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
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
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.
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
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.