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Gaming PC Philippines: 18k Starter Kit Budget Build Guide

Gaming PC Philippines: 18k Starter Kit Ultimate Budget Build Guide 2017

 

Welcome GameBuildPC Builders! Another week, another build guide review for 2017 but this time it’s getting cheaper than ever!

I’ve been thinking about doing product reviews, posting more build guides and answering your queries at Your Question, I Answer portion and it seems like you guys want me to make it cheaper.  Well here you go now less than 18k Pesos; a Starter kit for becoming a PC Gamer.

But before we dive in into our discussion, let’s make this clear first:

  1. This build guide is for Starters. I know it’s not for everyone but this will help you to decide especially when you’re on a very tight budget
  2. It is not for Hardcore Gamers. If you’re a kind of guy who can only play on “high to ultra” settings then it’s not for you
  3. This build guide is for Students but also a PC Gamer at free time. Luckily, I graduated having a 2GB RAM and 1GB GPU desktop PC. Back in the days when I’m starting to learn to code, repairing desktop PCs, playing DoTA1 and rendering basic wedding montages. I managed to do all of that with a lot of patience using my good old PC
  4. Lastly, as long as you don’t make intensive works like 3D graphics design, AutoCAD, Solidworks and Hardcore Video editing and Photoshop, this build is a way to go.

So without further ado, here’s the 18k Gaming PC Starter Kit:

CPU

Intel Pentium G4400 3.30 GHz Skylake – (affiliate link) View here

“OMG, Kevin it’s PENTIUM. Why?”

What do you expect, an i7 for starters? By the way, this CPU lacks hyper threading and turbo boost.

Even though it’s just equipped with two individual cores and two threads clocking with its base frequency of 3.30 Ghz, it can do all our basic jobs that we need to our basic activities and not to mention it’s quite cheap.

Question, “Why do you need an i7 and spend a lot for a bunch of cores, if you won’t be able to utilize all of it?”

Motherboard

MSI H110M Pro-VH PLUS – (affiliate link) View here

The MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS features an Intel H110 chipset, compatible with 6th Gen CPU and also with 7th Gen (you still need to update the bios manually if you want to use 7th Gen CPU Kabylake). This may have more advanced features than a low-complexity board.

The MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS is compatible with DDR4 RAM having  only two slots that may not exceed 32GB.

We’re only using 4GB RAM for our starter kit build guide and having 2 slots is enough.

The MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS has basic Rear I/O features:

  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 LAN/Ethernet Port
  • 3 Analog Audio Ports
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 PS/2 (Mouse)
  • 1 PS/2 (Keyboard)

Question? “Why do you need to spend a lot for RGB mobo if this board can perfectly do the same main purpose?” JK! RGB boards are awesome. I also want to have one.

GPU

Palit GTX 1050 StormX 2GB – (affiliate link) View here

I’ve never featured PALiT GPU yet in our build guide. So for PALiT owners *bro fist*. From our previous post is GTX 1050 Ti worth it? I’ve discussed the GPU’s capability but this time our GTX 1050 only has 2GB RAM and obviously not the Ti ones.

GTX 1050 provides an up-to-date feature set, including DirectX 12 and Vulkan support, HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4. Unfortunately this card isn’t capable of VR-grade peformance.

Palit board uses the less expensive of the two chips, the GTX 1050 which features a 1455MHz Boost clock speed that’s actually a little higher than that of the GTX 1050 Ti, but comes with only 640 CUDA cores compared to the 768 of the Ti version.

It’s fine because you don’t need a lot of CUDA cores when you’re not into rendering and GPU intensive processing.

Palit GTX 1050 can put you up to very competent gaming setup. A good GPU card for starters.

RAM

GSkill Ripjaws V 4GB Single DDR4 2400 CL15 (F4-2400C15S-4GVR) – (affiliate link) View here

Basically, G.skill is my favorite brand of memory stick. Not just because it’s cheap but it’s also reliable. I like Corsair too but they’re bit pricey.

Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX – (affiliate link) View here

Don’t get the 500GB for our starter kit. Check the price comparison to 500GB, might as well get 1TB HDD.

PSU

DeepCool DE500 500W Power Supply – (affiliate link) View here

DeepCool might not be the top notch manufacturer of PSU. However, I accidently bought one and it’s been a year without having a problem. So I would recommend this.

Case

Techware F3 Mini – (affiliate link) View here

I just like the design of this box and it’s also cool to see more and more cheap cases on the market. I’ve featured Techware F3 from my previous build guide and why not feature its cute brother here. It’s affordable and it works.

 

(Optional) For Complete Build:

Monitor

Asus VS197DE 18.5″ Led Monitor – (affiliate link) View here

The only reason I want this to be included to our build guide is not because it’s cheap but also it’s realiable. But you might like 24″ ASUS monitor VX series that’s the current monitor I’m using and also it’s an IPS panel so the viewing angle is perfectly fine which costs you around 8k.

Keyboard and Mouse

Logitech G100S Gaming USB Keyboard Mouse Combo – (affiliate link) View here

It’s just my preference because it’s combo. I don’t have to decide what to buy for mouse or keyboard. You can try different brands based on your preferences whether it’s basic or high end.

I’ve been to DynaQuest Makati Branch and as always they are friendly and approachable. I’ve bought some gaming parts last 2015 and also last year to add some peripherals like Razer Mano’war, Logitech C920 and additional 2TB HDD.

Allow me to show my personal Gaming PC Desktop:

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Kevin's PC 2017
Kevin’s PC as of Jan 2017

Enjoy and Goodluck to your build!

If you want to view where to buy your gaming PC parts, you may want to check it here: – (affiliate link) View here . 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!

You can view all compatible parts here: (affiliate link) View here

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What are the uses of computers?

Computers, basically will help into our day to day basis.

Nowadays, Computers are more likely to become a general notion just like electricity.

Before, we expect that in every houses there’s a switch for electricity but now we expect computers and soon they’ll greet us with an Artificial Intelligence Voice.

Computers became a need rather than want but don’t get me wrong, it already has a wide variety in terms of computing that could help us in our daily lives through our phones, smart watches, smart tv, schools, hospitals, churches, cars and etc.

People use it for gaming, browsing, chatting, streaming, entertainment, programming and also a way of communicating someone you like or even a stranger.

Of course, here’s the sad part. There’s porn, hacking and cyber bullying.

It is just a preference of someone whether what or how they going to use it.

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What are some good co-op role playing games?

You may want to consider playing DOTA2, Left for Dead 1 and 2, CSGO, Counter Strike. it has a nice co-op battle with bots and make your friend tumble from your chairs.

and any MMORPG games with free-to-play system. It’s fun and some of them has a nice graphics and different gameplay that will surely help bond with your friends. you may consider this few games I’ve tried.

1.) Dragon Nest

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2.) Rohan

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3.) World of Warcraft

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4.) Guild Wars

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5.) Tera

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6.) Elder Scrolls Online

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7.) Ragnarok

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Have fun gaming!

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Should I buy Gaming PC or Gaming Laptop?

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Welcome to our Your Question, I Answer portion of the GameBuildPC, where you can ask anything about PC and stuffs. 

So, Tristan Lazatin from our FB page asked me a question Should I build Gaming PC or buy Gaming Laptop?

First things first. If it’s purely for gaming then we already know who’ll perform best. But at the end of his message, it will also be used as a workstation. He’s still a student from UST and would want to build CAD projects as the same time for gaming.

