[SOLVED] Help Building a Budget Gaming PC

Hi all,

I'm trying to help my friend build a budget gaming PC. Now, this PC is strictly just for Gaming as he does his work at the office or on his laptop. He's a casual player and plays games like Dota 2, CoD and Battlefield, various RTS Games. So nothing too crazy. I won't be using PC Part Picker for this list as I live in Indonesia.

This is the build:
  • CPU: Intel i3-9100F
  • Motherboard: ASRock H310CM-HDV
  • RAM: KLEVV Bolt X Series 1x8GB 2666MHz
  • GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super 4GB
  • Storage: ADATA SU650 240GB
  • PSU: Seasonic ECO 430W Bronze
  • Case: Cube Gaming IRVBOW
  • Monitor: Armaggedon Pixxel+ Pro 22” 75Hz 1080p
  • Mouse: Logitech G102
  • Keyboard: Digital Alliance Meca Warrior Rainbow
The grand total is just under 8mil, which is just under 500$ US.

What do you think?

Also, I'm not really knowledgeable when it comes to the Intel platform for CPUs. I heard from a friend that the 9100F is a good pick as opposed to the 3200G and cheaper as well (not only due to the CPU price being lower but Intel motherboard prices here are much cheaper than B450s). Where I'm confused is the motherboard options. I know Z370/Z390 as mostly reserved for "k" processors for overclocking, but I've found that there are 3 types of Intel motherboards compatible with this socket; H310, H370 & B360. After looking online a little bit, I am still a bit unclear on the differences. Especially since a website mentioned that H310 boards only support PCIe Gen 2? Will this be a problem for this GPU?
 

WildCard999

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Long story short, differences are minimal and as long as the H310 has been updated for 9th gen that's what I'd get for a budget build. The board I'd go for if I was using a beefier locked CPU like the 9400F would be the B365 boards as there close to the H370 in features but it comes down to what you need.
 
What website(s) are you shopping from in Indonesia? Newegg?
Are there neighboring countries you can buy from?
Can you list the prices next to each component on your list?

B365 or Z390 boards are guaranteed to ship with a BIOS version that supports 9th gen Intel CPUs. Other boards may require a BIOS update using an 8th gen CPU. Some retailers offer free BIOS updates.

(throwing some things in here since I've spent the time looking them up)
Cougar MG130-G = 734,413 (tempered glass, mATX case)
Ryzen 2600 = 2,050,000
AsRock B450M/AC = 1,450,000 (built-in wifi)
2x8GB DDR4-3600 = 1,280,000
MSI GTX1650 Super Gaming X = 3,075,000
SeaSonic S12III 550W = 1,025,000
HP EX900 500GB SSD = 1,060,000
 
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What website(s) are you shopping from in Indonesia? Newegg?
Are there neighboring countries you can buy from?
Can you list the prices next to each component on your list?

B365 or Z390 boards are guaranteed to ship with a BIOS version that supports 9th gen Intel CPUs. Other boards may require a BIOS update using an 8th gen CPU. Some retailers offer free BIOS updates.

(throwing some things in here since I've spent the time looking them up)
Cougar MG130-G = 734,413 (tempered glass, mATX case)
Ryzen 2600 = 2,050,000
AsRock B450M/AC = 1,450,000 (built-in wifi)
2x8GB DDR4-3600 = 1,280,000
MSI GTX1650 Super Gaming X = 3,075,000
SeaSonic S12III 550W = 1,025,000
HP EX900 500GB SSD = 1,060,000
I would say the best website here is www.tokopedia.com. NewEgg is not a viable option due to import taxes. The retailer is offering an already updated BIOS with the H310. I just wanted to know if it's a viable board as I'm not too familiar with Intel boards in general.

This is the full price list:
  • CPU: Intel i3-9100F – 1,079k
  • Motherboard: ASRock H310CM-HDV – 790k
  • RAM: KLEVV Bolt X Series 1x8GB 2666MHz – 495k
  • GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super 4GB – 2,429k
  • Storage: ADATA SU650 240GB – 460k
  • PSU: Seasonic ECO 430W Bronze - 644k
  • Case: Cube Gaming IRVBOW – 405k
  • Monitor: ACER KG221Q 21.5” 1080p 75Hz 1ms Freesync – 1,305k
  • Mouse: Logitech G102 – 185k
  • Keyboard: Digital Alliance Meca Warrior Rainbow – 297k
  • TOTAL: 8,089k
 

WildCard999

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It appears that you can buy the 1600 AF (can't translate the page with my current work system). Is the pricing close to that 9100F? If so then swap that over for the extra cores/threads, with the appropriate motherboard of course. And if you can do that try for faster memory, preferably in dual channel.
 
It appears that you can buy the 1600 AF (can't translate the page with my current work system). Is the pricing close to that 9100F? If so then swap that over for the extra cores/threads, with the appropriate motherboard of course. And if you can do that try for faster memory, preferably in dual channel.
For some reason, I could only find 1 online retailer that sells the 1600 AF right now and it's rather overpriced at 1,799k as opposed to the 2600 currently being sold at 1,869k. Plus I would also need to spend another 200-300k on a B350/450 board. Not really an option for me.

Note: "k" = thousand.
 

WildCard999

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Fair enough, yea I know nothing about that currency.

Anyways the build you've come up with would be fine for those games but the larger maps in newer Battlefield titles may be a bit tough to run smoothly without dips so consider lowering the settings a bit for them to be somewhat stable.

The Freesync on that monitor should help keeps things smooth.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html
 
Fair enough, yea I know nothing about that currency.

Anyways the build you've come up with would be fine for those games but the larger maps in newer Battlefield titles may be a bit tough to run smoothly without dips so consider lowering the settings a bit for them to be somewhat stable.

The Freesync on that monitor should help keeps things smooth.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html
So to give you some perspective.
1600 AF = Rp 1,799,000 = 110$
2600 = Rp 1,869,000 = 115$

But yeah, not that worth it as opposed to the 85$ price in the US.

So the H310 motherboard works in your opinion? I heard something about H310's PCIe only support Gen 2?
 

WildCard999

Titan
Moderator

Long story short, differences are minimal and as long as the H310 has been updated for 9th gen that's what I'd get for a budget build. The board I'd go for if I was using a beefier locked CPU like the 9400F would be the B365 boards as there close to the H370 in features but it comes down to what you need.
 

Long story short, differences are minimal and as long as the H310 has been updated for 9th gen that's what I'd get for a budget build. The board I'd go for if I was using a beefier locked CPU like the 9400F would be the B365 boards as there close to the H370 in features but it comes down to what you need.
I see. Thanks for explaining. So I'm guessing the features differences are the ones listed here:
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/282375-intel-launches-b365-chipset-welcomes-22nm-back-to-production
 
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IO mostly. B-series boards offer much more functionality for not much $$ increase if your in the bargain basement.
And I feel that buying boards with only 2 RAM slots (unless it's mITX) is short-sighted so that eliminates Hx10 boards.
The budget is very strict and B360 boards is an extra 30$ here so he's gonna settle with a board with 2 slots of RAM and he'll add another 8gb in the future since he doesn't wanna skimp on anything else.
 

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