Php 50K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q1 2019]

50K Gaming PC

The goal is to build a middle-end gaming setup while trying to keep the cost close to the Php 50,000 budget range. The build guide only includes the System Unit. Remember that this is only a guide and you don’t need to follow it religiously. Please feel free to point out any mistakes and/or suggest what you think can improve the build/s within this price segment.

50K Gaming PC – Intel –  Total: Php 50,610

50K Gaming PC – AMD –  Total: Php 52,220

LAST UPDATED: February 14, 2019

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

CPU

The Intel Core i5-8400 and the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 are the two best candidates for this price range. I’d say that right now, the Ryzen 5 2600 is a better deal than the Intel Core i5-8400 simply because you can do more with the Ryzen chip.

The Ryzen 5 2600 will perform better on tasks that utilizes multiple cores or simply put heavy productivity tasks. Also, if you have to, you can overclock the Ryzen 5 2600 unlike the Core i5-8400. For more information, check out Tweaktown’s Ryzen (2000-Series) Overclocking Guide

Besides, if you don’t have a high-end gpu and will only play games at [email protected], Intel’s advantage over AMD at gaming is basically non-existent.

CPU Cooler

Both AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and Intel Core i5-8400 comes with a stock cooler and it does the job. Although not immediately nor necessary, I’d suggest investing for a decent cooler like the Deepcool Gammaxx 400. A CPU cooler will help preserve the CPU’s hardware quality specially in our country’s warm weather.

If you want to get the Ryzen 5 2600 and you’re planning to overclock right away, you should invest on something a little more expensive like the Hyper 212 LED Turbo CPU Air Cooler or Cryorig H7.

Motherboard

Intel

For the Intel build, we will be able to choose between two motherboards that would depend on the upgradeability of the build which is entirely up to you.

The H310M is most basic microATX motherboard where you could put the Intel Core i5-8400. It’s the most budget-friendly and that’s it, it’s perfectly just what you need for a “budget build”. It has two RAM slots and if you could foresee if you’ll be able to replace or upgrade in the next five years, then that’s all you need.

A B360M Motherboard is also a microATX(or mATX is basically what we call the size of the somewhat smaller motherboard) board that offers more features such as M.2 slots, some has four RAM slots and maybe more USB ports. If you think you’ll need additional RAM slots for upgrading memory or you think you’ll be able to upgrade to an Intel Core i7-8700 in the next two years then you should pickup a B360M motherboard. I’m highly against getting a B360M motherboard with only two RAM slots, so make sure to get one with four RAM slots.

The cheapest B360M with four RAM slots is the Asrock B360M Pro 4 while cheapest H310M motherboard is the ECS H310H5-M2.

AMD

Unlike the Intel build, I would only recommend B450M motherboard for this price point. As I have mentioned in the 20K Build Guide, the A320 chipset makes no sense at all for Ryzen CPUs since it only disable its overclocking potential. Sure it is cheaper but in the long run when you need the performance boost, you’ll be paying more to get an OC-able motherboard or a better processor.

Basically, AMD’s B450M chipset is quite similar to its Intel counterpart, the B360M, in terms of features with the exception that it is possible to overclock with the AMD motherboard. Again, make sure to get a B450M motherboard with 4 RAM slots.

The cheapest B450M with four RAM slots is the Gigabyte B450M DS3H.

Memory

Intel

We only need to get two of the cheapest 4GB DDR4 2400 RAM. Don’t even bother getting one with a 2666 memory frequency unless you find one that is cheaper. The difference in performance is barely noticeable and not worth the extra money.

AMD

Unlike the Intel build, Ryzen builds benefit greatly with high frequency RAM. As of this writing, the cheapest 8GB DDR4 3200 RAM available is the Patriot Viper RGB.

Video Card

Even though Nvidia’s new Ray Tracing feature still isn’t a thing, the RTX 2060 is a great card for this price segment with a performance gain of around 40% over than GTX 1060 and even surpassing the GTX 1070 Ti (and on some reviews, while OC’d, matches the GTX 1080 in performance)

Storage – HDD

For the storage, we will simply get the most reliable HDD in the market, the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB.

