These aren't the latest and greatest specs out there, but I know this will run any trade station out there and will have sufficient power to efficiently run your trading.
1 GHZ processor
512 MB of ram
AGP or PCI or PCI Express mulit moniter video card
Windows XP or higher.
What you really need for a mulit moniter set-up is a video card that supports it.
They are easy to find. Just search for Multi-Moniter Video Cards on
Just make sure the Video card will work with your mother board. i.e.
If you have a AGP slot then get a AGP video card if PCI slot then PCI card and so on. It should say right on the computer specs when you shop for a computer.
Nice link shiny, it really gives you all the info you need to build a trader friendly system. Take some time though, there is a lot to read here. I made it through the first 20 pages, then I had some serious eye strain.
I know, I started reading through it and halfway through I about fell asleep. I have a new pc though, and most of mine fits the specs, I just need to invest in a second monitor, and probably something for back up.
It's handy, but a bit wordy. I think they could have condensed it to a manageable size. To be honest, I turned off after the first 5 pages. Next time I will just search the page for exactly what I am after.