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What do your trading desks look like? Show us your trading battlestation

Old December 14th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #401 (permalink)
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guys here is a pic of the desk. The pic is not very pretty with gaps. But sitting in front no real gaps as it is all leveled when looking at it from the chair..except the bottom row which does have a bit of space. Its a small room....so could not take a pic sitting in front

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Old December 17th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #402 (permalink)
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #403 (permalink)
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I'm looking for some ideas for my new office...

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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #404 (permalink)
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Probably wont give you any new ideas but this is what I have.

6 24" monitors arranged using eyefinity - grouped the bottom 4 into 2 virtual ones so windows sees only 4 and enables me to arrange them 2x2. Spare laptop, spare keyboard and mouse, redundant internet connection and a UPS that will power the desktop and 1 monitor for at least 30 minutes.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:14 AM   #405 (permalink)
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I wonder how many monitors Paul Tudor Jones has?

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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:26 PM   #406 (permalink)
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I'm looking for some ideas for my new office...

Please post some new stuff guys, 2014 edition!

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Hi Mike,

Just in time, Stefan Didak, the world famous home office setup as he used to call post some pictures recently regarding his new setup. I think it is overkill for a trader but there are definitely lots of useful information for a smaller setup.

I am also considering create a new setup in first half of 2014 and although I thought in 6x 24" monitors, I have ended up with only 2x 27" from DELL. I think it is more than enough to trade. Right now on my 24" monitor I can have enough information to trade one and maybe two instruments. So with 2x 27" it will be more than enough.

Sometimes I see people with 4+ monitors but they just have a chart or maybe two in each monitor. Either someone has some eye problems and need to put letters bigger than usual, or any 24" can have 4 charts easily. I have a workspace with 9 charts and I can perfectly see what's going on in each of them.

Besides the 2x 27 Dell U2713H (27" 6ms IPS) monitor, I will have the following (it could change if I take more time to build them):
- Processor: Intel Six-Core i7-4930K (Average CPU Mark: 13491)
- Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79
- RAM: 32GB - Gskill Trident X DDR3-1866MHz 4x8GB (F3-2400C10D-16GTX)
- HD1: 250 GB SSD - SSD Asus RAIDR Express 240GB (the fastest I am aware off)
- HD2: 4TB 7200RPM - Western Digital Red 4TB SATA III 64MB
- Graphics Card: Asus GTX770 2GB DirectCU II OC (2 Monitors)
- UPS APC Smart-UPS 1500VA (for the desktop and 1 monitor - the main one)
- Wacom Intuos Pro L (instead of a mouse)

I will also have a laptop with 4G connectivity in the case I have a problem with my desktop or 100mbps fiber channel connection. For the laptop I am considering the new Surface 2 Pro.

For the desk I will go for a IKEA Galant with the extension one and the chair will be a Herman Miller Embody.

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Old January 12th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #407 (permalink)
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I'm looking for some ideas for my new office...

Please post some new stuff guys, 2014 edition!

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for lower operating temps of all components, silent operation, increased component reliability and reduced dust build up due to a lower requirement for numerous high RPM fans, go custom water cooling..
my rig sits on my desk and i cant hear it, plus it was a bit of fun to boot
Oh, and 1 single 280mm rad is more than enough to effectively cool a CPU, Multi GPU and motherboard.

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Old January 12th, 2014, 04:28 AM   #408 (permalink)
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for lower operating temps of all components, silent operation, increased component reliability and reduced dust build up due to a lower requirement for numerous high RPM fans, go custom water cooling..
my rig sits on my desk and i cant hear it, plus it was a bit of fun to boot
Oh, and 1 single 280mm rad is more than enough to effectively cool a CPU, Multi GPU and motherboard.

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That is some pretty hardware, I am jealous. What are you running under the hood?

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Old January 12th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #409 (permalink)
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That is some pretty hardware, I am jealous. What are you running under the hood?

g'day, nothing fancy, i just like my pc dead silent - the fans all run well under 1000RPM
Z68-UD5 mobo, 7970 DC11 TOP for the four displayport outputs, sandy bridge xeon multi threaded CPU, 16GB memory, run the OS on a Samsung 840 SSD, another for docs etc, a couple of WD HDD's for media and synch/backup
dedicated sound card, upgraded ethernet controller, corsair az750 psu
all the water blocks are EK, D5 Vario pump in a Koolance res, 360 and 120 rads, noiseblocker fans, bitspower fittings, Koolance QD3and QD4 quick disconnects. Silverstone ft02 is easily my favourite case having owned a few over the years

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Old January 13th, 2014, 09:28 AM   #410 (permalink)
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for lower operating temps of all components, silent operation, increased component reliability and reduced dust build up due to a lower requirement for numerous high RPM fans, go custom water cooling..
my rig sits on my desk and i cant hear it, plus it was a bit of fun to boot
Oh, and 1 single 280mm rad is more than enough to effectively cool a CPU, Multi GPU and motherboard.

Hi Kickmic, great setup you have there.

Have you measure how much noise comes from those fans in terms of dB, with the computer case closed? Because they would be really silent, no?

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