Storage – SSD

If you don’t have a lot of files or you have other places to store them, and will mostly play esports titles, you might want to skip an HDD and get a Western Digital Caviar Green SSD 240gb SATA. Be warned though, getting an SSD does not really make your system perform better and the only difference in games are loading times. For me an SSD is a luxury and unnecessary for budget builders, still a pretty sweet Quality of Life improvement though.

Power Supply

The Seasonic S12II 520w seems to be the most appropriate and reliable PSU for this build.

Case

As for the case, this should be entirely up to you. I would suggest the Tecware Nexus M purely based on its appearance and because it has USB 3.0 (it’s 2019, every USB ports on PC cases should be at least USB 3.0).

For this price segment though if you can spend more on a PC case you could checkout the Phanteks P300 TG.


These setups will be able to handle Apex Legends, Fortnite, Dota 2, League of LegendsOverwatch, and CS:GO on max  settings at 1080p. You can play any of the recent titles like Resident Evil 2 Remake, Anthem or Battlefield V without any problems. It is also a possible to play on 1440p or if you’re into competitive shooters, you’ll be able to utilize these builds when paired with a high refresh rate monitor. Casual streaming is also viable with these builds.

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17 Responses

  1. Elle Jay says:

    Hi, I got interested with your 50k Gaming Pc 2019 Q1 build and would like to follow your list of parts but got concerns on what or which store did you make the price reference? Because the prices may vary from store to store. Thank you

    • RoninVampire says:

      Our price reference is PC Hub in Gilmore.

    • William Viojan says:

      Hi, can I also go stream or recors my own gameplay without affecting the my gameplay?

      • RoninVampire says:

        Streaming/recording while playing will always affect gameplay performance. It all depends on your stream/recording settings and how the game is optimized for certain hardware (some games use more cpu over gpu and vice-versa; some games prefer nvidia cards or AMD cards; etc.). Learning the correct settings can minimize (not eliminate) gameplay performance effect.

        If you really want no effect in performance, you can build another pc that will exclusively handle all streaming/recording tasks captured from your gaming PC through a capture device.

  2. Flickr says:

    Do i still need to add fans for this set up or can it already maintain low temp with your current build? Thanks.

    • RoninVampire says:

      As long as you’re not overclocking like crazy and rendering a video with said overclocked cpu, no need for additional fans. You’ll only need to consider cooling once you OC beyond 0.4Ghz above your CPU’s base clockspeed.

  3. Ron says:

    sir, if i will use the pc for gaming on 1440p at ultra settings and for photo editing in lightroom and photoshop, what parts should be upgraded in this 50k build?

    • RoninVampire says:

      The specs in this build should do fine in 1440p, as well as Lightroom and Photoshop as long as you go for the RTX 2060 option. Also, for photoshop, going Intel is the better path because of the excellent single-core performance, which PS is optimized for.

  4. Aria says:

    Hi. This is very informative! I still have questions though, I’m quite ignorant about these technical stuffs. Is this pc build good enough for 3d modeling (3ds max, autocad, SketchUp, lumion) and rendering (vray or mental ray)? I’m not using the latest versions of these softwares ( ex. 2010-2017 versions) and when I checked for their requirements to function effectively, my unit comply with only the minimum requirements. So I’m kinda planning for an upgrade. Hoping you could enlighten me! Thank you!

    • RoninVampire says:

      It can handle the productivity software tasks you’ve mentioned but they’d still be just a notch below recommended specs. For productivity-focused PC’s we suggest checking out the 75k build.

  5. J.Torbs says:

    Hello! I wonder if I can replace your recommended GPU with Gigabyte Radeon 570 since it’s half the price haha! AND Im looking for Ice/White-themed Casing, do you have any source where I can try to look? Thanks!

    • RoninVampire says:

      We don’t recommend it. An RX 570 will cause a GPU-bound bottleneck with the processors here. For this build, you’ll need at least an RX 580 8GB, and even that is skimming the bottleneck threshold for the processors.

  6. kyle says:

    can this handle streaming overwatch,CS:GO,apex legends

  7. alex says:

    hey can i add 3 or 4 monitors in that build?

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