“Whether or not you know Red Velvet, we’d love to have a red-themed computer on our desk, right?”
|SECTIONS (Click link to jump into)|
|CPU / PROCESSOR CHOICE||STORAGE CHOICE|
|MOTHERBOARD CHOICE||CASE / CHASSIS CHOICE|
|MEMORY / RAM CHOICE||OPTIONS / ADD- ONS|
|GRAPHICS CARD CHOICE||TOTAL BUILD PRICES / TOTAL DAMAGE|
|POWER SUPPLY / PSU CHOICE||CONCLUSION|
It’s the season of the month again where everything turns red – from smartphones, to special edition gadgets and accessories, as well as to our timelines on social networking sites. Wanting to achieve that ‘red velvet’ look on your next PC build while still having that performance pump? Read on, and see what you can build from a budget of PhP75,000 or ~$1500.
We didn’t include any monitor and peripherals this time as well as an operating system, giving you the freedom to choose whatever you like to install or use (but we still recommend Windows, though – which you can legitimately get for only around $5-10 from this LINK). You just need to add your budget, though.
But before we proceed on our parts list, you might want to check out our previous buyers guides as well from the links below:
FINAL REMINDER: Prices may vary among stores. Most of the prices are retrieved from DynaQuest, PCHub and Amazon as of this writing. Prices are subject to change and this article might be or might not be constantly updated to reflect price changes.
|A. Ryzen 7 1700|
|Cores / Threads||8C / 16T|
|Frequency (Base/Boost)||3.0GHz / 3.7GHz|
|Cache||L3: 16MB, L2: 4MB, L1:768KB|
|Cooler Included||Yes, Wraith Spire (with LED)|
|Price (PHP/USD)||PhP16,000 / $329|
Table 1.1 (CPU choices, basic specifications)
Explaining CPU choice
- The Ryzen 7 1700 is ideal for users who do content creation, productivity and gaming at the same time. Given that it boasts 8 logical cores and 16 threads (8C/16T) configuration, it should render performance-intensive tasks with ease, such as video rendering (CPU-based), streaming and so much more. 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 the Ryzen 7 1700 includes an impressive Wraith Spire stock cooler (with RGB). We just have to plug the RGB header to the dedicated RGB header of our motherboard so that we can set the light to color red, sticking to our ‘red velvet’ theme.