PHP 25,000 Gaming PC Build Guide – December 2016


This build guide does not include the monitor, peripherals and software.  If you know what you’re doing, peripherals are easy to choose from. Monitors and software get a bit complicated. Relevant reading information can be seen below:

Last March 2016, we made a build guide for a PhP 20,000 gaming PC. It was decent for a gaming PC on a tight budget. However, it struggled with newer games that are more CPU-intensive. Also, we found 2GB VRAM to be very limiting with newer games even if the image quality settings are not maxed out. In addition, the motherboard was also replaced with one that uses DDR4 memory so you can re-use your memory modules for future platforms in case you upgrade.

Related: Php15,000 Budget Gaming PC Build Guide December 2018 (Athlon 200GE)


Intel Core i3 6100 is a dual-core CPU but it has Intel Hyper Threading which makes it faster than Intel Pentium G4400 but still slower than Intel Core i5 6500. Do not worry about CPU bottleneck because the Core i3 6100 will suffice for GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. There are cheaper AMD CPU alternatives but the AMD AM3+ platform and AMD FM2+ platform do not have upgrade paths and will be replaced by the upcoming AMD AM4 platform which has a tentative release date in Q1 of 2017.

Price – PhP 5,510
Number of Cores – 2
Number of Threads – 4
CPU Base Speed – 3.7 GHz
Max. CPU Turbo Speed – N/A
L3 Cache – 3MB
On-die GPU – Intel HD 530


ASRock B150M Pro4 is the cheapest motherboard we would recommend even for a build on a tight budget. It has 4 slots for memory modules, heatsink on the VRM (voltage regulator module), and 4 USB 3.0 ports.

Price – PhP 4,250
Socket – Intel LGA 1151
Chipset – Intel B150
Memory Type Supported – DDR4
Max. Memory Amount Supported – 64GB
Form Factor – Micro ATX (24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
Heatsink on VRM – Yes
Review: ASRock B150M Pro4


G. Skill Ripjaws V 4GBx2 DDR4 2400 (F4-2400C15D-8GVR) is our 1st choice for memory modules  because it has a good track record of motherboard compatibility (based on our experience) and is more affordable than other brands. Many games now use more than 4GB RAM so we highly recommend 8GB RAM as the new minimum for gaming.

Price – PhP 3,180
Memory Type – DDR4
Memory Amount – 4GBx2
Speed – 2,400 MHz
Voltage – 1.20 V
Timings – 15-15-15-35
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT – G. Skill Aegis 4GBx2 DDR4 2400

Graphics Card

Inno3D GTX 1050 Ti 4GB happens to be the cheapest GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card right now that is why it is getting our recommendation. Spending more for a variant with a larger heat sink or with a factory overclock does not make sense. Radeon RX 470 is a lot faster than GTX 1050 Ti and can be had for as low as PhP 9,710.

Price – PhP 6,990
Number of Cores – 768
GPU Base Speed – 1,290 MHz
GPU Turbo Speed – 1,392 MHz
Memory Speed – 7,008 MHz
Memory Amount – 4GB
Memory Type – GDDR5
Memory Bus Width – 128 bit
PCI-E Power Cable Requirement – None
Graphics Card Length – 145 mm
Display Outputs – 1x Dual Link DVI-D, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DisplayPort 1.4
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT – Any GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card worth PhP 7,500 or less

Power Supply Unit

Corsair VS450 is the cheapest PSU (power supply unit) we would recommend. It may not use the best quality components but it is still way better than PSU’s being sold for PhP 1,000 or less.

Price – PhP 1,720
Review – Hardware Insights
Form Factor – ATX
Modular Cables – No
PCI-E Power Cables – 2x 6+2 pin
Dimensions – 140 mm (Depth) x 150 mm (Width) x 86 mm (Height)
Rated Capacity – 450 watts
Input Voltage – 200 V to 240 V
Input Frequency – 47 Hz to 63 Hz


Tecware F3 just happens to be an affordable case with a good compatibility for long graphics card and has decent amount of drive bays. Nothing special here.

Price – PhP 1,100
Motherboard Form Factor Compatibility – ATX
Dimensions – 335 mm (Depth) x 185 mm (Width) x 355 mm (Height)
Drive Bays – 2x 3.5-inch, 3x 2.5-inch
Max. Graphics Card Length – 315 mm
Max. CPU Cooler Heigth – 160 mm
Front Fan Provision – 2x 120 mm
Top Fan Provision – 1x 120 mm
Rear Fan Provision – 1x 120 mm

Storage Drive

Western Digital Blue 1TB (WD10EZEX) is the cheapest storage that offers big space for data. There are SSD’s (solid state drive) in the same price range but they are limited to 120GB capacity. With the latest games, you can only install 1 to 3 games in a 120GB drive.

