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My father wanted to upgrade his work machine to something that could tackle his daily tasks with ease. He previously had an i5 8600k with 32GB of 2400mhz RAM. He's been experiencing hiccups from time to time with it and has since expanded on the amount of tasks and programs running at one time so we decided to take it up a notch.

This build will not be used for gaming. It is used for day trading stocks and futures.

Case: We went with the Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG. He wanted to keep a small footprint but still be able to run an ATX motherboard. This is a great case to build in. It's been really easy and straight forward. A lot of tie down points for running cables. I did a little mod to the front panel. I cut the plastic design out which allowed me to run the AIO fans in a push config. I have (2) 120mm fans on the two top slots. It was going to be too much work to get the third mounted so I passed on it. Due to the GPU length it wouldn't allow me to run all fans if I mounted them in a pull config plus this looks much cleaner IMO.

CPU: The majority of his work is CPU intensive and 6 cores wasn't going to cut it anymore. We debated going the intel route but it didn't seem cost effective. The Ryzen 9 3900x seemed ideal for his needs and is a beast at that $500 price point. I don't plan on overclocking it. I want to make sure it stays as stable as possible since he depends on this machine daily and I'm not there to trouble shoot any issues.

Motherboard: I've never had an MSI board in the past, I typically went for ASUS. This was one of the few x570 boards in stock that weren't over $300. I debated x470 or B450 but I don't have a ryzen chip to update the BIOS and the handful of companies that I reached out to said they don't offer the service before shipping. Overall it should do just fine. It has a ton of ports, nice vrm and wifi. 0 complaints.

RAM: The program he uses recommends 32GB of RAM but he wanted to have a little head room so he went with 64GB of G.skill Trident Z @ 3200mhz. Not sure if I'll try to overclock them or not. I'm really new to the AMD world so I don't want to risk it being unstable.

GPU: Typically day trading doesn't require graphical processing. He does however use (2) 49" Ultrawides and (2) 27" 4K monitors so we needed something to push all those pixels. The Aorus RTX 2070 is not only IMO the best looking card in the line up but it also provides the widest variety of outputs. His set up has changed multiple times so having 3 HDMI and 3 DisplayPorts seemed like the best option.

The rest are common parts. I threw in some nice cable extensions from cable mod to tidy things up. Hopefully this helps anyone looking to do something similar and happy building everyone!

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome! I'm looking to build a trading computer as well. How has this worked out for your father?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It has been awesome! Everything runs much smoother than the previous 8600k, not that it wasn't capable but this is more "polished"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy monitors batman! Nice build lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! It's quite the wall to look at lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This heres a fine lookin pc

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol thank you

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, what software is that memory hungry?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont quote me on it but I think he uses Thinkorswim. He also runs a couple others and a chat simultaneously.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I love everything about this build. Awesome work.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering, why did you cut the mesh for the two front fans? Could you have made it a 3 case fan setup?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So the Meshify C only allows for fans to be mounted on the inside of the front mounting bracket. You can run three 120mm case fans with no modifications. But I wanted to run a 360mm rad. If i went this route, the only way to run a 360 rad would be in a pull configuration. I would only be able to run two 120mm fans, on top and bottom of the radiator due to the length of the GPU. This looks kinda goofy to me so instead I cut the bracketing on the front panel so I can mount the fans in pull configuration. Without the cutting, the plastic mesh will not allow fans to be mounted on the outside of the front bracket.

I wanted to mount all three behind the front panel mesh but the Fractal Design logo is formed with the metal so it would have been a headache to try to remove it. I would have had to cut the metal with a dremmal and remount the emblem with glue.

(Hope this all makes sense lol)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It does, and thank you?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those curved monitors? Can you point me towards a link for them?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitors on the left are 27" Dell 4k ultra sharp. They are not curved. The ultrawides are 49" Samsung curved 144hz. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-49-Inch-Curved-Monitor-LC49HG90DMNXZA/dp/B072C7TNC5/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=49%22+monitor&qid=1567022352&s=gateway&sr=8-3

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

$1,000, I’m gonna nope right the **** out of here right now. They are sexy looking though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice job here. Q- what kind of keyboard? Did you configure for hotkeys or any special setup to support trading?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! He uses a Corsair K55. I do believe he set up a couple hotkeys, not entirely sure what for though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the rig working out? Debating i9 intel or Ryzen 9. Leaning intel

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been great so far. Can't go wrong with either honestly

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Broxx: What type of stand(s) did you use for the Samsung monitors? I am going to buy 2 of these and wasn't sure how I was going to mount them. Are there VESA mounts on the back? Thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are VESA mountable. I have the lower one using the provided stand that comes with the monitor, just sitting on the desk and then I used the arm below to line up the top one.

https://www.newegg.com/silver-ergotron-45-384-026-monitor-arm/p/12K-00SZ-00013?Item=12K-00SZ-00013

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

VERY nice! Beauty and a beast all in one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

for you build i was wondering what software can you control all your fan colour ? thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My fans are white leds only, not RGB. If they were however, Corsair iCUE is best

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

all right want to go with your build as well https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/9cjkdm do you mind giving me some suggestion on this build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a great build! Very nice choices

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ok thank man wat cable mod selection should i choose from any idea??

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Something specific to the corsair PSU or any extensions kit will typically work. Depends what you want.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is a sweet build plus super clean cable management. Gives me an awesome idea for when the 3950X comes out!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Glad I can help! I appreciate the feedback

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous!

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

One question,

  • Do you consider the accents on the motherboard to be white?
  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I would say they are a very light grey. They dont appear to be white