Less than Php 18,000 affordable gaming desktop – Intel i3-9100f

Looking for an affordable gaming desktop?

If you are looking for an affordable and yet good gaming desktop. This build might be a good setup for you.

Processors (CPU) and Motherboard (MOBO)

Since I am looking for an affordable and yet powerful processor. I started searching and comparing AMD against INTEL processor. I found a cheap Intel i series processor which is i3-9100f while Ryzen 5 2600 from AMD. This is the recommended build for i3-9100f.

I found an intel i3-9100f bundled with motherboard at EasyPC.

  • CPU: 9th Generation Intel Core i3-9100F Processors
  • MOBO: ASUS Price H310M-E
  • PRICE: Php 7,300

CPU Cooling Fan

This is a quality and pretty CPU cooler compatible to AMD and Intel motherboards.

You can purchase this from Shopee at Php 399 from maryanncaritativomase shop.

Memory | RAM

  • Ramsta 8Gb 1×8 2666mHz DDR4
  • Php 1,450
  • Purchase at EasyPC.

Hard Disks | HDD | SSD

For best performance, boot up and better I/O read and write, I have purchase a Solid State Drive (SSD) by SanDisk from EasyPC. I have an old 500Gb Sata hard-drive that I used as secondary disk where I can store all my data.

  • PRICE: Php 1,950
gaming desktop sdd

Video Card | GPU

Since video card is required for i3-9100F, you need to purchase one. If you don’t have budget you may buy a second hand GPU. I found a highly rated product on Shopee from YG-GAMING GAMER seller.

You may need to remove dust and put new thermal paste. Driver is downloadable through internet.

  • Asus GTX760 2Gb 256bit DDR5
  • PRICE: Php 3,899
affordable gaming desktop

Power Supply | PSU

I recommend not to purchase a generic power supply if you are into gaming or any tasks that may require extensive usage of GPU. If you have a budget, buy at least 600 watts true rated power supply. However, if no budget at least buy a second hand true rated power supply. It is better to have a second hand true rated power supply than a brand new generic one.

I had purchased a second hand true rated Zalman ZM LE II 700 watts power supply from Openpinoy.

affordable gaming desktop

CHASIS | CASE

If you are looking for a good and yet good looking gaming chasis for your desktop then you are going to love Fantech CG71 case.

  • Screwless sata hard-drive case
  • Cable organizer
  • Compatible to ATX and M-ATX motherboards.
  • Built-in RGB lights
  • Minimalist and modern style
  • PRICE: Php 1,900
affordable gaming desktop

Completed Build

I tried to search same specification from facebook marketplace. Seems some sellers are selling the desktop with same specification ranging from Php 25,000 to Php 28,000.

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