Price – PhP 2,270
Form Factor – 3.5 inch
Interface – SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity – 1TB
Cache – 64MB
Rotation Speed – 7,200 rpm

  Part Name Price (PhP)
CPU Intel Core i3 6100 3.7 GHz 5,510
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 4,250
Memory G. Skill Ripjaws V 4GBx2 DDR4 2400 3,180
Graphics Card Inno3D GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 6,990
Power Supply Corsair VS450 1,720
Case Tecware F3 1,100
Storage Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB 2,270
TOTAL   25,020

If you still cannot afford this build, we do not recommend downgrading any of the components. Be patient and make your money grow the easy way. Don’t bother replacing the Corsair VS450 with a generic PSU or a PSU costing less than PhP 1,000. The video below shows what can happen to a low-quality PSU when under load. Don’t risk damaging your CPU, motherboard, and graphics card.

If you have more money to spend, you can check our other builds:

Php 40,000 Gaming PC Build Guide December 2016

Php 60,000 Gaming PC Build Guide December 2016

ITX Gaming PC Build Guide December December 2016

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  1. CPU : Intel Core i5 6500 3.2 ghz
    MoBo: Asrock B150 pro 4
    RAM : G. Skill Ripjaws DDr4 2400
    PSU : Seasonic s1211 520 watts
    HDD : WD caviar Blue 1 TB
    Case: —————————-

    ok lang ba gt730 lagay dito galing sa lumang pc dahil dota and csgo lang naman nilalaro? and more on web browsing lang naman.

      1. ano ok na gpu dito>

        Intel core i5 7500
        Msi bazooka b250m
        8gb(dual) g skill ripjaws 2400
        1 tbWDC blue
        corsair cx500 80+

        thanks in advance!

      2. bossMac kung bibili ka ng genyan component saan ka nman bibili wala kc akong makitang ganyan sa pc express? pede po ba pa request ng genyan din un price pero sa pc express lng mabibili kc sabi ng ibang mga expert sa pag build ng computer mas maganda daw bumili sa outlet compare sa umorder sa online shop……

        1. ahhh pag ganyan bro pakita mo lang ung specs, ung presyo magiiba depende kasi sa kanila pero pwede nila i-fit ung available nila na specs para sayo. kahit paquote mo muna sa kanila para malaman mo how much aabutin then patingin ako kung ok lang para macheck ko if sakto

  2. Kuya Puwede po bang maginstall diyan ng SSD? ito po yung model na iinstall ko Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

    Reply lang po kung puwede XDD

    Ty Po :)

  3. may suggestion ba kayo dito boss sa build ko?

    gusto ko rin malaman kung anu magandang cooler dito..yung affordable quality..thanks

    build for
    *design work

    Processor: lga1151 Intel Pentium G4400 3.3 ghz 2-core
    Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4
    RAM: ddr4: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1x8gb 2666 8gb
    Video Card: 7300 OR XFX RX 460 2GB – 5200
    Hard Drive: Toshiba Q300 240GB SSD
    Power Supply: Seasonic S12II 520W 80PLUS Bronze
    casing: thermaltake versa h15

    1. No worries sa cooler bro, any entry level ni Deepcool or basically anything will do for the G4400. One thing though, if for work purpose sya, I suggest kahit i3 mo na sana, anong app ba gamit mo? photoshop?

  4. Is it okay if I buy a 2gb ram GPU instead of 4gb?
    And what’s the use of higher ram GPU anyway? Sorry. Noob question.

  5. nice build man, buti nakita ko to. ask ko lang if may alam kang case na may room for cable management (yung available sa ph)? gusto ko kasi tidy. Okay lang kahit mas mahal ng kaunti doon sa nirecommend mo na case. Thanks!

  6. Bro. yung specs para sa “PHP 25,000 Gaming PC Build Guide – December 2016”.
    Pang games and internet cafe ba yan? Yan ba ang latest?

  7. Pahingi naman po ng loc sa gilmore(google map coordinates) taga region 8 pa kasi ako eh. D alam maynila. Mamahal kasi dito eh.

    Pwede palitan to
    Msi h110m pro vh
    Core i5 6400

    Tsaka anu po Cheaper but ok na psu boss?

  8. Or you could go for a G4560 as it is just about as good as an i3-6100 for a lot cheaper. It’s a Kaby Lake part but should work on a Skylake board assuming it has an updated BIOS.

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