[SOLVED] Should I buy a GT 1030 or Should I wait till I save up some money for a Full PC Upgrade

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So, I currently have a 6-7 year old machine with i3 2100 + Gigabyte H61M-DS2 & 6GB Ram, I'm getting sick of the integrated Intel HD 2000 Graphics and am looking forward to a GPU Upgrade, the one in my affordable range and suitable for my PSU was GT 1030 (7K INR = ~100$) and it turned out despite the criticism, the card is quite decent and might run some games I'm looking forward to play
I currently freelance and earn a little sum monthly, so saving up would take some time,
Now my question is, should I upgrade to it temporarily or should I save and fully upgrade my PC which will cost around 40K INR (~550$)

Thanks to everyone who helped me out :)
 
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So, I currently have a 6-7 year old machine with i3 2100 + Gigabyte H61M-DS2 & 6GB Ram, I'm getting sick of the integrated Intel HD 2000 Graphics and am looking forward to a GPU Upgrade, the one in my affordable range and suitable for my PSU was GT 1030 (7K INR = ~100$) and it turned out despite the criticism, the card is quite decent and might run some games I'm looking forward to play
I currently freelance and earn a little sum monthly, so saving up would take some time,
Now my question is, should I upgrade to it temporarily or should I save and fully upgrade my PC which will cost around 40K INR (~550$)
Well you could do that but the problem will be u put 7k now on a gt1030 and later on 40k pc build doesn't seems wise
 
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You are not upgrading GPU , you DONT HAVE ANY GPU. you are still on 7 years old integrated graphics ?

If you want to enjoy some gaming get the card , saving $100 extra is not a big deal when a new system will cost you $550 ...

also , if you can get GTX 1050 ti then better to do , try to avoid 1030 ... try used market. dont buy new one.
Thanks! You're the man, but it turns out even if I am to buy a low profile 1050 2GB, I'll still need to invest some money in my PSU
But thanks for reaching out! :)
 

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You are not upgrading GPU , you DONT HAVE ANY GPU. you are still on 7 years old integrated graphics ?

If you want to enjoy some gaming get the card , saving $100 extra is not a big deal when a new system will cost you $550 ...

also , if you can get GTX 1050 ti then better to do , try to avoid 1030 ... try used market. dont buy new one.
Exactly that is what i meant spending Rs.7k(100$) on a gt 1030 is not worth when you could get a new 1050ti at Rs.10444(+$50)
 
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Well you could do that but the problem will be u put 7k now on a gt1030 and later on 40k pc build doesn't seems wise
You are very correct, but I'll be buying it out of desperation because I've lived on Intel's Integrated Graphics for years, hope you understand
Also, Thanks for reaching out! :)
 

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You are very correct, but I'll be buying it out of desperation because I've lived on Intel's Integrated Graphics for years, hope you understand
Also, Thanks for reaching out! :)
Your welcome my friend being an Indian myself ik how pricey the parts are but ill recommend you to check on website like quickr and olx where i recently saw a zotac gtx 1050ti (used) for Rs 6500
 
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Sure! But if I'm buying a brand new, I'd go for a GT1030 > GT710
Yes you could by all means get the gpu you like i said gt 710 bcz it's still faster than your integrated graphics and cost only 3k and if you get gt1030 about 7k remeber about the used gtx 1050ti about 6500 , if you goto stores you might get new for maybe 8k thats not double the price but the performance will be alot better than that and a single fan gtx 1050ti won't need a pcie cable
 
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Yes you could by all means get the gpu you like i said gt 710 bcz it's still faster than your integrated graphics and cost only 3k and if you get gt1030 about 7k remeber about the used gtx 1050ti about 6500 , if you goto stores you might get new for maybe 8k thats not double the price but the performance will be alot better than that and a single fan gtx 1050ti won't need a pcie cable
Yes you could by all means get the gpu you like i said gt 710 bcz it's still faster than your integrated graphics and cost only 3k and if you get gt1030 about 7k remeber about the used gtx 1050ti about 6500 , if you goto stores you might get new for maybe 8k thats not double the price but the performance will be alot better than that and a single fan gtx 1050ti won't need a pcie cable
Ohh, so are you saying that I wouldn't need to upgrade my PSU (Power Supply) If I buy a single fan GTX 1050TI
If not I can definitely buy that card, also do you mind if I start a conversation with you?
 
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