Thanks Tristan for sending me a message. I’ll make a list of Pros and Cons of Gaming PC and Gaming Laptop, hoping it well help you decide:

Pros of PC:
  1. Cheap, in a sense that with same amount of money you will get far better performance compare to laptop
  2. Upgradable, PC is like brick cubes where you could swap it out with ones you like as long it’s compatible
  3. Customization, from different styles and featues you want
  4. Overall better gaming and creating project experience, choices of having bigger screens and layout
Cons of PC:
  1. Nevermind mobility, obviously you can’t bring it anywhere without spending too much effort carrying its weight.
  2. Staging area, it’s big and bulky. Unless you’ll build using m-ATX boards and cases.
  3. Dust, on the big fans including intake and exhaust and from both CPU and GPU. You have to make time to wipe it down.
Pros of Laptop:
  1. Mobility, if you could bring your workstation then you’re the champ of your team.
  2. Electricity consumption, less compare to desktop pc
  3. Best buddy, especially when you’re on the go for filming and editing.

I have to use laptop everytime when doing programming stuffs and creative thinking. It’s really tempting to use gaming pc because I usually get bored and have to do some minor breaks.

Main Cons of “GamingLaptop:
  1. IT WILL DEFINITELY RUN HOT.

I don’t want to exagerate this but it still indeed run incredibly hot especially when you’re not in the controlled temp environment especially if you’re not in the office or air conditioned room. It’s frustrating and you won’t be able to focus on your stuff. Unless you have a docking port / station with external keyboard and mouse.

Other cons of Laptop:

  1. Small screen, you may not like that since you’re also into gaming
  2. Almost zero option for upgrading, except for Storage and in most cases RAM and that process is not simple either.
  3. Price to performance is not as good as PC

So with that being said, I hope it adds additional info whether you should build a Gaming PC or Gaming Laptop. One thing to add:

Gaming laptop and PCs could also be used as workstation. Well depends on your preferences. 16GB RAM with powerful CPU can be helpful for your rendering and cad projects; 8GB RAM with powerful GPU can do a lot in Gaming.

Bottomline, it’s still up to your preferences.

Thanks Tristan!

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See ya, Kevin

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Is it bad in the long term to fully overclock my video card?

Overclocking.

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When we say overclocking in technical terms, you are increasing its component clock rate, running with a higher clock speed tends to increase performance operations per seconds but on the other hand it will dissipate more heat.

Make sure to read and watch some reviews regarding overclocking your gpu and take a review if its really worth it to overclock.

If it’s not worth it might as well as not do it. It’s just simply a waste of time and effort.

If it’s Yes, you can squeeze more performance out of your components with a good cooling system which is good but what are going to do with that? If you’re a hardcore gamer  wanting to get more FPS well  then go for it.

Remember that you must not supposed to do it without proper knowledge and capabilities. I am talking about experience, dedication and patience. This might void the warranty and burn out your card.

I have a question, have you experienced using”overclocking software”? that comes with the GPU. Basically you still need to download it from the manufacturer’s website. I don’t know about you but it doesn’t work for me at all. It makes everything laggy and put my gpu temp at risk. Maybe I don’t have the patience to learn it on my own way but still I had to uninstall it.

In long term “fully” overclocked videocard let’s say it was “stable”, What if it stop or slowed down without your mindset to monitor your vcard temp? It may decrease your vcard performance and increase its temp overtime. You cannot really depend on  those cheap and stock fans or rather from unreliable video card manufacturers.

Every component has it own shell life but keeping it in standard temps will help you to increase your gpu performance and also prolong its life.

Contact me here if you want me personally to reply on your questions.

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What are basic difference between computer and consoles?

It’s non sense if I list down all component parts here, compare here and that. You’ll not appreciate it.  you just need to choose your side first. PC or Console.

We will talk about components Flexibility Mindset.

Let’s start with PC:

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If you are a hardcore gamer, PC enthusiast, content creator, blogger or video editor and also wanting to have some more FPS for your $ and the “mindset to upgrade” later on down the line well you should be proud.

Structural differences may differ from its size and usage but usually consoles are a bit smaller than the PCs

Consoles:

consoles

Consoles has motion sensing devices that can be use for dancing, interactive games, exercising and recreational activities.

It is also are more into “just game” mindset, I know some of kids will react but the capability of consoles cannot just overcome or even outperform PCs because of its components flexibility.

Yes it can have more FPS compare to the old PC ones but what type of game are we comparing? consoles cannot match all PCs well not all.

