Php 50K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q2 2019]
The goal is to build a mid-range gaming setup while trying to keep the cost close to the Php 50,000 budget range. 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.
50K Gaming PC – Intel – Total: Php 49,139
50K Gaming PC – AMD – Total: Php 48,670
LAST UPDATED: May 4, 2019
Prices are based on PC HUB Online PL (Bought with PC)
The Intel Core i5-9400F and the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 are the two best candidates for this price range. Though, we see the Ryzen 5 2600 is still a better deal than the Intel Core i5-9400F simply because you can do more with the Ryzen chip while still being cheaper.
It is also important to note that an Intel Core i5-9400F does not have a built-in GPU that means it will not operate without a discrete graphics cards. It is not a problem with this build but it is important to know as most will assume that Intel chips will always have on-board graphics.
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 i5-9400F. 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.
Both AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and Intel Core i5-9400F come 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. 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.
For the Intel build, we will be able to choose between two motherboards that would affect the upgradability of the system.
The H310M is most basic microATX motherboard where you could put the Intel Core i5-9400F(Just make sure to get its BIOS updated in the shop). 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 an mATX board that offers more features such as M.2 slots, some have 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 8th or 9th Gen non-OC-able Intel Core i5 or i7 in the next two years then you should pickup a B360M motherboard. We’re highly against getting a B360M motherboard with only two RAM slots, so make sure to get one with four RAM slots.
Unlike the Intel build, we would only recommend B450M motherboard for this price point. As we’ve 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.
We previously didn’t recommend a DDR4 2666 RAM, but for some reason they are actually cheaper right now.
Unlike the Intel build, Ryzen builds benefit greatly with high frequency RAM (3200 MHz) .
Even though Nvidia’s new Ray Tracing feature still isn’t supported in that many games, 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)
We can also choose to get a GTX 1660 Ti instead if you’re still not convinced with the current state of Ray Tracing to save money. It’s basically an updated GTX 1070 Ti with an impressive low power draw.
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. An SSD is a luxury and unnecessary for budget builders, but it’s still a pretty sweet Quality-of-Life improvement though.
The Seasonic M12II 520w is a reliable PSU for this build and we think it’s appropriate for this budget range to opt for a modular PSU.
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.
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 Legends, Overwatch, 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.
You can also opt for a cheaper build like this one:
50K Gaming PC – Cheap – Total: Php 41,799
Check out other build guides:
- Gaming PC Under 20K Build Guide [Q2 2019]
- 30K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q2 2019]
- 75K Gaming PC Build Guide [Q2 2019]
If you have any questions about this build or need recommendations, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.