PC Build in Nepal
The first step in building a PC in Nepal or anywhere else in the world is to determine what your ultimate goal is. As if you were building a PC for gaming, content creation, or general use. Then comes the most important part, how much money you can spend on that specific build. Depending on your needs, you can certainly make cuts in some areas but not others to save some money. After you've sorted out the budget, you'll need to decide on the hardware you'll need for that build. And this is more often the most difficult task for anyone attempting to build a PC. But don’t worry. Here, we'll go over everything you need to know to start gathering parts and putting your dream build together.
Things to consider to build a PC in Nepal
The processor, also known as the Central Processing Unit (CPU), is the brain of any computer. And this is most likely the most important aspect of any PC, and will also influence the selection of the motherboard, cooling solutions, and so on. CPUs come in different options at a variety of price points.
Intel and AMD are the two major competitor brands (or options for you) in this space. And there are numerous options available under these brands. You should definitely consider the 11th Gen or its successor lineup for Intel builds. In each generation of CPUs, Intel's 'K' or 'KF' series processors are the most powerful and should be the best fit for those looking for a high-end rig. If you prefer AMD, a third-generation Ryzen should suffice in the budget and mid-range segments in 2022. However, if you want serious gaming or streaming rig, you can go with the Threadripper CPU.
A motherboard is essentially a circuit board that connects all of the components of your PC. And its selection is primarily determined by the brand of CPUs you intend to use in your build. Intel and AMD CPUs use different motherboards, each with its own set of sockets and chipsets. So make sure you get the appropriate one for your build.
We've listed the compatible motherboards for each generation of Intel and Ryzen CPUs in the table below to make things easier for you.
|12th-generation Intel Core
||Alder Lake (12th-gen): H610, B660, H670, Q670, Z690, W680
|11th-generation Intel Core / 10th-generation Intel Core
||Rocket Lake (11th-gen): H510, B560, H570, Q570, Z590, W580
Comet Lake (10th-gen): H410, B460, H470, Q470, Z490, W480
|4th-generation AMD Ryzen
||X670, X670E, B650
|3rd-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper
|AMD Ryzen, 7th-generation A-Series, and Athlon
||A300, A320, B350, B450, X370, X470, X570
CPU Heatsink / Fan
Cooling is an important component of a CPU build and has a direct impact on how well your processor performs. Cooling options range from simple fans and heatsinks to sophisticated liquid cooling systems. For a budget PC, a fan solution will serve just fine. But if you’re a gamer and plan on overclocking your CPU, you’ll probably want an AIO, or Liquid base cooling solution.
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)
If you've ever wondered why a gaming PC is so expensive, the GPU is to largely blame. But it's also the main component for your PC to render complex graphics. Many CPUs include integrated GPUs, but if you want the best performance in gaming or editing, you'll need a dedicated GPU.
AMD and Nvidia are the dominant players in this space, but Intel has recently launched its Arc series of GPUs. In Nepal, you can build a lower-end or mid-range gaming PC with Nvidia's GTX 1660 or RTX 3050, or AMD's Radeon RX 6500. If you want something more powerful, the RTX 3090 or RTX 3090Ti is your best bet.
Power Supply Unit
The Power Supply Unit (PSU), as the name implies, provides the necessary power for your build to function. We recommend a 700W PSU for a high-end build, 600W for a mid-tier build, and 500W for a budget build. Each PSU also has an 80 Plus rating, which indicates how efficient the power supply is.
Over the last few years, efficiency ratings have expanded beyond 80 Plus to include Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium ratings (from least to most efficient). While Bronze, Silver, and Gold ratings are becoming more common in most consumer PC builds, Platinum and Titanium ratings are typically reserved for very workstation PCs.
RAM is the computer's volatile or short-term memory. There are numerous RAM manufacturers to choose from but to avoid any problems, stick with branded RAM. Anyone building a PC in 2022 should definitely consider DDR4 RAM, which is also sufficient for gaming and editing. However, for a content creator with a lot of editing work, the newer DDR5 RAM can be a viable option.
In terms of size, an 8GB stick is sufficient for a low-end build, whereas 32GB dual-channel RAM should be sufficient for a gaming rig in 2022.
Generally, there are two types of storage to choose from: SSD, and HDD. Although your storage options will have little impact on your gameplay and frame rate, they will have a significant impact on your PC's responsiveness, installation time, app opening times, and data transfer speeds. An SSD will be more expensive but faster than an HDD, so choose wisely.
Finally, a case is what holds everything together. For the build, you can find the PC Case for as little as Rs. 10,000 in Nepal and the high-end variants can go really steep in price. The amount of airflow allowed by the case results in more efficient cooling, not to mention lower noise levels.
The size of the case will also be a concern, so check that before you buy it. For all three types of PC builds, a mid-tower ATX case will suffice. If you've chosen all of the components and still have money to burn, you can look into Full Tower ATX cases as well.
Where to build a PC in Nepal?
The above-listed PCs can be assembled in Nepal at the mentioned price via Matechi. You can also build your dream PC by customizing components to your specifications. For starters, Matechi is a sister company of Fantech, so you can be confident that all of the products are genuine. Their showroom is in Dillibazar.