TRADER 8000 ELITE
Product Overview - Technical Specs
Superb Quality, Awe-Inspiring Craftmanship
The Fastest & Most Dependable Computer You'll Ever Own
Starting From: $1,795
The Trader 8000 Elite is our most affordable trading computer we offer. Built to fit within the budget of any trader yet still be one of the most powerful systems available today. This system offers both 12th Gen and 13th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 processors. Equipped with the newest Z790 motherboard which can be configured with up to 128GB of DDR5 RAM. Lots of configuration possibilities, you'll enjoy owning this trading system.
TRADER 8000 ELITE - Technical Specifications
Below is all the information about the components and other accessories that go into the TRADER 8000 ELITE. Because we believe in 100% transparency with what goes into our systems, we've listed all the detailed technical information about this product model. Customers are by no means required to read through all this info or even understand it all, we provide it for those that want to know everything about their build before making a purchasing decision. All our computers are built, tested and ready to start using out of the box, extensive computer knowledge is not necessary. We're always here to help if you need assistance setting up your computer (connecting monitors, peripherals, etc). Feel free to take a look at the configuration details below, we've included the default part selected for this model in each category and also a list of other available parts if you customize this product model on the TRADER 8000 ELITE system customization page.
INTEL PROCESSOR (CPU)
Default selected Intel processor for this system: Intel Core i5 12600K - 10 Core (6 Performance Cores + 4 Efficient Cores).
|CPU Specifications - Intel Core i5 12600K|
|# of Performance-cores||6|
|# of Efficient-cores||4|
|Max Turbo Frequency||4.90 GHz|
|Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency||4.90 GHz|
|Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency||3.60 GHz|
|Performance-core Base Frequency||3.70 GHz|
|Efficient-core Base Frequency||2.80 GHz|
|Cache||20 MB Intel Smart Cache|
|Total L2 Cache||9.5 MB|
|Processor Base Power||125 W|
|Maximum Turbo Power||150 W|
INTEL PROCESSOR (CPU) - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The Intel processor highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional Intel processor selections available for this system listed below. If you want to change the processor to a different one go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
PROCESSOR (CPU) COOLING
Default selected CPU cooler for this system: Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler.
The 120mm fan on this cooler is quiet - nearly silent. Noctua fans are so quiet that we are now offering a separate package under our case fan section to install all Noctua fans in your computer. The downside is that the fans are a bit expensive but they are well worth the cost to have a system that has the best airflow possible and do it so quietly you have to strain to hear them. This cooler is better than most of the single fan all in one water coolers on the market we've tested.
PROCESSOR (CPU) COOLING - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The CPU cooler highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional CPU cooling solutions available for this system. If you want to change the CPU cooler to a different one go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
Default selected Intel motherboard for this system: ASUS Prime Z790-P D4 Motherboard (Intel Z790, 2.5Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Supports DDR4 Memory).
MOTHERBOARD - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The Intel motherboard highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional Intel motherboards available for this system. If you want to change the motherboard to a different one go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE. We usually offer 2 or 3 different motherboard choices. The ASUS Prime motherboards have been among our favorites. The ASUS Creator motherboard models offer a few upgrades, such as a faster 10GB LAN port and WiFI 6E.
SYSTEM MEMORY (RAM)
Default selected memory (RAM) kit for this system: 32GB DDR4 RAM.
For now, we are still selling some systems with DDR4 memory. Keep in mind DDR5 memory is available also. There is a minimal difference in speed between the two but the price is also coming down on DDR5 so it might be best to go with DDR5 memory in your new computer. This kit is 32GB - two 16GB sticks. It's rated at 3200MHz CL22.
SYSTEM MEMORY (RAM) - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The memory (RAM) kit highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional memory kits available for this system. If you want to change the memory kit to a different one, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
Default selected power supply for this system: 650 Watt SeaSonic Hybrid Silent Fan Control - Fully Modular.
Cable-Free Connection Design: Seasonic’s engineers have developed a new design feature, where instead of cables, the back panel and the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) are connected via a copper plate. This solution not only lowers the chance of production errors, but also improves output power quality.
Hybrid Silent Fan Control An industry first - Seasonic patented, advanced three-phased thermal control achieves optimal between silence and cooling. This Hybrid Silent Fan Control functions in three operational stages: Fanless Mode, Silent Mode, and Cooling Mode.