If a gamer wants a wireless control stick, PC can have that too.

Bottom line, It is just the personal preferences of a gamer. you can have both and then compare it with your own styles.

Contact me here if you want me personally to reply on your questions.

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Is Generic PSU good that comes from its case?

Theoretically, YES. it can run and boot your system run few low end graphics.

Generic PSU

But Technically, NO. your graphics and cpu eats a lot of power especially in running high end graphics games and long time overclocking and you may want to have a room for their adjustment so that it won’t damage your system every time if it looses power then shuts down itself.

I highly suggest that do not use any bundled “PSU” from any cases because we never know what was inside of that box.

You know, when building a Gaming PC. The first thing that should come first in our mind is the PSU.

Choosing a reliable PSU from any reputable brand like Seasonic, Corsair, Cooler Master, EVGA  with (80+ bronze, silver or gold) may leave a peaceful mind about power and electricity consumption.

You may want to have atleast 600W+ from any reputable brands with an efficiency of 80+ certification.

Have fun on your build!

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Build a PC for 2017: P30,000 Kabylake Gaming PC

Gaming PC 2017: How to build a Kabylake Gaming PC in the Philippines worth 30k?

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Alright PC Builders! As many of you requested for another 2017 Kabylake Gaming PC which is a budget-friendly and mainly focused only in gaming activities. I’ve decided to create a build guide featuring Intel’s 7th Gen CPU.


Let’s dive in our budget build guide worth 30k:

CPU: Intel Core i5 7400 3.0-3.5ghz 4-core – PHP 9,710 – (affiliate link) View here

From our previous build guide: 40k Gaming and Workstation I’ve decided to use i5 7600 mainly because of these two things from the specs compare to i5 7400, the former supports Intel® vPro Technology and Intel® Stable Image Platform Program  and the latter doesn’t.

Not to mention the gap between their frequency that ranges about .5-1.1 ghz when Turbo Boost Technology is being used.

Intel Core i5 7600 3.5-4.1

What’s this vPro technology from Intel and why does it matter?

Actually, based from it’s definition “Intel vPro™ Technology is a set of security and manageability capabilities built into the processor aimed at addressing four critical areas of IT security:

  1. Threat management, including protection from rootkits, viruses, and malware
  2. Identity and web site access point protection
  3. Confidential personal and business data protection
  4. Remote and local monitoring, remediation, and repair of PCs and workstations.
and how about the Intel® Stable Image Platform Program?

Well honestly, I still don’t know the importance of this feature since it’s relatively new but it promises that: “..instead of stressing over unexpected driver variations, software image management, and hardware support costs.

Upgrading to new 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based devices can ensure zero changes to key platform components and drivers for at least 15 months or until the next generational release, as backed by the Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)

To reduce our cost, I gave up .5-1.1 ghz frequency difference and finally decided to choose i5 7400. The absense of 2 additional features I’ve mentioned will not make any difference in our budget gaming setup.

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte B250M HD3 – PHP 4,300 – (affiliate link) View here

Gigabyte B250M HD3

One of the B250M and reliable motherboard not to mention that it’s also the cheapest board in the market that has VR-ready capability (with 6 USB 3.1, 4 in back pannel and 2 in front), supports 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM up to 32GB system memory (2×16 GB sticks) maximum.

With M.2 Connector which previously known as NGFF(Next Gen Form Factor) which uses PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout that allows different sizes of M2 SSD and OEM’s basic and standard features.

With Intel’s latest 200-series chipset to replace 100-series was introduced together with Skylake and “Optane ready” support which explains that Intel’s Optane (a non-volatile memory that promises much higher performance than SSDs) will go into an M.2 slot on the board.

Where it can be used as a traditional storage device or as a way to accelerate system performance, much like what’s done today with Intel’s Smart Response Technology, which uses an SSD to cache performance from a traditional hard drive.

This upgrade from Intel summarizes its improvement more like a support for “system acceleration” for it’s new 200-series chipsets.

