How to build a Gaming PC in the Philippines
updated August 2016
eSports, MMORPG and FPS Games is the tittle-tattle of the modern era particularly our gaming pc enthusiast of the year 2016.
Have you ever wondered if your PC could run some of these games?
- Dragon Nest
- Skyrim Elder’s Scroll
- Battlefield 1-4
- DOTA 2
If not, don’t be sad because in less than P23,000 pesos you can have your own Ultimate Budget Build Gaming PC.
What to consider when buying a gaming PC in the Philippines?
When I was just like you reading tech tips and guides on the internet, I was very particular and most of the time “choosy” on selecting parts of my budget build. It’s my hard-earned money! I don’t want to spend it on PC parts which is after few years I won’t be able to play future modern games because of bottleneck issues.
I always consider these few things before buying parts for my gaming PC:
- #1, Price to Performance ratio. This is the top-most of my checklist when buying parts for my PC. Gather the data @(youtube) like benchmarks with different manufacturers with the same specs, select the highest performer and then compare its price on the market. Still, it’s your choice.
- #2, Would it still run after few years? This is the hardest question so far and it will be on your own preferences and experience. I have a videocard that failed after few months of using and it’s really frustrating. My 1st videocard that I thought would last long because of its fabulous name. I didn’t buy anything from that manufacturer ever again. Maybe someday I will try it again but still a Lesson Learned me. Always make a research, ask through forums and read a lot about manufacturers of your selected parts. It’s your hard-earned money and you don’t want to waste it. Unless you don’t care about your money. Uhm, you can share it btw. 😉
- #3, Compatibility. You have a girlfriend that has a different perspective and outlook in life and there you are, a hardcore FPS no-scope player, avid fan of DOTA 2 and diehard RPG gamer. I’m pretty sure that there might some compatibility issues will happen on the both of you. “Doubt” start to kicks in.
Well just like on your selected gaming parts, You don’t want to have that “doubt” because if there’s something wrong occurred on your PC it may lead to false identification of errors that may cause you a lot of trouble. LGA 1150 series board compatible parts is different from LGA 1151 series motherboard. Make sure to have some research before buying. 4 things you need to know when building a PC
and lastly 3 things to consider, your Budget, Preferences and Future-concept PC Build. If you think you can adjust your budget based from your preferences like additional LAG killer ethernet network, auto-overclocking features and Future-concept PC build that you can upgrade later on down the line is still up to you and your preferred budget.
Bottomline is there’s nothing wrong what to choose first “basic” or “adds on features” as long as at the end you’ll feel the satisfaction of having and building your own PC.
I am grateful to share my updated August 2016 Ultimate build guide for less than P23,000 pesos you can play most of the latest game with 1080p guaranteed gameplay!
Processor – Intel Pentium G3260 3.50GHz (Dual Core) Haswell Refresh ₱2,600.00
Motherboard – ASRock Z97 Pro4 ATX Motherboard ₱5,950.00
Graphics Card – Sapphire NITRO RX 460 4GB GDDR5 ₱7,050.00
Memory Card – Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual 1600 CL9 ₱2,150.00
HDD Storage – Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ₱2,290.00
Power Supply – Corsair VS450 Power Supply ₱1,650.00
Case – Aerocool GT Black Gaming ₱1,250.00
View and compare prices here:
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.
Check out our latest 2018 build guide: Gaming PC Philippines 2018 PUBG Ready!
UPDATE NOV 14, 2016:
PART 2 of our GAMING PC!
UPDATE JAN 21, 2017:
New build guide for 2017!