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Gaming PC Philippines: 25k Budget Build Guide 2017

25k Gaming PC Budget Build Guide 2017 Philippines feat. Gigabyte H110M and GTX 1050 

 

Alright Gaming PC Builders Welcome to our new build guide. We’ll be building i3 6100 Skylake processor and Gigabyte’s H110M-H Motherboard with F20 Bios Update included. (No need for manual update!) well it depends, why? let’s find out.

Before we start, I’d like to thank DynaQuestPC for allowing me to feature their competitive price in the market and the team of Gigabyte Philippines for sharing my build guide last month.

 

So without further ado, here’s the 25,000 Php Gaming PC Budget Build Guide of 2017:

 

CPU

Intel Core i3-6100 3.7Ghz Skylake Processor – (affiliate link) View here

Seriously an i3 for Gaming PC? Yes, you’ve read that right it’s now possible thanks to its Hyper Threading Technology which delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner and has essentially one purpose: to tolerate memory latency.

 

 

But who are those people which will benefit from Hyper Threading?

  1. People who has workloads that want to keep the CPU under load for as close to 100% of the time as possible.
  2. Video Editing
  3. 3D Rendering
  4. Improvement in database performance (if you’re a sort of gamer slash system administrator who uses Linux and Shell scripting well you should get a CPU with Hyper Threading)
  5. Heavy Multi-Tasking workflows.
  6. If you are a google chrome +new tab abuser it’s good for you.

The biggest benefit of Hyper Threading is that it keeps your CPU busy. So if you don’t want to get i5 or i7 because you think it’s too overkill and a bit expensive and didn’t want to get G4560 Pentium because it’s too cheap, well this i3 is the best choice.

 

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H110M-H DDR4 – (affiliate link) View here

So you guys are probably thinking, “Okay, Kevin we got it. If we’re using Kabylake with H110 series do we need to upgrade the bios manually?”

To answer that: Yes, we’ll be using H110M series for our Skylake Gaming PC and that should work fine but if you’re using a Kabylake CPU you’d probably think twice. It is because recently I just saw at Gigabyte’s website that Gigabyte GA-H110M-H already has a F20 Bios Version which obviously supports 7th Gen CPU:

At the end, it’s a relieved knowing that this board is ready for 7th Gen. True, it has a compatible bios but it all depends on the retailers whether the board they’ve received was after or before the update. Better to confirm and try it first too to your sellers before buying.

Bottomline, Kabylake performs identically to Skylake at the same clockspeeds. Kabylake CPUs are clocked a bit higher, but the difference is basically irrelevant — especially if your focus is gaming.

 

GPU

Gigabyte GTX 1050 2GB DDR5 (GV-N1050D5-2GD) – (affiliate link) View here

Probably you’re wondering “Ohh I now get it, it’s a Gigabyte Build Guide.” Jk.

If you’re running in OC Mode it has a Boost frequency of 1493 MHz running at a base speed around 1379 MHz and a Boost speed of 1455 MHz with a Base of 1354 MHz in Gaming Mode.

How many screen does it supports?

If you have 3 monitors that comes with HDMI cables wondering around, you should have a spare cable or adaptor of Dual-link DVI, and Display Port so you could use all of them.

To answer your question: 3 monitors.

I’m a video enthusiast and I’d love to watch movies. How much resolution does it supports?

If you think you can download a 4K movie well this Gigabyte GTX 1050 2GB can support upto 8K Max digital resolution (7680×4320) running at 60hz.

Does it need additional direct power connector coming from my PSU?

Nope, just plug it in and you’re good to go. It draws power directly from the motherboard.

Can I use it for gaming?

To answer that: Yes, you can use it for gaming it has the latest architecture that supports AAA titles and if you’re enough having 40-60fps running at medium to high settings well this card is a great choice. To compare to it’s predecessor I have GTX 960 for my Dota2 gaming and I’m getting around 70-110fps.

How about if I like to edit videos and render stuffs?

Since we’re getting an i3 with HT paired with GTX 1050, Yes you can. Not to overwhelm but this card can also help you to edit and render a mid range video around 720p to 1080p. Editing 4k resolution would require you a stronger CPU with a lot of cache memory and hyperthreading.

 

RAM

GSkill Ripjaws V 8GB Single DDR4 2400 CL15 (F4-2400C15S-8GVR) – (affiliate link) View here

Have you experienced wondering at malls and saw a special package of complete PC system or laptop and got your interest?Well check the memory if it’s only 4GB, leave it.

I know it’s reasonable to put 4GB for starters but in today’s technology, multimedia-tasking is so relevant, that you may want to be at the sweet-spot of everything.

Just get any 8GB RAM of your choice and you’re good to go. If you’re very facinated about RGB styling like me, Try Trident Z RGB listed here.

 

Storage

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

 

No need to explain this one, get 1TB instead of 500GB and you’re good to go. Just don’t forget also to consider having an SSD at first. It is better if you’re really interested with the speed of transfering data from your USB or external drive to your lovable PC. I’ve explained it here.

 

 

 

 

PSU

Seasonic S12II 520W 80PLUS Bronze – (affiliate link) View here

I’d like to feature more PSU for our gaming pc but I haven’t got the physical items yet so I couldn’t give you a solid information and feedback. You can suggest so I could try by sending your ideas here at my Say Hi to me page.

This Seasonic S12II will give you enough power to your PC component’s needs. Not to mention that it’s a reputable PSU in the market and running on 80+ Bronze certification for better efficiency and reliability.

 

CASE

Lastly, this one. I know just like what I’ve always said. This is the time that you decide for yourself and for your gaming pc but don’t forget that there’s 4 case categories in the market: Full Tower, Mid Tower, Mini/Cube and lastly Modded cases. So to complete our PC build, Tecware Edge compact size mid tower is my choice.

 

 

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

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!

 

Tech Guide

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