cup now.

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