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|
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 CPU. For 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 🙂
|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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If you want to view where to buy your gaming PC parts, you may want to check it here: https://goo.gl/igySPX . Fill up and search the parts you want to assemble, click checkout and you’re good to go.
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