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The Money Maker

by iceanddice

Description

Built this rig for work and play --- okay fine, I told myself it was for work but I could get by trading using a lot of cheaper alternatives. Heck I could trade using my laptop and a pair of ASUS MB169B's. Finding the perfect balance between a trading computer and a gaming monster, I ended up with what you see here. I call it by its name so that I'm reminded of its primary purpose. :)

The X34 is just a beautiful monitor! I used the 34UM58 as a previous main display but now it's standing on portrait mode with a VESA mount. I initially used a Zotac 1060 Amp Edition with the LG monitor but when I ascended into the X34 I had to get the 1080ti.

To complete this build, I used a sit-stand desk from a local retailer as well as an AK Racing gaming chair. Also using a big-*** Zowie mouse pad.

Part Reviews

CPU

What can I say? Best enthusiast grade i7 at the moment. I've pushed it to around 4.7Ghz for kicks. Not really a fan of increasing the voltage too much on this thing as I have yet to find the need to push it into the 5GHz territory.

CPU Cooler

Really eye candy, this one. You can play around with so many light settings on the CAM software --- the problem here is that the software derps every so often and it fails to recognize the Kraken. In which case, you'll have to uninstall-reinstall the CAM software. Doing so wipes your lighting settings.

Motherboard

Great solid mobo here!

Memory

Great RGB RAM sticks that don't require any additional power. Buggy software still, and it's been a month since release of the beta and there have been no updates since. If you wish to control these sticks seamlessly at this point in time one must have an ASUS Aura compatible mobo.

Video Card

Truly a beast and locally, Palit is the cheapest of the FE's available.

Monitor

Beautiful monitor. Put a dent in my wallet but man, I just stare at it to forget how much I spent for it!

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Enthromir 8 points 24 months ago

That set up looks intense. Enjoy your super speed, high FPS stock trading lol +1

syg101 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Awesome build, great parts. +1

sirthomaken 2 points 24 months ago

Well done Perfectly executed Should be a featured build

romanvalkre 4 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

So this is your "Money Maker"? Please tell me your not going to shake it...

When you transition from sitting to standing modes do you have to move the middle monitors, it looks like you would end up covering one with the other.

+1

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

The tilt up of the Predator works pretty easily for this. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I'm not that tall so the desk doesn't have to rise by much!

Arichikurukuto 2 points 24 months ago

Hell of a stock trading build. But great build.

outlikealight 2 points 24 months ago

Very nice!

Lyrix 2 points 24 months ago

damn! 1+! nice build! that rgb goodness is defenitly going to get you more money :D

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

something I look at to keep me from over trading. lol

Lyrix 1 point 24 months ago

:D well thats good.

kAYLOUISMAN 2 points 24 months ago

this setup is dope great job

theduud90 2 points 24 months ago

Any pro tips for a student looking to trade? Any suggestions? :D

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Setup yourself to succeed. Save your money to build some capital, learn strategies from the popular teachers BUT never follow buy and sell alerts. Don't try to be the next person who grows 1000 into a million. :) From there figure out the style that you're most comfortable with and paper trade it at first and THEN go live.

theduud90 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the tips! Any stocks that I should start with? I only have a few grand at my disposal right now and would like to grow it a bit.

kegallagher 1 point 24 months ago

Bump.

theduud90 1 point 24 months ago

Huh? What's that?

ks210 1 point 16 months ago

Watch TopDogTrading on youtube. Best trading stuff on YT

Mad_Dog7 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Wow bro. that's one crazy set-up. I bet all sorts of jelly.

videonery 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome build, seriously this is some amazing stuff. Just wondering, do you always play your games in fullscreen windowed? +1

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Full screen windowed for the most part!

videonery 1 point 24 months ago

Why is that?

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Oh, so it's easy to jump to the other screens especially when the market is open. In that particular shot windows kept the taskbar, it usually isn't there haha.

videonery 1 point 24 months ago

Ohhh ok. Again man, awesome build. +111

kegallagher 1 point 24 months ago

How do you like your Palit card? I really liked the looks of the 1080 Gamerock Premium because of the extremely large cooler but I dont think I can get one because I live in the US :(.

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

TBH I've not much to say about it other than it's the same founders edition being sold by the other brands available, at the cheapest price point where I am. The GameRock 1080 does look pretty cool (as in cool temps and cool looking!)

kenlao 1 point 24 months ago

what's the use of that BenQ RL2455HM?

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Screen real estate.

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Heck of a build man! but come on, I can hear your rig crying for some custom cables!:)

+1

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Sleeved extensions?

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

yes sir! :D

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

What color would you suggest? Black?

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Or white to go with the Aorus colors!

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I'd definitely go white for the 24pin and GPU cables. Would look fantastic.

Dehriz 1 point 24 months ago

This is AMAZiNG,

1+

robokobe 1 point 24 months ago

woooaww this build is perfect. can u give us a daily trading tips? :D

robokobe 1 point 24 months ago

i am serious about tips

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

How is the 1080 Ti treating you? im thinking about getting the palit FE.

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Sold it to a friend, put it on a hybrid cooler. Still runs great for him today.

My current setup is my latest completed build. Check it out!

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

good to hear! cuz the palit FE 1080 Ti is by far the cheapest 1080 Ti one can get here in switzerland.. its like 100 bucks cheaper than the next cheapest 1080 Ti

iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Great. Jealous you could still get your hands on one. I can't find it here anymore and I need a reference PCB 1080 ti for an upcoming build.

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

How about buying it directly from nvidia?

fundsoverfun 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build! What brand and model is your PC chair?

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iceanddice submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

X52 on a 7700k? Not sure that’s overkill. The p400 is rgb, yup

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