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Php10,000 Hybrid Build PC Guide




Php10,000 Hybrid Build Guide July 2016Php10,000 is a great deal of money. Everybody wants to make the most out of it and unfortunately when it comes to PC components, it is very expensive here in the Philippines compared to other countries. With numerous requests from our Php10,000 Brand New Guide and our Php10,000 Secondhand Guide, here we give you a hybrid of the two. A build that utilizes secondhand and brand new parts.

The advantage of this build compared to our brand new guide and second-hand guide is that it has more power than the brand new guide, and involves lesser risk than the secondhand guide but it will always vary depending on the components.

Once again as the same our Php10,000 Secondhand Guide, we do not hold any responsibility for any damage, unwanted performance, or any related problems that may happen due to secondhand parts.

We have 2 different builds for this guide. In the first one we specialize it for upgradeability because we’ll be utilizing Intel’s Skylake processors and its respective LGA1151 socket. In the second one we will utilize Intel’s old processors but at the same time we will use brand new graphics cards to give better performance than our brand new guide when it comes to gaming, however, it will slightly fall behind in terms of performance compared to our secondhand guide. We’ll provide more details of the two down below.

Take note that in some of the secondhand parts here, we don’t mention a specific brand nor a specific model because the availability of parts will vary.

Build 1:

Part Name Price
CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 2,700
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 2,000 – 3,000
MOBO: ECS H110M-C3D 2,400
RAM: Any 8GB DDR3L (8x1or 4×2) 1,000
HDD: Any 1TB Harddrive 1,500
CASE + PSU: Case of your choice w/600W PSU 1,000

TOTAL PRICE: Php11,600

As I’ve mentioned above, here we use Intel’s latest Skylake micro-architecture, while settling for a secondhand GPU. In terms of performance, the G4400 is great for simple gaming such as Dota 2 and CS:GO, and it can also handle GTA V, and many of today’s AAA games as well. The GPU that we chose however is the GTX 650. The GTX 650 is somewhat cheaper than the GTX560 that’s featured in our Secondhand Build and at the same time it’s slightly slower. Below we’ll provide videos of performance comparison between the GTX 650 and the GTX 560 for you to see.


Intel’s Skylake micro-architecture utilizes DDR4 as it’s standard though that doesn’t mean it’s not compatible with DDR3 RAM. Over here the motherboard that we chose is the ECS H110M-C3D, not really your typical go-to board, it still gets the job done especially with our limited budget. Keep in mind though that, despite this motherboard is compatible with Intel’s Skylake socket which is the LGA1151, the motherboard doesn’t support DDR4. That’s why we’re using a secondhand DDR3 RAM for this.

GTX 650 vs GTX 560 comparison

Build 2:

Part Name Price
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 2,000 – 3,000
GPU: Palit GT 730 2,500
MOBO: LGA 1155 Socket Motherboard 2,000 – 2,500
RAM: 8GB (2X4) DDR3 1333MHZ 1,000
HDD: Any 1TB Harddrive 1,500
CASE + PSU: Case of your choice w/600W PSU 1,000

TOTAL PRICE: Php10,000 – Php11,000

Here we utilize Intel’s older gen processors which is the Intel Core i3-2100. Also featured in our Secondhand build guide, the processor still packs enough power to handle today’s AAA games, and is somewhat at par with the G4400. The major difference between G4400 and the i3-2100 is that the G4400 has a lower TDP and is slightly faster, though lacks hyperthreading. So in terms of performance they are at par.

For the graphics card we will be using Nvidia’s GT 730 GPU. Not really your most powerful card but it is capable enough in playing Dota 2 and CS:GO at 1080p. It is also good at playing GTA V in mixed normal/high settings. And don’t worry, the i3-2100 will not bottleneck the card.

 

Once again we hope that this guide gives you an insight on what can Php10,000 can do. Please remember that you can’t play AAA games in ULTRA Settings at 1080p, and the prices and availability of these parts will vary. You’re going to need a more expensive rig than that. If you’re still wondering what kind of build is for you, kindly check out our Php10,000 Brand New Guide, and Php10,000 Secondhand Guide.
 



This article was written by Pete Deyto. A Tech-Enthusiast of all sorts, he is the Business Development Officer of Veer Technologies and Reality+, and the Corporate Relations Manager of VR Philippines. He is currently taking up B.S. Computer Science at the University of Santo Tomas.

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4 Responses

  1. heyho says:

    very stupid idea coming from a B.S. Computer Science student.

    • James says:

      Not “very stupid”, but I don’t like it either.

      In Build 1, choosing a 2nd hand GPU and HDD are not the wisest decisions. These 2 parts are most often that not, the earliest to break in a computer build. Also, the Build 1 itself will not work because the GTX 650 requires a 6-pin connector which the “Case of your choice w/600W PSU” doesn’t have.

      Build 2 is okay, but not a very powerful build if you’re going to use it for gaming.

      A more ideal build for that budget would be to use an A8-7600 APU, and ditch the video card. You can get all the parts as brand new for the same price of those above builds. It’s as weak as the Build 2, but at least all the parts are brand new. When building an A8 machine though, you have to be picky about the RAM. Make sure that you will be using a dual channel RAM setup, and try to get the cheapest with the highest mhz RAM available. It doesn’t matter if it has a high cas latency, as long as the mhz is 1600mhz and above

  2. Lezure201`0 says:

    I remember that we bought a pretty good rig 6 years ago and we used a GTX 560 for it. Back then the card was really new and it was the mainstream recommended card for BF4 and Skyrim. We maxed out all the latest games at 768p resolution. Time sure flies!!!

  3. mooCat says:

    Bullshit Gold.

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