 

RAM: Avexir Core 1x8GB 2400Mhz Green LED – PHP 2,410 – (affiliate link) View here

Avexir Core 1x8GB 2400Mhz Green LED

It is the cheapest 8GB DDR4 single stick in the market so might as well as add another 8GB stick later on for future upgrades.

 

GPU: Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Dual Fan OC 4GB – PHP 7,630 – (affiliate link) View here

Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Dual Fan OC 4GB

As I’ve discussed from previous article “Does GTX 1050 Ti worth it?” it actually performs great in almost all 1080p games out there. In terms of its price it’s much affordable if you compare this card to GTX 1060. So let’s stick for 1050 Ti in our budget build.

GPU Prices Lowest Price * Highest Price *
GTX 1050 TI 4GB DDR5 P7,300+ P10,000+
RX 470 (4GB-8GB DDR5) P10,530 (4GB) P11,900 (8GB)
GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 P13,450+ P19,000+

Storage: Kingston SSDnow V300 | 120 GB SSD – PHP 2,190 – (affiliate link) View here

Kingston SSDnow V300 | 120 GB SSD

I’ve been into a lot of decision making process whether to choose SSD first or HDD for my personal ultimate budget build last 2016. I’ve finally come up choosing this SSD.

It’s been a year since I got this storage and later on added 2TB HDD few months after I bought the SSD. You might ask: “Why did you picked SSD compare to HDD?”

The main reason was “I don’t need so much storage for the first few months of the year.” Well fortunately, it performs great. One thing that amazed me is the boot time and landed me on the Desktop for 6-10 secs after pressing the power button.

 

PSU: Seasonic S12II 520watts 80+ Bronze – PHP 2,570 – (affiliate link) View here

Seasonic S12II 520watts 80+ Bronze

I still don’t have Seasonic PSU. I started building a PC because I accidentally grabbed a Deepcool PSU way back 2015 and fortunately it still works.

But if you want to be complacent with your system build. You may want to consider this PSU or any Seasonic out there in the market.

 

Case: Techware F3 – PHP 1,100 – (affiliate link) View here

tecware f3

Techware has a unique sense of approach for the PC builder’s eyes. It is simple and stylistic in a way that brings new cheap but reliable option for PC building community.

Choose the case design you want for your build (your preference). This will be displayed on your living room or gaming room and I’m sure having your preferred PC case design, you’ll not regret it in the future. Unless you’ll just hide it under the table.

So key takeaway:

  1. This build will perform better on the previous year games that you can run in High/Ultra Settings
  2. You can also use it in Video editing using Adobe Premiere. You’ll notice a bit laggy when editing 4k resolution video but works perfectly in editing 1080p ones
  3. A little bit pricey compare to last year’s build guide 25K Gaming PC featuring i3 6100 but definitely works better.
  4. Small storage. You can always upgrade later on.
  5. This build doesn’t include peripherals and OS.

If you want to view where to buy your gaming PC parts, you may want to check it here: (affiliate link) View here. 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!

You can view all compatible parts here:– (affiliate link) View here

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Gaming PC Philippines 2017: 40K Gaming and Workstation

Gaming PC Philippines 2017: 40K Gaming and Workstation Build Guide

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Hi Gaming PC Builders! Welcome to our Gaming PC Philippines 2017 build guide. If you want a workstation and a gaming pc for 2017 then you’ll read this build guide.

While browsing through the comment section and e-mails you guys sent me, Sir Jhunne from the comment section asked me if I could help him decide regarding his build so I texted him from the digits he provided and finally decided to create an article. Since everyone’s requesting for new gaming pc build guide, well here you go featuring Kabylake 7th Gen CPU.

 


Objective: To create a 50% workstation and 50% gaming pc that suits in 40K budget.

Before we start our discussion regarding why I chose those parts, please feel free to share your insights by posting a comment below or contact me here and I will do what I can to answer your questions. 

Note: This build guide doesn’t include peripherals and OS. 


