In every field, productivity is not just dependent on the working person; it also depends on the tools he or she is using in their work. According to the research, a person with a good laptop or PC in the IT field is more productive than someone with a bad PC or laptop. So, it is crucial to have the right machine in your hands if you want to be more productive, especially in today’s world where almost every field is too competitive.
Building a PC for programming is not as complex a task as building a PC for gaming or other work that involves a lot of graphic-intensive tasks. For building a PC for coding, you just need to focus on two sections: the first is the memory section, and the second is the CPU part. Other than this, you can apply any other hardware, which has no effect on your productivity.
In this build, we are going to build a high-productivity, future-proofed, and value-for-money PC for programming at the lowest possible cost. It does not matter if you are a Web developer, An Android developer, or a beginner or college student who has just started learning programming; This build is suitable for all.
Budget Value for money PC build for Coding
Intel I5 12400F This is a 6C, 12T CPU, which means you can do extreme levels of multi-tasking with this CPU. It operates at a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz, and its maximum goes up to 4.4 GHz. According to its price, this CPU gives an edge-to-edge competition to the CPUs that are available for more than 20k like the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x.
Asus Prime H610m This is the only LGA 1700 socket motherboard that comes under 10K. We use this motherboard, but you can use any other LGA 1700 socket motherboard according to your budget or desire. This motherboard supports DDR4 3200 MHz ram, which is expandable up to 64 GB. This motherboard is equipped with turbo boost max technology for PCIe 4.0. In the ports, we get two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and one Ethernet port. Note that on this motherboard you didn’t get any Wifi cards, so you need to buy an extra wifi adapter.
We are using 500GB NVME M.2 SSD comes from WD Blue; you can also use a combination of SSD and HDD to install your Games and OS in SSD so that your game can load in less period and store other data in HDD.
As per working needs, we recommended using at least 16 gigs of Ram, so the CPU can work at its full potential. We use two sticks of 8Gb Ram, which works at the clock speed of 3200MHz.
Note: Always Use Rams in dual Channel for good performance; that’s why we use two sticks instead of one 16GB stick
This cabinet has one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one audio jack port. You can use any cabinet again! According to your budget or desire.
Due to tightness, we are using Ant Esports non-modular 450W PSU, but if you have a budget, buy a better one. For an idea, go bronze-level PSU.
In the Cooler we using Cooler Master Hyper H410R As we are doing a lot of multitasking on the PC so it’s better to use an aftermarket cooler instead of the stock cooler to achieve better thermals, especially if you live in warm areas where the temperature goes above 40 degrees.
Some Common Questions While building PC Under 50k
Can you do coding in any hardware specs?
Yes, can do but it is only partially practical. As a professional, you will work on various types of projects, and when you work on more significant projects like building a web app or an ecommerce app, your software uses more CPU power and memory. So, it is better to avail sufficient power and memory to the software so that your pc can prevent them from crashing & any performance issues. According to industrial standards, a PC must have i5, any latest gen with 16 Gb.
On the other hand, if you are a student or beginner who just started learning to code, then in that scenario, you can practice in the type of hardware, but you should at least go with i3, any latest gen.
Do you need a High Budget PC for coding?
No, you do not need a high budget to build a pc for coding unless your main objective is gaming, editing, or any other task involving intensive GPU demand.
How much does it cost to build a coding PC?
35k to 40k budget is enough to build a powerful pc in which you can do any programming.
Is 8GB RAM PC enough for programming?
It depends on the nature of your work. This means, if you are a professional then according to industrial standards having 16gb ram is enough otherwise if you are student, then 8 GB is sufficient.
Which CPU is better for coding?
As a working professional, you need at least a 6C, 12T CPU so that you can do any multitasking without any performance issues or software crashes, but if you are a student or beginner, then i3 is a better option for you.
Is a graphics card necessary for programming?
No, there is no need for a dedicated graphic card in programming or development. But if your CPU doesn’t have an iGPU, you will need to buy a GPU separately to connect the monitor to your PC, but you don’t need to buy an expensive one. You can go with any cheaper GPU, like Nvidia’s GT series.
But if you do coding and some casual gaming, you will need a good GPU. Otherwise, you don’t need any high-end GPU for programming.
Which cooler should have to use in pc?
Coding is a CPU-intensive task, especially if you are a web or app developer. Because you switch between many tabs at a time, which gives extreme stress to the CPU, the CPU gets more heated, so it is better to use an after-market cooler instead of a stocking cooler, especially for those who live in warm areas with more than 40 degrees.
Which is better, a pc or a laptop, for programming?
It completely depends on your comfort; if your main priority is portability, always go with a laptop; if your priority is performance and you have a tight budget, then it’s better to build a PC because, with the same specs, the laptop comes at approx. 47k to 50k budget. On the other hand, few upgrading options are available on laptops, but on a PC, you can upgrade the CPU, memory, etc. So a PC is cheaper in the long term.
In a profession, choosing the wrong machine causes long-term financial pain, especially for those who belong to poor or middle-class families and invest their hard money. So don’t just decide to buy something just by reading articles or watching reviews on YouTube, do your research, understand your working nature and set a suitable budget, and then decide to buy something. Take decisions wisely, especially when inflation is at its peak.