Previously, I shared with you guys that my second son who is pursuing a Masters of Science was blessed with AUD6K because his university recognized his excellent results and awarded him a scholarship. Since he earned the scholarship from his own hard work, it is not my money, therefore, I allowed him to get his dream computer gaming desktop.
As for his tuition fee for next year, it is my duty as a dad to provide him an education and moreover, it was me who insisted that he pursue a Masters Degree. Therefore, as far as financing his education, it is my responsibility. So, to me the scholarship of AUD6K is not my money but God blessed my son.
Anyway, as mentioned previously, my son had received the following parts as of 13th November 2019:
- Processor – AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Generation 3600
- MotherBoard – MSI Tomahawk MAX B450
- Graphic Card – AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro RX 5700 XT
- SSD – Intel 1TB
- RAM – Corsair 16GB DDR4 Vengeance Pro
- Power Supply – Corsair RM 650x
- Monitor – AOC 32in QHD 144Hz Curved
However, the Phanteks Eclipse P600s Desktop Casing only arrived via courier on the morning of 14th November 2019 and my second son immediately started to assemble his dream gaming rig.
My Son’s Gaming Rig Under Construction
My Son’s Gaming Rig Assembled By Himself And It’s Working Flawlessly
I tell you, when I saw the “Ah Beng” moving light on the Graphic Card, it made me feel like getting a unit too, haha. Below is a video of the changing moving color light of the Graphic Card:
Sample Video from my son’s new gaming rig:
Paying with PayPal
Like I mentioned previously, my son had to pay with PayPal as the merchant does not accept non-Austalian Bank issued credit card.
In PayPal, we get to choose either pay with PayPal where they convert the amount to MYR or pay in Australia Dollar with the credit card.
My son did select the Pay with Credit Card in AUD but the transaction was rejected. So he then chose PayPal option where the amount was converted to Ringgit., and the transaction was successful.
In respect to the above paragraph, guess what? The PayPal transaction did not earn me any Treats Points even thought it was charged to my son’s Supp MBB VI in Ringgit. WTF!!! I loss 4.5K air miles because of PayPal (transaction posted at M2U more than a week ago) !!! Next time I know better, never pay with PayPal and if I need to do so, better I use my Citibank Australia Platinum Visa (shown in the previous related article)!
Luckily 3 parts of my second son’s gaming rig, i.e. the processor, motherboard and 32in monitor, were purchased in a physical computer store in Melbourne CBD where I did earn 3K air miles by using my MBB VI.
Addendum: In respect to the PayPal payment mentioned above, I contacted Maybank Customer Service and was informed that they did award me Treats Points for this said payment. Long story….. but good to know we do get Treats Points when we pay via PayPal.
How Much Would A Similar Gaming Rig Cost In Malaysia?
I shall now compute the price required to build a similar gaming rig in KL based on the Price List below:
- Processor – AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Generation 3600: Similar Ryzen 5 2600X RM1069
- MotherBoard – MSI Tomahawk MAX B450 – RM510
- Graphic Card – AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro RX 5700 XT RM1959
- SSD – Intel 1TB: Similar WD 1TB RM799
- RAM – Corsair 16GB DDR4 Vengeance Pro RM969
- Power Supply – Corsair RM 650x RM449
- Monitor – Equivalent Vewsonic 144Hz 32in RM1399
- Casing = Equivalent Thermaltake Tempered Glass RM279
** Edited** Earlier I added up wrongly the total cost of my son’s gaming rig where the price was RM2K higher than in KL.
Well, guess what? The total price of the components used to assemble my son gaming rig is about the same in Australia, i.e. RM7.595.
But come to think of it, I am not going to build a RM7K+ computer for myself as it is a waste of money since it will be obsolete in a few years time. I think I will get myself the cheapest Acer Nitro 5 that comes with 512GB SSD considering that my son’s Acer Nitro have been performing flawlessly for the past 4 years.
And the joke to me is, my son’s Graphic Card cost close to RM2K which I can buy a new completely built Acer Nitro 5 for another RM500 that comes with 2 years warranty.
Code Word: Nitro