Prices of CPUs and GPUs have gone down significantly in the last 12 months, and we thought it’s just timely to build or upgrade to a new rig while the prices are low.
It’s even more enticing to build a PC now that we spotted a GPU maker that offers considerably more affordable graphics card than the popular ones.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right in with the build.
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Details of the Build
This guide covers the Intel side of things and will only cost you about Php 30,000 unless price changes occur.
There’s a 10th-gen Core i5 processor paired with a suitable graphics card—the GTX 1660 Super that CAN GAME for at least 1080p.
A fast M.2 NVMe SSD with 1TB HDD storage, and two 8GB RAM sticks (2666MHz) which are all equipped in a compatible Gigabyte motherboard.
This build should also be a stunner with a good-looking case that supports ATX/ mATX mobo form factor. Not to mention, it is bundled with cooler fans already.
|Part||Item/ Specs||Price (PHP)|
|Processor (bundled w/ mobo)||Intel Core i5-10400F Boxed Processor (2.9GHz base | 4.3 GHz boost) • Cooler included||12395|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte H410M-H V2.0|
|Graphics Card||AISURIX GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6||8549|
|RAM||Kingston Fury Beast DDR4 (2 sticks x 8GB 2666MHz)||2618|
|PSU||FSP HYPER K 500W 80 PLUS HP500S Power Supply||2199|
|Boot Drive (SSD)||Western Digital Green SN350 240GB||943|
|HDD||Western Digital 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive 7200RPM 64MB SATA (Blue) WD10EZEX||2180|
|SU Casing||RAKK DULUS PC Case | MARIS PRO CHASSIS FAN 3-in-1 KIT||1999|
|TOTAL||(Excluding delivery fees)||30883|
The prices above are retrieved online as of February 27, 2023. Price changes may occur without prior notice.
Processor + Motherboard
For the processor, we specifically have the Intel Core i5-10400F with 6 cores and 12 threads running on 2.9GHz base clock speed that can be boosted up to 4.3GHz (65W TDP).
This item we spotted comes bundled with Gigabyte H410M-H V2.0 motherboard, so you don’t have to worry about the CPU compatibility.
Its form factor is micro ATX with two DDR4 RAM slots (2666MHz).
There’s also a CPU cooler fan which is nice inclusion, and this CPU/mobo combo support Windows 11 if you’re thinking to get your hands on the latest OS from Microsoft. You can get the bundle here.
Of course, you can get better motherboard models out there that supports faster memory speeds like 3200MHz.
This one’s a shocker, but yes, you can get a brand new GTX 1660 Super with just under Php 9,000.
The brand AISURIX may be unfamiliar, but its online reviews can definitely tell that it is legit.
This graphics card supports 6GB GDDR6 (via PCIe 3.0) memory (125W TDP) and it’s absolutely fit for your gaming needs, at least on 1080p resolution. This GPU is available here.
This option is pretty straightforward and flexible. As mentioned, this build comes with two 8GB DDR4 RAM sticks of Kingston Fury Beast. So, the RAM in total will be 16GB which is more than enough to handle moderate to heavy load. You may find a pair of RAM sticks here.
With our chosen motherboard, you can also max the RAM capacity up to 64GB on each slot however, increasing the memory speed won’t make much of a difference since it will be 2666MHz by default.
Boot Drive + Storage
For the OS drive or boot drive, utilizing the M.2 NVMe slot makes the most sense. There’s the 260GB SSD from Western Digital that achieves 2400MB/s sequential read and 900MB/s sequential write.
As for storage, there’s the 1TB HDD from Western Digital as well that achieves 150MB/s transfer rate.
You can absolutely modify these parts based on your preference, but the 240GB NVME SSD is available here while the 1TB HDD is available here.
For the power supply, there’s the FSP HYPER K 500W (80 Plus rated) which should be enough to power the whole system.
It comes with black cable wirings that makes your cable management more pleasing to the eyes. Get it here.
Last but not the least is the system unit casing. This is purely subjective, but we find this bundle RAKK DULUS plus 3-in-1 kit of exhaust fans RGB lighting. The chassis bundle is available here.
There are cheaper alternatives out there, so we trust your judgment—not only on this one but for your whole PC building process.
You may get all of these parts online, but it is also advisable to refer to physical stores.
From my experience, I did fish out better deals in physical stores than those posted online, specifically the motherboard/ processor combo and other primary PC parts like the PSU.
Nonetheless, this guide only serves as a basis and does not impose you to get the aforementioned products per se.
Happy building! :)
Further readings: If you are looking for an equivalent AMD build for the same Php30k budget, we made a list here as well.