How to build a Gaming PC in the Philippines – Sweet spot (price to performance)
updated August 2016
(Edit “30k to 40k”- i missed out the processor’s price and the case from the 1st edit sorry for that.)
I am glad that we had a good discussions about our last setup build for P23,000 pesos budget gaming pc. For our new readers and PC Builders, kindly check it out for you to compare the difference for our P40,000 pesos sweet spot gaming pc 🙂
This time allow me to discuss the parts why I chose them and let’s have a good discussion whether why you agree or disagree about the build.
Without further ado, let’s dissect our featured “P40,000 pesos sweet spot gaming pc”.
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 P 9,370.00
From my previous guide: Build a PC for VR, I have discussed that the recommended CPU for VR-ready setup is i5-6500. If you’re having a dilemma whether 6500 or 6600. You may want to think of this, i5-6600 will cost you around P 10,400.00. Paying for additional P1,000 pesos to have an extra turbo boost, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t feel any difference. Since the only difference from their specs is the turbo speed for about 3.2-3.6 and 3.3-3.9 respectively.
Maybe some of you might think about pursuing to VR gaming. No worries! This is already VR-ready processor!
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD RX 480 8GB
Galax GTX 1060 EXOC 6gb PHP 13590.00 | MSI Radeon RX 480 8gb PHP 13640.00
Aha! Now I will let you decide whether Green Team or Red Team. But for now, let me discuss why I chose these two.
For our Green team, with a price range of P13590, Galax offers the cheapest but also built-in quality and high performance card on the market.
Galax GTX 1060:
- Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 120W
- Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 400W
- Supplementary Power Connectors 6-pin
This card is the latest ready for your VR gaming setup and you can still choose whether ASUS, MSI and depends on any other brands you like. Make sure they have the reputation that dominates the GPU industry. We typically stay for the brands we’ve known. That’s why you can choose any 1060’s you want.
Some of their price is a little bit higher but keep in mind that they offer unique features for their own brand.
Next is the Red Team, AMD’s future of gaming concept and VR gaming revolution “VR is not just for the 1%” has dominated the world of budget gaming industry from the past few weeks.
I chose MSI because it’s well-known for their professional laptops to gaming pc parts and offers a very competetive price on the philippine market.
MSI RX 480:
- Power consumption (W) 150W
- Recommended PSU (W) 500W
- Power Connectors 6-pin x 1
You can also choose XFX RX 480 too
Take note that we’re trying to squeeze in 40k mark of our budget and you’re free to decide any brands you like 🙂
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170 HD3P PHP 7230.00
The cheapest Z170 I’ve found on PCHub. Since our target is to have the sweet-spot and VR-ready setup. It supports DDR4 memory, more than three USB 3.0 and more than one USB 2.0 which we need for VR headset and tracking cameras and 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) for our GPU.
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120gb PHP 2480.00
You can’t go wrong with an SSD. I have an SSD Kingston V300 120GB and it really yielded faster read/write and boot speed. From booting up to Desktop it took me 6 secs. For now we will disregard the HDD for our build.
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II Evo 620watts 80+ Bronze Full Modular PHP 3660.00
Having a powerful and reliable power supply, you’ll feel confident that your lovable pc parts is safe from power failure and discharges. It’s kinda expensive for a power supply (take note it’s full modular) but just take it as an investment not just for power efficiency consumption but also its reliability.
RAM: G.Skill Aegis 2x4gb 2400 8gb CL15 (F4 2400C15D 8GIS) PHP 2150.00
The sweet spot of most games out there is 8GB. You can have 8×2 16GB RAM if you’re a content creator and hard core video editor. This will allows you to have a lot of room to open hundreds of new browser tabs while playing your favorite game and at the same time editing your video project.
Alright so right now we’ve reached our P38k without the case. We still have roughly P2,000 left to choose and I want you to decide what kind of case you want for your sweet spot gaming pc. If you think there’s something you can adjust well you’re free to choose from different manufacturers 🙂
Personally, I am a sucker for looks and I always make sure that this the apple of my eye:
Case: NZXT S340 PHP 3480.00 – ( Don’t count this one, you can choose whether a low or high end case)
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!
UPDATE JAN 22, 2017:
New 30k build guide!