 

So without further ado, here’s the 2017 gaming pc slash workstation featuring 7th Gen Kabylake CPU:

 

CPU: Intel Core i5 7600 3.5-4.1 ghz 4-core – PHP 11,580 – (affiliate link) View here

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Intel’s newest technology 14nm CPU was released recently this Q1’17. I chose this CPU not just because it’s the mid tier of Kabylake brothers but also on its price to performance ratio. Although you might noticed that I didn’t chose the “7600K” variant even if there’s 1k price difference. It is because we’re just using a B250 chipset motherboard and our build guide isn’t for overclocking.

Performance
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.10 GHz
Cache 6 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
# of QPI Links 0
TDP 65 W

 

For rendering and computing process, i5 7600 will do a great job for its price. Turbo Boost Technology that dynamically increases processor’s frequency when you need it and supports 4k resolution at 60hz but unfortunately it doesn’t support Hyper Threading. HT Technology was deployed at i7. As well as i3 but without Turbo Boost.

Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 64 GB
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096×2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096×2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 4096×2304@60Hz
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3

source: Intel 

For gaming purposes, it’s fine without overclocking(you can’t overclock this cpu btw) but it needs graphics support from your GPU which mainly do the hardwork. Also it doesn’t need to have a 3rd party cooler unless you’ll want to spend more for it’s appearance.

 

GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 6GB AMP – PHP 13,480 – (affiliate link) View here

You can play any game out there right now that was released up to 2016 with High/Ultra settings at 1080p. Nonetheless, it’s a pretty neat and good card based on it’s price and reviews. You may also buy from different manufacturers but they’re a bit more pricey compare to zotac.

SPECIFICATIONS

• 1280 CUDA cores
• 6GB GDDR5 memory
• 192-bit memory bus
• Engine clock (base): 1556 MHz (boost): 1771 MHz
• Memory clock: 8000 MHz
• PCI Express 3.0

 

For rendering and graphics support, obviously it’s the sweet spot for budget build (50% gaming and 50% workstation)

I’m currently using GTX960, for editing 1080p videos using 1/4 video preview. It’s smooth, though it renders up to 1hr 20 mins for a 15min clip maximum 1080p quality and laggy when it comes to editing 4k videos due to my CPU G3258 dual core that turns out to be the bottleneck even if it’s overclocked at 4.2ghz and only having 8GB of RAM.

Based from my experience, having 16GB and a powerful CPU will give you an edge to edit 4k resolution videos (usually drone shot in weddings and events). However, if you’ll only edit 720p to 1080p, GTX 1060 paired i5-7600 will do perfectly fine.

 

Motherboard: MSI B250M Bazooka – PHP 4,680 – (affiliate link) View here

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H270 and B250 chipset motherboard products have a lower prices and comes with the same feature set as their Z-series (Z270)

Details for H270 and B250 range from product to product. Non-essential features such as Gaming feature design stuffs and RGB Lighting for some H270 and B250 motherboards will not be included but they will more or less function the same as the Z-series variants.

In our case, MSI B250M supports VR gaming setup and can last up to the next future upgrades.

You might ask: “Kevin, since i5-7600(7th gen) can fit with 6th Gen motherboards (B150M), why did you come up with B250M?”. Well if you’re going to ask me there are features that doesn’t support B150M. 

B250 gets four extra PCIexpress 3.0 lanes. This will allow B250M to configure PCI-E 3.0 with x8 ports or allows up to three M.2 ports to be configured with a PCIexpress 3.0 x4 connection.

So B150 is good! But B250 is better – IF you really use all this new features and btw you still need to update firmware and bios for B150M for the 7th Gen CPU to work without hiccups.

and B250 needs DDR4 with 2400MHz and supports 7th Gen without any issue.

 

RAM: Avexir Core (1×8) 8GB 2400Mhz – PHP 2,410 – (affiliate link) View here

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Like what’ve discussed in my previous build guide. 8GB RAM is still the sweet spot for budget gaming and workstation. I’d like to suggest 16GB since we’re on 50% workstation, you might need this for editing high resolution video like what I’ve mentioned earlier but due to our 40k cap budget I’ve decided that we might as well as downgrade our 16GB plan to 8GB. 

