‘Sweet Spot’ Php 25K Gaming PC Build Guide

25k gaming pc

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 23,950

LAST UPDATED: September 7, 2019

Prices are based on PC HUB Online PL (Bought with PC)

CPU

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.

CPU Cooler

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.

Motherboard

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”.

Memory

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.

Video Card

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.

Power Supply

The Corsair VS450 seems to be the cheapest, reliable power supply that’s appropriate for this build.

Case

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.

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14 Responses

  1. Emil says:

    Where do you buy all the parts, is it available online?

  2. MJ Marra says:

    Hello kuya Bistek!
    It’s going to be my first time building a gaming PC. I don’t have the complete budget yet for the PC that I want so I’m planning to take a Ryzen 5 with integrated graphics. And will eventually by a dedicated graphics card. Is it ok to pair graphics card with ryzen with APU or should I just buy Ryzen that doesnt have the APU?
    here’s my build btw.

    CPU:
    AMD RYZEN 3 2200G Quad-Core 3.5 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo)
    or AMD RYZEN 5 2400G VEGA integrated Graphics
    MoBo:
    MSI B450M MORTAR AM4 B450 Motherboard
    or Asrock B450M pro4
    Memory:
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
    = P1900
    GIGABYTE RADEON RX570 GV-RX570GAMING
    HDD:
    Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA (WD10EZEX) Hard Drive
    SDD:
    120Gb WDC Green 2.5 SATA
    Power Supply:
    Corsair VS450 450 Watts Power Supply

  3. Pr3stine says:

    Hey, I just want to ask if this build can handle those mentioned games while streaming. TBH Im completely noob about this gaming PCs and PC building in general. Hope you can help out. 🙂

  4. Tito Ralph says:

    Hi Sir, Good day to you. We have a PC parts and accessories dealer here in our province and they are selling PC sets. I’m interested to get one of their brochure deals which consist of:

    CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 (3.6 Ghz)
    MBD: ECS H310H5 – M2
    RAM: Kingston 4gb DDR4
    HDD: Seagate 1TB HDD SATA
    Case: Generic Case w/ 700w PSU
    Plus Generic Keyboard, Mouse, Speaker and AVR.
    Worth of Php 19,900 cash in total.

    Is this a good deal? I would like to add also a GPU, can you suggest a good GPU. It’s my first time to buy a PC set so your suggestion will greatly help me decide.

    • bistekph says:

      Hello, Tito Ralph. The build is quite decent but I might not be able to comment on the pricing since you mentioned that you live in the province. But you might want to avoid using a generic PSU if you’re going to buy a dedicated GPU. A good GPU for that build is the RX570 if you’re on a budget but you may choose to get a GTX 1660 or a GTX 1660 Ti without having any bottleneck issues with the 8th gen i3 processor. I would also recommend upgrading the memory to a single stick of 8gb ram, so you can easily upgrade to 16gb ram in the future.

  5. Galande says:

    Hello po! Planning on building my very first system unit and I would love to hear your comment/suggestion before I actually buy the parts. The unit will be just for gaming and I would really love to have a >60 fps average. Also, should I just settle for a 16gb 8×8 RAM or will the 32gb 16×16 help my gaming experience? Also, should I get a cooler or is the stock (wraith cooler?) enough?

    Spec:
    Case: Cooler Masterbox Lite 3.1 TG
    Mobo: MSI B450m Mortar Titanium
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    GPU: MSI RX 580 Armor 8GB OC
    RAM: GSkill Trident Z 32GB 3200 Mhz (16GBX2)
    PSU: EVGA 600BR 80Plus 600Watts Bronze Power Supply
    SSD: Western Digital WD Green 240GB 2.5″
    HDD: Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 3.5″

    • bistekph says:

      Hi, Galande.

      RAM will not be a big factor on performance when gaming so for now you could settle for 16GB memory then just add another 16GB memory when future games demands it. As for the cooler, if you’re going to be overclocking then we recommend getting a cooler, if not, the stock cooler is fine.

  6. spak says:

    salamat sa mga build guides, laking tulong po

  7. Bogart says:

    Hi Kuya Bistek!

    Naiimagine ko pang tong Sweet Spot na setup parang sobrang okay at astig. Wala po ako totally alam sa pag set up or build ng PC. Kasi nasanay ako sa laptop na andun na lahat and fixed na, eh gusto ko po sana gawin to para di masyado bugbog laptop ko kasi lagi ko ginagamit so gusto ko bumuo ng desktop para sa home-based job ko at the same time pang gaming na din. Luckily, napadaan ako dito sa post mo. If mabili ko lahat ng needed na parts , madali lang ba iset up to, or mas okay if ipaset up ko sa marunong or bihasa tlga in terms of setting up Gaming PCs?

    Thank you Boss Idol Bistek! 🙂

    • bistekph says:

      Hello, Bogart!

      Madali lang naman po ang pag set up ng PC, marami din pong mga guides at tutorial na pwedeng mapanood sa YouTube para may general idea kayo ng what goes to where, and then there are also manuals if you prefer reading instructions. Nasa sa inyo naman po kung gusto niyo nalang ipabuo sa bibilhan niyo, lalo kung hindi kayo mahilig magkalikot at walang plano mag upgrade every now and then.

      Salamat din. 🙂

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