‘Sweet Spot’ Php 25K Gaming PC Build Guide
Every now and then we get a request for a build that’s cheaper than our 30K builds but are more powerful than the Under 20K builds. So we decided to make the ‘Sweet Spot’ 25K Gaming PC Build Guide. The build guide only includes the System Unit. Also, please remember that this is only a guide, and you don’t need to follow it religiously. Please feel free to suggest what you think can improve the build(s) within this price segment.
25K Gaming PC Build – Total: Php 24,690
LAST UPDATED: July 8, 2019
Prices are based on PC HUB Online PL (Bought with PC)
The Intel Core i3-9100F is the perfect processor for this price segment. This i3 chip has been extremely improved to stay competitive at this price point against its AMD counterpart. It’s even better than the more expensive 7th generation Intel Core i5-7500 in most cases. The only downside is that this processor doesn’t have integrated graphics which means it wouldn’t work without a dedicated GPU.
This processor comes with a stock cooler and it does the job. Although not immediately nor necessary, we’d suggest investing for a decent cooler like the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 (Php 1,090). A CPU cooler will help preserve the CPU’s hardware quality specially in our country’s warm weather.
The H310M is most basic micro-ATX (mATX) motherboard where you could put the Intel Core i3-9100F. It has the most basic features a motherboard could have and doesn’t really have much aesthetic value. It’s the most budget-friendly and that’s it. It’s just what you need for a “budget build”.
More RAM lets us work smoothly with multiple applications running simultaneously.
For now, we’re only going to put a single stick of 8GB RAM and you could upgrade it to a 16GB memory whenever your budget allows it.
Now that the mining craze is over, we can finally get our hands on the 4GB RX 570. This video card was neck-and-neck with it’s competition, the GTX 1050 Ti, two years ago. But, as they say, AMD ages like fine wine. It’s actually a much better card right now compared to the GTX 1050 Ti, and even renders the GTX 1650 release useless because it can’t even compete in terms of performance with the RX 570.
It might not be the best 1080p gaming GPU but it’s certainly the best video card under Php 10,000.
Storage – HDD
For the storage, we will simply get the most reliable HDD in the market, the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB.
Storage – SSD
We recommend the Western Digital Caviar Green SSD 120GB 2.5″ SATA version and then reserve the M.2 slot for a more high performance SSD in the future.
The Corsair VS450 seems to be the cheapest, reliable power supply that’s appropriate for this build.
As for the case, this should be entirely up to you. For this price range, we would suggest the Tecware Nexus M because it looks good, has USB 3.0 (pretty much a standard now in 2019), and it comes with three 120mm Tecware case fans, so you don’t have to worry too much about airflow.
This build is capable enough to play popular esports games such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, PUBG and CS:GO along with NBA 2K and GTA:V at high to ultra settings at 1080p. It could take on current titles as well, just don’t expect to hit a stable 60 frames-per-second on higher graphics settings.
Check out other build guides:
- 30K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q3 2019]
- 50K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q3 2019] – Coming Soon
- 75K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q3 2019] – Coming Soon
If you have any questions about this build or need recommendations, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.