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Gaming PC Philippines: P35k Never Ending Gaming PC Build Guide

Gaming PC Philippines: P35k Never Ending Gaming PC Build Guide

Never ending Gaming PC Philippines


Start with CPU. If you don’t know how to overclock and don’t want to rekt it’s warranty. Maybe this guide is for you but it still your preference to pick what you want for your build.

If you’re a gamer, definitely go with the “K” CPU,  Overclocking basically allows you to run your cpu at a higher frequency turns out to increase its temp and obviously require good cooling. Some people can live without overclocking though.

But for the non-techie who just want to have a pretty good setup and latest gen cpu:

#1. Intel Core i5 – 6500

Might be good enough for you. If you ask me what is this, it’s skylake my friend. This one supports DDR4 RAM memory. Kindly note that. We’re not going to use DDR3 with this build.

# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz
Cache 6 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
TDP 65 W


Remember: It’s still your choice whether to pick like a “K”(unlocked) processor for overclocking.

You can also have a separate CPU cooling system if you don’t want to use the stock cooling. CM Hyper T4 or 212x or Noctua Series if you want to have a silent cooling.


#2. GTX 1060 / RX 480

Next is the GPU. If you’re wondering what to pick whether Green team or Red team it’s really up to your preferences. In my experience, nVidia GTX are pretty good in terms of their drivers and opposite with AMD well kind of. Besides I used to have AMD with my previous setup (piso net) it works just fine. But most of the time I can’t play some games because they support nVidia GPU (4 years ago).

Right now, AMD can cope with the latest triple A titles especially with its RX 480! If AMD works perfectly fine with you that’s great! You’re pretty sure that having RX 480 will allow you to setup a VR build. Comment below especially your experience and games you’re playing with.

For budget concerned but willing to sacrifice a little bit cash for its performance. You can have GTX 1070 too. But this two option, GTX 1060/RX 480 is the sweet spot for your build.


#3. MSI B150M Mortar Arctic

For the motherboard. here we go, To be honest this is the hardest part of selecting for a budget build, why? because:

Someday, you’ll want to upgrade your CPUFor those who have read the previous build, I chose Z170 board. Yes, it’s a little bit expensive but I consider that someday you’ll want to have an i7 unlocked and try some overclocking.

But since this is a budget-friendly build(no title price included), I thought that it would be great to consider the discussion from the last post that having B150 motherboard will do the trick for us! – Thanks Luis and Ray!

Fernie, suggest this board from the previous guide and this motherboard looks nice for black and white color scheme. Try some B150 from different manufacturers for your build!


#4. Avexir Core 1x8gb 2400 8gb white led (AVD4UZ124001608G-1COW). 

For our RAM(memory). You might be wondering, what to choose: Dual channel or Single channel RAM. You can identify this by looking if you’re going to buy RAM: 8GB (4×2) | 8GB (8×1)

Dual channel vs Single channel? What to choose?

Having Dual channel RAM, theoretically, You will see a 10% gain at best in benchmarks, but you can’t tell the difference in real life and Single channel cost less compare to dual ram sticks.

The good thing about single channel is:
You can just add another 8 gb in to make it two channels. Although they don’t have to be the same brand and model, just make sure that they run the same frequency(hz) and timings(clock) or else your mobo might experience throttle or won’t be able to read the other module.


#5. ZOTAC T500 120GB.

For the storage. It would be great if we should focus on SSD rather than mechanical hard drive. I’m not saying you cannot have HDD but rather you may want to consider having SSD first and if you have some few cash and wanted to have a huge storage you can buy for 2 or 4TB HDD.

Moeka-Chan, suggest this SSD from the previous build and in my perspective based on the reviews it performs just like what it should be. I am counting on this one for my next gaming pc system.


#6. Seasonic M12II Evo 520watts 80+ Bronze Full Modular.

and for our PSU. Again and again I will never stop saying that never use the “generic psu” that comes free with your case please. Remember that we don’t know where the heck it came from and having a reputable PSU like Seasonic will give us the confidence that our gaming parts will be in safe hands.

You can choose for non-modular too! if you’re also with how it will look from the outside you may want to consider full modular so you can hide those cables lying around but also depends on your Case.


#7. NZXT RAZER case, Cooler Master, Corsair, Fractal Design, Cougar, Thermaltake.

Lastly, Case.  This is the case. Like what I’ve said from the previous build. It’s your own preference now. You can have the most expensive or cheapest one. Since our motherboard is mATX, you can have Full, Mid tower and Mini.

Just make sure that everything should fit inside and you’re ready to go.



In summary, I’ve listed the price and parts here. I hope you still read why I chose those parts 🙂

*approx. equal

CPU Intel Core i5 – 6500 PHP 9370
GPU GTX 1060 / RX 480 PHP 13500*
MOTHERBOARD MSI B150M Mortar Arctic PHP 4740
RAM Avexir Core (8x1) 2400 8GB PHP 1670
SSD Zotac T500 120GB PHP 1999
PSU Seasonic M12II Evo 520watts PHP 3040.00
CASE Fractal Design Core 1000 USB3 PHP 1660

Total: PHP 35,979 – I manually computed this one. lol

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Check out our latest 2018 build guide: Gaming PC Philippines 2018 PUBG Ready!



