The most important decision you'll make is selecting the processor. Just selecting the most expensive processor might not be the right decision.
There are 2 factors to consider with an Intel processor - the single core speed and how many cores it has. Better single thread performance is more important for certain programs such as NinjaTrader 7, ThinkorSwim, etc. Programs such as TradeStation, eSignal or NinjaTrader 8 will benefit from faster multi thread processors.
The charts below will help you narrow down which processor is right for your needs. At the top is a table that lists each processor we sell and which systems they are in, just click on the link for the system to view it.
Trading Computer Models
Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Six Core (4.0GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i5 8600K 3.6GHz Six Core (4.3GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i7 8700 3.2GHz Six Core (4.6GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz Six Core (4.7GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i7 8086K 4.0GHz Six Core (5.0GHz Turbo Boost) Limited Edition
Intel Core i7 7820X 3.6GHz (up to 4.3GHz Turbo Boost) 8 Core
Intel Core i9 7900X 3.3GHz (up to 4.3GHz Turbo Boost) 10 Core
Intel Core i9 7920X 2.9GHz (up to 4.4GHz Turbo Boost) 12 Core
Intel Core i9 7940X 3.1GHz (up to 4.4GHz Turbo Boost) 14 Core
Intel Core i9 7960X 2.8GHz (up to 4.4GHz Turbo Boost) 16 Core
Intel Core i9 7980XE 2.6GHz (up to 4.4GHz Turbo Boost) 18 Core