Fan Control Button: The fan control button can be found on the back of the FOCUS PLUS power supply, next to the power switch. Don't press the fan control button if you want to enable fanless mode, which means the fan in the power supply will not spin when the power supply is under light loads. Press the button in if you wish to have the fan spin at all times, even at lower loads.
|Model||FOCUS GX-650 (SSR-650FX)|
|Energy Certified||80 PLUS GOLD Certified|
|Maximum Power||650 Watt|
|Fans||120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan|
|Dimensions||140 mm (L) x 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H)|
|Output||+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@54A, -12V@0.3A, +5Vsb@3A|
|MTBF @ 25 °C, excl. fan||100,000 hours|
POWER SUPPLY - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The power supply highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional power supply options available for this system. If you want to change the power supply, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
VIDEO CARD (GPU)
Default selected video card for this system: 2 Monitor Support - 1x DVI, 1x HDMI (NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030).
Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 D4 2G Computer Graphics Card. This is a great little card from Gigabyte. Model # GV-N1030D4-2GL. Supports up to 4K resolution on the HDMI port. This card has one DVI port and one HDMI port. DVI ports don't support 4K resolution.
VIDEO CARD (GPU) - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The video card highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional video card selections available for this system. If you want to change the video card option from the list below, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
Default selected system case for this system: LIAN LI LANCOOL 216 RGB.
We primarily use Fractal Design cases to build our systems in, their cases tend to be priced a little higher so we decided to seek out a case that was more reasonably priced while still maintaining Fractal Design's build quality and airflow. We've used Lian Li cases in the past and were so impressed with the Lancool 216 that we just had to add it to our lineup. This case is unique in that most manufacturers use 140mm fans in the front, the Lancool 216 breaks that trend with included 160mm fans for even more airflow. The ARGB model has beautiful fans that are controlled with an included lighting controller. This case has a mesh design for optimal airflow and cooling. What was most important to us is the case needed to easily accommodate our 360mm AIO cooler and this one does with ease. We love this case and our customers do too!
SYSTEM CASE - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The system case highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional case selections available for this system. If you want to change the case, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
SYSTEM COOLING (FANS)
Default selected case fan package for this system: Lian Li fans (included with Lian Li 216 case).
Both versions (rgb and non rgb) of the Lian Li 216 case comes with two 160mm intake fans and one 140mm exhaust fan. This provides the perfect cooling setup for positive air pressure. Even on the RGB version of the case the lights can be turned off if needed.
SYSTEM COOLING (FANS) - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The case fan package highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional case fan packages available for this system. If you want to change the case fan package to a different one go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
NVMe M.2 SSD BOOT DRIVE
Default selected primary boot drive for this system: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD.
NVMe M.2 SSD BOOT DRIVE - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The primary boot drive highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional hard drives available for the primary boot drive on this system. If you want to change the primary boot drive to a different size and model, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
SECOND HARD DRIVE - BACKUP & STORAGE
There is not a second hard drive selected for this system. Adding a secondary hard drive can be used as a backup drive or storage drive. If you would like to another hard drive, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
SECOND HARD DRIVE - BACKUP & STORAGE - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
Default selected operating system for this system: Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-Bit.
OPERATING SYSTEM - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The operating system highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional operating system selections available for this system. If you want to change the operating system, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
Default selected audio selection for this system: Onboard Realtek HD Audio.
All modern motherboards have onboard audio capabilities built right into the board. Onboard motherboard audio has improved so much over the years that in most cases it has made separate add-on dedicated sound cards unnecessary. Check out the product information page for the motherboard to see the details on the board's onboard audio capabilities. Our ASUS brand motherboards have the best audio technology on the market.
AUDIO - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The audio selection highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There is not an optical drive selected for this system. If you would like to add an optical drive, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
OPTICAL DRIVE - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
Default selected network (LAN) selection for this system: Integrated LAN (ethernet) + Wireless (WiFi) + Bluetooth.
NETWORK (LAN) - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The network (LAN) selection highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
Default selected security software for this system: Microsoft Security - Included with Windows.
Windows security center is included free with Windows 11.
