Desktop for Trading Stocks

Flake

Linux User
I assembled a Desktop for my friend a few years back with your help. Old Thread
He is planning to upgrade now.

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: Desktop will be used for Stock trading. Basically, a few Trading Softwares, Youtube Live and a lot of Chrome/Opera Tabs running most of the time. It should handle at least two 32 inch 4k Monitors. I don't think that this desktop will be used for Gaming but it will definitely be an added bonus.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans: upto 75,000/- ( As low as possible. Nothing fancy needed right now. Budget can be increased, if necessary )

3. Planning to overclock?

Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 11

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?

Ans: 512GB

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: One 32 inch 4k Monitor (Not included in overall budget, suggestions welcome)

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: Keyboard, Mouse

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: Yes

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: Online

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans:
He is using following configuration right now.
i3 8100
Asus Prime B360 Plus
Corsair vengeance 8gb DDR4 2666mhz
Corsair CX 450w
WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm
Logitech KB & Mouse combo
Dell E2016HV - 3 nos
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB
Its working fine, no problems as of now. He is planning to donate current system to local school after assembling new one. Thanks a lot.
 
Honestly this should suffice + 32k for a 4K 32" IPS/VA monitor (check amazon)

Before donating, take out its HDD & put a basic 240GB SSD for OS in old rig.

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Flake

Flake

Linux User
Thanks a lot. Is it going to work fine for next 5 years? Softwares are getting more and more demanding over the years.
As I mentioned earlier, his current setup is working fine but showing signs of age and he is planning to use only two big displays instead of 4 small ones. He is not computer savvy and like last time, I'm going to assemble this time too.

I can go for above configuration eyes closed. But if configuration around i5-12500 is more value for money, please do suggest that too. His budget is excluding monitor price.
We are planning to order everything within 3-4 days.
 
Thanks a lot. Is it going to work fine for next 5 years? Softwares are getting more and more demanding over the years.
As I mentioned earlier, his current setup is working fine but showing signs of age and he is planning to use only two big displays instead of 4 small ones. He is not computer savvy and like last time, I'm going to assemble this time too.

I can go for above configuration eyes closed. But if configuration around i5-12500 is more value for money, please do suggest that too. His budget is excluding monitor price.
We are planning to order everything within 3-4 days.
Actually, he can get a some performance boost in current system by upgrading RAM to 16GB. Multiple browser tabs will easily eat RAM, might cause stutters.

For new system, 500GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD (from old system) should be enough for storage.

For w/o monitor budget, just change CPU to i5 12400 (17k) or 12500 (if price difference is under 1k). 32GB RAM is more than enough for few years for keeping multiple browser tabs/apps open across multiple screens.

For something even better and if you can wait a few weeks to a month, can consider i5 13400 for 22k + MSI B660M A Pro for 13-15k. This mobo has 4 display output ports in mobo, so might be handy to add more displays in future, if required. 4 is the max that iGPU supports I think, heck even dGPUs have just 4 display outputs. So for urgent purchase, pick this mobo instead, DDR4 version, with or without WiFi is your call.
 
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Flake

Flake

Linux User
Thanks again !
We have checked latest prices of processor and motherboard. i5-13500 is retailing at 24,450/-, i5-13400 at 23,199/- and MSI B660M A Pro is at 13,481/-. As suggested, we will wait for a month.
Could you please suggest a Cabinet too? Non-RGB, fine aesthetics and proper cooling. Thanks a ton !
 
Deepcool Mattrexx 40 3FS is good, relatively compact cabinet with 3 pre-installed fans. Don't connect RGB header or turn lights off using the software. Silverstone FARA R1 has just 1 rear exhaust fan, so you will likely need to buy 2x 120mm intake fans for adequate cooling on stock cooler.

Get Deepcool AG400 for a cheap & good CPU cooler, if needed. But for normal tasks, stock cooler is ok. Definitely runs hot & throttles at full load.

See what else catches you eye in the market & post it here.
 
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