UPDATE ON 2018.01.07: Corrected wrong price of RAKK Hawani – from PhP4,000 to PhP1,995 only.
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|CPU / PROCESSOR CHOICES||STORAGE CHOICE|
|MOTHERBOARD CHOICES||CASE / CHASSIS CHOICES|
|MEMORY / RAM CHOICES||MONITOR CHOICES|
|GRAPHICS CARD CHOICES||TOTAL BUILD PRICES / TOTAL DAMAGE|
|POWER SUPPLY / PSU CHOICE||CONCLUSION|
“Forget RGB! It’s 2018”
If you are wondering why we didn’t publish PC Builds Buyer’s Guide for the months of November and December – it’s because we can’t completely tell when will the prices of vital components like graphics cards and RAM/memory to fall back to its original state.
However, to keep us back in track for our monthly buyer’s guides this 2018, we’re jumpstarting off our January with a different taste in helping you to decide which parts do you need to start your gaming journey.
But before we proceed on our parts list, you might want to check out our previous buyers guides as well from the links below:
We also added a monitor to complement the setup – so that you don’t have trouble when it comes to picking out from an array of display vendors out there. However, we don’t include the price of an operating system but in case you want to use Windows legitimately, you can purchase an OEM key from eBay and activating your Windows through this LINK.
FINAL REMINDER: Prices may vary among stores. Most of the prices are retrieved from DynaQuest and PCHub as of this writing.
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Platform Intel AMD Model A. Core i5-7400 B. Ryzen 3 1200 Socket Support LGA1151 AM4 Cores / Threads 4C / 4T 4C / 4T Frequency (Base/Turbo) 3.0GHz / 3.5GHz 3.1GHz / 3.4GHz Integrated Graphics Intel HD 630 N/A TDP 65W 65W Cache 6MB SmartCache 8MB L3, 2MB L2 Cache Cooler Included Yes, Intel Stock Yes, Wraith Stealth Unlocked/Overclockable No Yes Price (PHP/USD) PhP8,690 / $180 PhP5,600 / $120
Table 1.1 (CPU choices, basic specifications)
Explaining CPU choices
- The Core i5-7400 is ideal for users who do light to medium gaming, especially e-sports titles. Given that it boasts a new 4 cores and 4 threads (4C/4T) configuration, it should pair up to AMD’s Ryzen 3, especially the Ryzen 3 1300x. Sadly, it’s not unlocked (means you can’t OC it further than its turbo) and there’s no multi-threading option here, so we’re stuck with 4 threads as well. Learn more about it HERE.
- The Ryzen 3 1200 is ideal for gamers and lightweight content creators who like to play and work on their PC at the same time but restricted on a certain budget. As some of you might not know, you don’t need to get an i7 chip for gaming. You will be pleased to get this chip especially knowing the fact that you can get more with it by overclocking at a certain clock speed. Just take note that it doesn’t have multi-threading as well, so we’re also stuck with 4 threads. Learn more about it HERE.
We don’t need to buy a separate CPU cooler after all in order to make this PC work, since two of these processors do come with their own coolers (although I’ll give AMD credit for their impressive stock cooler than Intel’s ‘meh’ one.), that’s why we’re going on the next part.Jump to section