SECURITY SOFTWARE - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
The security software highlighted in yellow is the default selection for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There are additional windows security selections available for this system. If you want to change the security option from the list below, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
There is not a keyboard or keyboard combo selected for this system. If you would like to add one of the available options, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
KEYBOARD - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
There are no speakers selected for this system. If you would like to add desktop speakers, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
SPEAKERS - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
There is no monitor packages selected for this system. If you would like to add one of the monitor packages listed below, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE.
MONITOR PACKAGES - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
There is no monitor cables selected for this system. Most monitors will come with a 6ft cable, if you need longer cables we have several monitor cable packages listed. If you would like to monitor cables from the options listed below, go to the customization page for the TRADER 8000 ELITE. The cables you receive will depend on the system configuration - input/output port types.
MONITOR CABLES - ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
How many USB ports does this system have?
You won't need to worry about a lack of USB ports with a computer from Blue Aura. The total number of USB ports varies depending on the motherboard model and system case selected. Our Fractal Design 7 case has 5 front USB ports and the Define 7 compact model has 2 ports. The motherboards usually have 6 to 8 rear USB ports depending on the model selected. That brings us to around 8 to 13 total USB ports with a mix of USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and USB-C. What's nice about having a front USB-C port is that it makes it easier to connect your smartphone or other USB-C devices to your PC.
What size hard drive is recommended for the primary OS boot drive?
Since they offer the fastest performance, we only use M.2 NVMe drives for the primary SSD boot (operating system) drive. In the last couple years 1TB has become the standard size for a desktop computer. Our favorite drive we currently offer is the 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. Not only is it one of the fastest NVMe drives available, but it's one of the most highly reliable drives we've ever used.
We've kept the Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe drives in our lineup because of their low cost and many years of proven reliability. For now, we're not going to be offering Samsung 990 models because of firmware issues they've been having since release. If or when they get those firmware issues sorted out we'll hopefully be offering the Samsung 990. We believe the Sabrent Rocket 4 is a better NVMe drive versus the Samsung 990.
What M.2 NVMe SSD drives are listed with this system?
M.2 NVMe SSD drives are a much faster than traditional SATA 3.0 SSD drives. They are smaller and plug into a special port on the motherboard, they are so small that they actually are mounted directly onto the motherboard itself. We offer 500GB and 1TB versions of the 970 EVO drives from Samsung. We mentioned previously that our favorite boot drive is the 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. We also have a couple of Western Digital drives available - the 1TB and 2TB WD_Black NVMe M.2 SSDs.
All the motherboards we use in our computers have at least two M.2 NVMe drive slots on the motherboard, and some of them have 3 slots. On the system configuration form we have available up to 3 hard drives that can be configured with any of our computers. The first drive is the boot (Windows Operating System) drive. The 2nd and 3rd drives can be added as additional drives that will show up in Windows as D: and E: drive letters and can be used for data storage and backup drives.
There are several case choices, which one should I select?
Any case with an open mesh front like Fractal Design's Meshify series cases will provide the best airflow because with an open mesh you have little to no resistance to air movement except if unchecked dust build up clogs the front intake. Completely open front mesh cases are more noisy though. In our internal testing, there is only a very slight difference between the Fractal Design Define 7 and the Meshify cases.
Because the Define 7 is quieter, that's the case we recommend. The Define 7 has a closed front with side vents, and because those vents are very large and run down the entire case vertically on both sides the airflow is exceptionally good. To avoid confusion, be aware there are 2 Define case models - the standard sized Define 7 and the much smaller Define 7 compact. The Define 7 compact is very noticeably smaller than it's big brother and it doesn't include the fan controller.
Liquid or Air Cooling
Choose between the best liquid and air cooling solutions. There are pros and cons to both. Nocuta makes the absolute best air coolers on the market. Their fans are whisper quiet and their heatsink design is second to none. Which is quieter? Generally a good AIO liquid cooler is a bit quieter because the CPU is kept temps are kept at a more consistent temp and because of that the fans don't rev up and down as much. We don't feel you'll notice a large difference though, Notua is known for ultra silent fans.
Air Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
- #1 company for air cooling. One of the top air coolers, the U12A can tame the hottest processors.
- Seriously amazing cooling. Completely redesigned heatsink featuring 7 heatpipes and an increased fin surface area for superior heat dissipation.