36 thoughts on “Gaming PC Philippines: P35k Never Ending Gaming PC Build Guide

  1. If your planing on going for this build you can save more money;

    you can save money by Using PCHub facebook promo of just 3999php for b150m if you buy an I5 6500 from them.
    You can also save money on the PSU. by getting a non-modular which cheaper.
    psu: Seasonic S12II 520watts 80+ Bronze
    PHP 2570.00 — Casing/PSU
    psu: Thermaltake TR2 500watts 80+ Bronze
    PHP 2410.00 — Casing/PSU

  2. Now that is something I would buy! In fact, it almost looks like the one Im going to build soon. Thanks for the mention 🙂

    1. Cool! Thanks for that! Also, don’t forget to showcase your build here at our forums! I would like to know what it turns out! 😀 I’m excited!

  3. For those who are torn between the GTX 1060 and RX 480, you might want to consider this note.

    If you want the best bang for the buck GPU that will play anything in 1080p, you’d want to get the GTX 1060 6GB version as the 3GB version is a slap in the face to us gamers. That 3GB ram will just be lost in modern titles.

    If you’re not going to replace your GPU in a long time, and you would like to play titles that are going to be released with Vulcan API, the RX 480 is the one for you. This time the 4GB version is also considerable.

    Games now: GTX 1060
    Games for the future: RX 480

    1. Yes bro, I agree with you that it only supports 2133mhz RAM maximum due to Intel chipset limitation. Since we have 2400Mhz module, it will automatically step down to 2133 Mhz to support XMP mode.
      Based on reviews comparing the speed from 2133 vs 2400. You won’t feel the difference at all. Through data and even in gaming.

      What I know, speed only matters if you’ll use AMD A10 cpu which has a built-in GPU on its Processor.

      Thanks for bringing this up.

      1. i see! thanks brooo. im actually gonna copy your build!

        except swapping out the case with the cooler master N300 side window edition, also from pchub, costs 390 pesos more than the fractal 1000. =)

        1. Thanks bro! Don’t forget to showcase your build on our forum! 🙂
          I’m excited to talk about that soon!

          N300 looks pretty nice and decent. Not to mention it is also window type which I know you’ll appreciate it in the long run.
          I also have window type case and I’m telling you it feels great to see your PC parts 😀

          If you still have questions just come back here and we’ll discuss it.

  4. mga sir saan mganda mag pa aasemble ng gaming pc na tumatanggap din ng credit card salamat po

    1. PCHub po natanggap po sila ng credit card sir 🙂 you may want to check their FB page or TipidPC – PCHub

  5. Intel Core i5 6500: 9370
    Asrock B150M Pro4: 4250
    Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ OC 4gb: 11710
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4gb 2400 8gb: 2240
    Sandisk Plus 120gb SSD: 1750
    Tecware Alpha Black: 2250
    Seasonic S12II 520watts 80+ Bronze: 2570
    Total: 34,140
    is this ok?

    1. Yes sir. This seems to perform perfectly fine.
      I just have a suggestion that you might want to get 8×1 ram stick so you have an option soon to upgrade to 16 gb 🙂

  6. Love the build man! I think it’s a pretty balanced and powerful rig. The build I have in mind which I plan to buy this weekend is very similar to this one, but because of your guide I think I’ll be swapping a few components in especially the avexir ram with LED 🙂 My case would put the cherry on top of this black and white build. For those who want an affordable mini tower white case to go with this one, try to consider the tecware F3. It hits the sweet spot for a budget build at only P1,100. Happy building to all!

    1. Thanks man I appreciated it. I will be making a forum thread here so every one could post and share their rig and ask for help. Btw, don’t forget to comeback here to share your build. I’m pretty excited to see it.
      I’ll consider tecware F3 for the next build! 😀

      1. You’re welcome! Yeah that would be nice. Alright I will. Looking forward to your next build guide!

    1. Well H110 vs B150 has few differences that I think we can compare:
      1.) Some manufacturer’s version of H110 only supports 2x DDR4 DIMM sockets while B150 supports upto 4x DDR4 DIMM sockets.
      2.) B150 supports M.2 Socket 3 connector with SATA Express connector while H110 only supports SATA 6Gb/s connectors
      3.) The expansion slots of PCIe will depends on the manufacturer’s version of each motherboards that comes with unique features.

      Overall, it is still your preference to choose between H110M or B150M but for me B150M offers a room for later upgradability upto 64 GB RAM support.


  7. Wow almost perfect for my i5-6500/i5-6600k but my problem is I want a mobo z170 series cheap and upgradable and I want a PSU with a 600-650 watts if possible a plus bronze. Also can i use temporary for GPU a gtx 1050 TI cause im planning to buy much bigger in the near future =I

    1. Sure, you can get Z170A-G43 PLUS from MSI you could upgrade it even up to 64 GB. (8GB is the sweet-spot for most applications except if you’re a content creator, 16GB would be handy)
      In regards with PSU, get a Seasonic with 80+ Bronze certi and call it a day, decide between a modular and non-modular.

      GTX 1050Ti can also be handy if you’re only playing on meduim to high settings with less than 70 fps with most AAA titles. Overall 1050ti is still worth it. since you’ve said, you’ll upgrade your GPU later on. pretty good setup!

  8. Hi Gats,

    Same chipset, same performance but there’s a difference in their features.
    Know what kind of features you really want on a particular board (as long as Z170) It would help you decide. 🙂

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