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Desktop for running emulators, budget around 2 Lacs

adikumar2010

Journeyman
I need to make a desktop for my brother, as mainly he wants to run 8 Bluestacks at same time & some CPU intensive simulation tasks like Poker PIO Solvers. So I think we will need a top end CPU & 32GB RAM at least. GPU can be mid tier, as he won't be doing any video gaming. He doesn't want to upgrade it for next 5 years. Also don't need HDD, I think 2 TB SSD should be enough with speed around 3Gbps or higher which pcie gen 3 SSD can do.

Don't need monitor or any peripherals only RAM, GPU, Mobo, CPU, Cooler, PSU, Cabinet and for cooling I think air cooler is better coz this PC will be used by a Big tech noob so he can't figure out if liquid cooler starts leaking nor he will be able to fix it on his own.

Please suggest me some specs.
 
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adikumar2010

adikumar2010

Journeyman
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.)
Ans: Bluestacks, PIO Solver, poker apps. All these but like multiple instances 7-8 bluestacks at same time. 5 different poker apps all at same time.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans: 2 Lac can go over also

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Win 10/11

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?
Ans: 2TB SSD (No HHD)

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention the screen size and resolution you prefer. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, then do mention the screen size and resolution of the monitor you have.
Ans: No

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: Peripherals like mouse, keyboard, headphones. Cabinet and everything inside will be brand new like PSU, CPU, GPU, Cooler, RAM, SSD.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: This week

9. Have you ever built a desktop before? Or, will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: Done by assembler

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: Jaipur prefer to buy prebuilt as the person who will be using it is tech noob. So want to buy everything from 1 shop and ask them to assemble & ship it to us... ready for use.
But if there is huge loss in buying all from 1 shop/website then can buy from different websites and ask someone to come to my home and assemble it.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: I want CPU to have iGPU. It will hardly be used for video games. I think 64GB RAM should be good but might be little overkill also DDR5 can be considered only if it is not super expensive compared to DDR4 & offers some noticeable performance gain.

SSD should not be low tier one. Anything which has lot of cache and can do read/write speed above 2500 mbps at all times even when it is filled. I don't think gen4 is needed unless price difference is not much from gen3. I don't notice any difference if 2500mbps or 4500mbps SSD speed much unless transferring files. But a cheap QLC SSD once it gets filled speed drops to 600mbps which is bad.
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Haven't track the PC hardware market lately. You have more than enough budget.
A quick look suggests you can go for 12th gen i7 K processor with Z690/B660 DDR5/DDR4 board.
Although you're not going to OC, higher frequency of K processor is worth it, I guess.
Z or B series chipset board, based on the features you need.
My guess is DDR5 is not gonna give big boost, so DDR5 only if you want slight performance boost than DDR4 for twice the money. Since you have the budget, any would fit.
 
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