- Professional grade NT-H1 thermal compound. Having a high quality thermal compound can mean a huge difference in cooling, particularly under heavy load.
- Anti vibration fan pads. Noctua fans are proven to be the most reliable and quietest fans in the computer industry. With the anti vibration pads this cooler is nearly dead silent!
- Award winning. More than 400 awards from leading hardware magazines and websites.
Liquid Cooling: Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT
- Quiet Fans: Corsair AF Elite Series fans with AirGuide technology.
- LED lighting on the pump block: New pump head design. Dynamic lighting with 16 RGB LEDs on the newest pump head design. The H100i Elite delivers fantastic cooling with the looks to match. Stunning, customizable lighting effects using Corsair iCUE software.
- Corsair iCUE software: Allows you to control and synchronize your cooler’s RGB lighting with all iCUE compatible devices monitor CPU and coolant temperatures and adjust fan and pump speeds All from a single intuitive interface.
Liquid Cooling: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB Elite Liquid CPU Cooler
- This is the most powerful CPU cooler we offer. We've tested this extensively with the newest AMD and Intel chips, a 360mm AIO will not let you down. Much larger radiator with three fans to pull the heat out of your processor. Our testing shows a "slight" advantage with a 360mm AIO liquid cooler over the Notcua NH-U12A air cooler. The max temps at full load aren't much different, but AIO coolers can generally provide more consistent cooling overall.
- Modern Design: New engineered pump head design with 16 RGB LEDs. Stunning lighting effects and fully customizable.
- Quiet & Cool Fans: Cooled by three Corsair AF Elite Series AirGuide fans. PWM air control between 450 and 1,850 RPM.
- Corsair iCUE software. Allows you to control and synchronize your cooler’s RGB lighting with all iCUE compatible devices monitor CPU and coolant temperatures and adjust fan and pump speeds All from a single intuitive interface.
Top Reasons to own a TRADER 8000 ELITE
#1 - THE BEST COMPONENTS
We don't just say we use the best components we ACTUALLY do! For example - the motherboards we use vary in price from $250 to $470, we don't use the cheaper boards that most other companies do. We let our customers know all the components that go into the build, nothing is left to question.
#2 - PROPER BIOS CONFIGURATION
Some of the newer chips are allowed at stock to run way too hot, even with liquid cooling. We know how to properly configure the processor in the motherboard BIOS so they run at Intel and AMD stock speeds (for best cooling and longevity) with Turbo Boost features properly set for maximum performance. Our systems not only perform cool and quiet but are also setup for optimal boosts in speed when needed.
Intel and AMD limits are set to ensure high performance but also safe operation. Long Duration Package Power Limit (PL1) is the maximum wattage the processor (CPU) is allowed to run when under sustained loads. The default motherboard configuration is to set this is set to 4095W (unlimited), whereas Intel's specifications is 125W for the newest 13th Gen CPUs. In our opinion, setting this value improperly can lead to a potential lower processor lifespan as well as significantly increased heat. The short duration PPL2 limit is similar PPL1 but is only for short bursts of turbo speed. This value is often also set to unlimited on most motherboards, this is very reckless and shouldn't ever be set to unlimited. Intel's specs for the newest chips are 181W for the 13600K and 253W for the 13700K or 13900K. AMD chips work a little different but also have similar settings for turbo, we make sure things are set properly for performance and cooling. Most system builders are unaware of these issues and just leave everything at default motherboard settings which is dangerous and a good reason to go elsewhere for your new computer.
#3 - THOROUGH TESTING PROCEDURES
Every single component goes through testing and validation to ensure proper operation. We even listen carefully to each case fan, processor fan, PSU fan and video card fan to make sure they are quiet and operating as intended. Power supply voltages are checked to make sure +12V, +5V and +3.3V are all within spec. On the case, all front panel I/O ports are testing including the USB ports, power switch, audio ports and RGB switch (Meshify 2 case). All back I/O motherboard ports are tested for proper funtionality. We do so much testing that it's more than can be listed here briefly, much of our testing procedures can't be shared on our site as we like to keep that information away from our competitors. We use all of the top industry tools such as Cinebench among many others to perform deeper testing and performance monitoring during the testing. We have a long 100 point list to go through to validate a system before it ships.