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I'm not sure why you want a desk like this, but if it is to avoid being in the same position too often, one other thing you might consider that I use (and found a lifesaver) is a Pilates ball chair. For example: Amazon.com: Fit-Chair 40090 with Base: Sports & Outdoors

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Even before I started trading I would spend many hours staring at the screens and not moving around enough because I was deep in code or whatnot. After a nasty attack of sciatica I picked up one of these and it has made a huge difference.

The height is adjustable by inflating the ball, but more importantly, my lower spine and upper legs are no longer stuck in one place. Even when I reach for the mouse, the rest of me moves a little, and that seems to help keep everything flowing.

If you are tall like me, these exensions are what you want as well: Ball Chair Height Adapters for Isokinetics Inc. Brand PLASTIC FRAME Ball Chairs - Set of 4 - Black: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

Dang.... I'd look like I was bullriding trying to stay on top of that ... have to tie myself to it to keep from falling on the floor....

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

I could not work it out at 1st, between my marine fish tank and PC in the office. They are in competition

I was shocked lol, didn’t realise how much our computers drink the old Juicy

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

A modern 24" LED monitor like the Dell U2412M uses approximately 25 watts. With usage of 16 hours a day at a cost of 12 cents per kWh, the monitor will cost approximately $1.52 a month to operate.

A modern i7 quad core system, with a high end gaming card (way overkill for trading) will use approximately 400 watts, but idle will be far, far less (under 100w). With full usage of 24 hours a day at a cost of 12 cents per kWh, the system will cost approximately $35.00 a month to operate at full load, and under $10/mo at normal [mostly idle] load.

In my house, I have six 24" LED monitors, three systems that run 24/7 (probably using 200w at most, no insane video cards), plus my AV equipment in two separate rooms are running a non-green 1400W UPS's which means they are very costly to operate. I am home nearly 24/7 and I keep odd hours, so it means my air conditioning runs a great deal. I keep the house between 70 and 72. Our average temperature has been over 90 degrees, with the last 20 days or so being over 100 degrees.

My most recent electric bill was $210.57. My kWh rate is a little under 12 cents. When I view the website, my energy usage is way outside the norm. I looked at my moms electric bill for the same period, it was barely $100 but she keeps her air at 76-78 and has only a notebook.

If you do the math, the $100 difference between our two bills is probably roughly 50% air conditioning, and 50% electronic device usage.

You should check the energy consumption of your monitors. I purposely purchased LED monitors to reduce energy consumption, not because of cost, but because of heat production (trying to reduce heat in my office).

EDIT: Just double checked, my rate is 9.5c/kwh.

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

I could not work it out at 1st, between my marine fish tank and PC in the office. They are in competition

I was shocked lol, didn’t realise how much our computers drink the old Juicy

More expenses to add to our little list of day trading out goings

It’s never ending, feel the everyone around me is trying their best to bleed my fry and rob every penny they can

Dog eat Dog world!


@greenr

But in Texas .... running the air conditioner day and night... ya hardly notice the cost of running the computers...

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

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Anybody have any experience with sit/stand adjustable desks?

GeekDesk® Adjustable Height Desks - GeekDesk Max

Thinking about picking one of these up, seem to be pretty well priced, but I'll save some cash by buying the frame only and making a top myself.

I know most people on the forum are from the US. I'm from UK and bought my electrically powered sit-stand desk from computing plus. The only drawback is that if you lean on the front edge it wobbles a little bit, apart from that it's great. I use it in the sit position about 80% of the time. See my original post for photos and more info. Website: Desking : Ergonomic Height Adjustable Workstations and Desks.

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I know most people on the forum are from the US.

Just FYI, it's about 49%.

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Not sure how...

that will look, but that is where it all happens.

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Obviously a "sit" desk.

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that will look, but that is where it all happens.

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Obviously a "sit" desk.

Do you execute trades with your feet? Lol! What kind of beer is that?

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That is...

Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. Pretty good for a large brewery Shandy but you can make your own. Try mixing a wheat beer or light lager beer with a lemonade or citrus flavored soda 3 parts beer to one part lemonade is a good place to start.

Never entered a trade with my feet, but I was so happy to be done wrestling the wires and cables and various hardware that I thought a ice cold beer might be a just reward.

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Nice!

please describe in detail, the video card, or multiple cards used, the back plane on the MoBo to support (AGP, PCIe 2.x, etc)

also your experience with that card (too noisy, too hot, over heats, maintains heat dissapation, etc)

thanks

great seemless view, just resolution settings, brightness, etc variances between monitors

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