 

Storage: WD Blue 1TB – PHP 2,350 – (affiliate link) View here

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“Why 1TB? Kevin? 50% gaming and 50% workstation and 1TB was your suggestion?” I know, but let me give you a short story. When you’re building a budget gaming PC, it’s indeed stressful. Yes I know, because I’ve been there and one thing that I could adjust for it to align my budget: is the storage

Since I really want to have a gaming pc to play Overwatch, Outlast, Skyrim, Tomb Raider, DotA2, Dragon Nest, Battlefield 1, Rainbow Six Siege and a lot to mention. I’ve decided to step down my storage capacity and save a little bit for later future storage expansion. Which I did. After few months of having a small 120gb SSD for my OS(win 10) and 1TB, I bought another 2TB to support my storage.

So it’s up to your preference whether to get an SSD first or HDD, there’s nothing wrong with that. *wink*

 

PSU: Seasonic M12II Evo 520watts 80+ Bronze Full Modular – PHP 3,040 – (affiliate link) View here

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It’s kinda cringe to give you PSU suggestions since Seasonic is always featured here in GameBuildPC. Well they are reputable manufacturer of PSU and never fail to impress the PC builder community and like I always said, you can choose between Corsair and Cooler Master as your PSU.

You might ask:”M12II vs S12II” . Well M12II is full modular PSU and S12II is non-modular. So if you want to hide those unused cables might as well choose M12II.

 

Case: Deep Cool Dukase V2 Clear Side – PHP 2,200 – (affiliate link) View here

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Jhunne’s preference is this case, it’s cheap and looks pretty decent for gaming and workstation combined. You can still choose Tecware if you want to lessen the cost for our build. But in this part, it’s your preference matters.

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Gaming PC worth P25,000 will stay relevant for 4 years?

Gaming PC worth P25,000 will stay relevant for 4 years?


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Thank you Karen for dropping by and sending me an e-mail. She’s considering our last build guide 25,000 Pesos budget build and asking a particular question. Does our build guide would stay relevant for 4 years?

 

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I know someone who felt like the same way you’re feeling right now and obviously he ended up blowing his RAM and Motherboard because he’s too excited to plug things and everything
Hahaha. I remember my good ol’ days.
Thank you Karen for sending me this personal message and I guess I could be your tech buddy. 🙂
Let me give you a little background:

I have GTX 960 ASUS Strix and it’s really pumped up to render 2016 games and videos. I’ve been playing SKYRIM Remastered with < 80+ fps in Ultra settings.

Overwatch in ultra settings in >50fps and < 60fps in low to medium settings.

 

Here’s my Reinhardt Overwatch highlight using GTX 960 and G3258 Dual core CPU:

I bought this exactly last year and it’s really heartbreaking to see that GTX 1050Ti (which I included on the build guide) was costs only less than 10k depends on the manufacturer. While my GTX 960 ( costs 11k ) XD
GTX 1050Ti is greater than 960 and obviously the sweet spot for 25k gaming build.
Does gaming pc worth 25,000 pesos will stay relevant until 4 years?
I can’t really assume that games on 2019  which is 3 – 4 years from now were capable on running in GTX 1050Ti.
We know that the capability of our technology is increasing twice every year and VR is the future of gaming.
But you can read my article about VR gaming PC (which you can visit here: Building a PC for VR) which I know it could run future games using GTX 1080.(which costs 60-70k) ouch.
I know what you’re thinking right now. “So, what now then?”

If you really need to play games as in right now and can’t wait for few months, well I suggests that let’s build now! what are we waiting for! LOL but let’s say, “Nah, I am more interested on VR gaming and we know that in the future this will be the trend” I suggest that let’s save money (30% depends on you tho XD)  for the meantime and wait for the boom of VR Industry here in the Philippines.

 

 

I’ll help you if you’re really interested. I will do my best to reply as soon as possible. 🙂

Regards,

Kevin

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