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PHP 60,000 Gaming PC Build Guide – December 2016

BOSSMAC’S NOTES

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:

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

The PhP 40,000 gaming PC in our December 2016 build guide is already very good for gaming at 1080p. However, you can still get a noticeably better gaming experience if you are willing to spend more. There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that anything above 60 FPS cannot be seen by the human eye. Once you experience the increased fluidity of 100 FPS or higher, you’ll never go back to 60 FPS.

Processor:

Intel Core i7 6700 may not support overclocking but it is already powerful enough for a gaming PC with 1 extremely fast GPU. When all 4 cores are loaded, it runs at 3.7 GHz and matches an Intel Core i5 6600K running around 4.5 GHz. The Core i5 6600K may be a cheaper CPU but the overall platform cost will be higher due to the requirement of a decent CPU cooler and an LGA 1150 board with Z170 chipset. Also, not all retail Core i5 6600K CPU’s are guaranteed to reach 4.4 to 4.6 GHz using a reasonable amount of core voltage. More voltage means more heat and more heat means you need a better CPU cooler which will further increase the total cost of the platform.

Price – PhP 15,280
Number of Cores – 4
Number of Threads – 8
CPU Base Speed – 3.4 GHz
CPU Max. Turbo Speed – 4.0 GHz
L3 Cache – 8MB
On-die GPU – Intel HD 530

Motherboard:

ASRock B150M Pro4 is the cheapest motherboard we would recommend even for a high-end gaming PC. It has 4 slots for memory modules, heatsink on the VRM (voltage regulator module), and 4 USB 3.0 ports. Remember that the processor and the graphics card are the 2 major components that affect gaming performance. Only spend more for the motherboard if you have extra money.

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 (voltage regulator module) – Yes
Review: ASRock B150M Pro4
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT – MSI B150M Bazooka Plus

Memory:

G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GBx2 DDR4 2400 (F4-2400C15D-16GVR) 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. Current games are still ok with 8GB RAM but we have observed a RAM usage of 6 to 7GB in some of the latest games. We increased the RAM for contingency.

Price – PhP 5,550
Memory Type – DDR4
Memory Amount – 8GBx2
Speed – 2,400 MHz
Voltage – 1.20 V
Timings – 15-15-15-35
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT – G. Skill Aegis 8GBx2 DDR4 2400

Graphics Card:

Zotac GTX 1070 8GB Mini is the cheapest graphics card that fits our purpose for this build which is to achieve 100 FPS or higher at 1080p using maximum or near maximum settings. You can choose any GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card you like but just take note of the price difference that will affect the total cost of the build. AMD currently does not have any Radeon RX 400 series GPU that can compete with GeForce GTX 1070. If you

Price – PhP 19,690
Number of Cores – 1,920
GPU Base Speed – 1,518 MHz
GPU Turbo Speed – 1,708 MHz
Memory Speed – 8,000 MHz
Memory Amount – 8GB
Memory Type – GDDR5
Memory Bus Width – 256 bit
PCI-E Power Cable Requirement – 1x 8 pin
Graphics Card Length – 210 mm
Display Outputs – 1x Dual Link DVI-D, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x DisplayPort 1.4

Power Supply Unit:

Seasonic M12II 620 just adds the feature of modular cables and 100 watts more capacity over the Seasonic S12II 520. Modular cables will help in cable management but it is not mandatory.

Price – PhP 3,660
Form Factor – ATX
Modular Cables – Yes
PCI-E Power Cables – 2x 6+2 pin
Dimensions – 160 mm (Depth) x 150 mm (Width) x 86 mm (Height)
Rated Capacity – 620 watts
Input Voltage – 100 V to 240 V
Input Frequency – 50 Hz to 60 Hz
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS – Seasonic S12II 620, Seasonic S12II 520, FSP Raider 550

Case:

Phanteks Eclipse P400 offers great value for the money. It has solid build quality, a clean interior layout, huge amount of drive bays, and can accommodate very long graphics cards.

Price – PhP 3,600
Motherboard Form Factor Compatibility – ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Dimensions – 470 mm (Depth) x 210 mm (Width) x 465 mm (Height)
Drive Bays – 6x 3.5-inch, 2x 2.5-inch
Max. Graphics Card Length – 395 mm (HDD cage removed)
Max. Graphics Card Length – 280 mm (HDD cage installed)
Max. CPU Cooler Height – 160 mm
Front Fan Compatibility – 3x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm
Top Fan Compatibility – 2x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm
Rear Fan Compatibility – 1x 120 mm
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS – Tecware Alpha, Corsair Carbide 200R

Storage Drive:

Crucial MX300 525GB (CT525MX300SSD1) is the currently the SSD (solid state drive) with large enough capacity that offers great value for the money. An SSD will cut game loading time and PC boot time by a very large amount. Once you experience the benefits of an SSD, you’ll never go back to an HDD (hard disk drive).

Price – PhP 7,490
Form Factor – 2.5 inch
Interface – SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity – 525GB
Endurance (Terabytes Written) – 160TB
Manufacturer Warranty – 3 years
ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT – Adata SP550 480GB

  Part Name Price (PhP)
CPU Intel Core i7 6700 3.4 GHz 15,280
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 4,250
Memory G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GBx2 DDR4 2400 5,550
Graphics Card Zotac GTX 1070 8GB Mini 19,690
Power Supply Seasonic M12II 620 watts 3,660
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400 3,600
Storage Drive Crucial MX300 525GB 7,490
TOTAL   59,520

If you want to reduce the cost of the build by a large amount, you can downgrade the power supply and the storage drive. The alternative parts would be Seasonic S12II 520 @ PhP 2,570 and Wester Digital Blue 1TB @ PhP 2,270. Those alternative parts would reduce the cost of the build to PhP 53,210.

Refer to the chart below for a quick comparison on different options and optimization paths.

Check our other builds:

Php 25,000 Gaming PC Build Guide December 2016

Php 40,000 Gaming PC Build Guide December 2016

ITX Gaming PC Build Guide December 2016


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  1. Hello can you help me? I am planning to buy a gaming desktop worth around 50k to 60k php thats already including the monitor, mouse and keyboard they dont have to be for gaming cause they would only be temporary until i save up to buy high end gaming mice and keyboard. your recommendation above is great but dont i need a good cooling system for the PC? my room currently doesnt have A/C so im worried about the temperature and it might affect the total PC life. just for a benchmark i want to play PUBG at steady 100fps+ and planning to play State of Decay 2 with decent frames too.

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