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1050 Ti or SSD

Hi All

 

Id like to ask for some advice on whether to choose an MSI Geforce GTX 1050 TI Gaming X 4GB or an SSD for my PC.

 

I have the opportunity to get the GPU (preowned) for R2100 ($157) or a 500Gb SSD for around the same price.

I am looking to do a full upgrade of all my entire PC only in 2020 as then I will be working, so this upgrade I would hope to last me for at least the next 2 years.

I currently have 4.5 TB total Internal Storage (1 x 1TB, 1 x 3TB, 1 x 500GB), with my 500GB being my boot drive. I am planing to move most of that storage to a NAS in the next few months.

My GPU is a EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB.

 

Which option do you think would be most beneficial to me in the next 2 years as I am a gamer (no content creation done at all) and I would like to still be able to play modern games (low settings don't faze me) until I can afford a full upgrade.

 

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!!

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1 minute ago, darth_626 said:

Hi All

 

Id like to ask for some advice on whether to choose an MSI Geforce GTX 1050 TI Gaming X 4GB or an SSD for my PC.

 

I have the opportunity to get the GPU (preowned) for R2100 ($157) or a 500Gb SSD for around the same price.

I am looking to do a full upgrade of all my entire PC only in 2020 as then I will be working, so this upgrade I would hope to last me for at least the next 2 years.

I currently have 4.5 TB total Internal Storage (1 x 1TB, 1 x 3TB, 1 x 500GB), with my 500GB being my boot drive. I am planing to move most of that storage to a NAS in the next few months.

My GPU is a EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB.

 

Which option do you think would be most beneficial to me in the next 2 years as I am a gamer (no content creation done at all) and I would like to still be able to play modern games (low settings don't faze me) until I can afford a full upgrade.

 

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!!

Get a smaller ssd 120 gb and upgrade the gpu

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I would go for the graphics card if you are not bothered by slow booting, bad loading times at games and occasional stuttering in some of the newer titles (Playerunknown's Battlegrounds right now is almost unplayable without SSD because of the memory leak). On the other hand if you also use your PC for studies or working, SSD would be a great upgrade. For me it still is one of the best purchases I've ever made.

In conclusion, I would recomend going for the graphics card which should last a while at 1080p and later on get a smaller SSD. 120GB is really all you need and 500GB is overkill in my opinion.

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6 minutes ago, darth_626 said:

Hi All

 

Id like to ask for some advice on whether to choose an MSI Geforce GTX 1050 TI Gaming X 4GB or an SSD for my PC.

 

I have the opportunity to get the GPU (preowned) for R2100 ($157) or a 500Gb SSD for around the same price.

I am looking to do a full upgrade of all my entire PC only in 2020 as then I will be working, so this upgrade I would hope to last me for at least the next 2 years.

I currently have 4.5 TB total Internal Storage (1 x 1TB, 1 x 3TB, 1 x 500GB), with my 500GB being my boot drive. I am planing to move most of that storage to a NAS in the next few months.

My GPU is a EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB.

 

Which option do you think would be most beneficial to me in the next 2 years as I am a gamer (no content creation done at all) and I would like to still be able to play modern games (low settings don't faze me) until I can afford a full upgrade.

 

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!!

If I was in your situation I would go ahead and get the 1050 ti, i have the 650 ti boost myself and don't get me wrong it's a good card for gaming at medium-low settings 1080p but with the 1050 ti you will get good improvements. I don't personally mind waiting longer for the system to boot or a game to load but if you are an impatient person then go ahead and buy the SSD.

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Get a 250gb SSD by WD, not expensive and rather solid speeds. Then save for a couple of weeks or so for the 1050ti if not a 1060.

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That GPU is somewhat expensive for a 1050ti. 500GB SSD is more than what you need. I'd say get a cheaper graphics card and 120gb SATA ssd. Remember that a 120GB ssd wont hold games and OS at the same time.

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1050Ti

 

The jump from a GTX 650 to a 1050 Ti is going to be pretty significant. Having a SSD is nice, but in games, it won't matter much aside from saving +/- 30 seconds of load time.

 

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Also depends on your PC habits.

Do you boot up and fire game immediately for the rest of the day? Or you do some browsing, open programs here and there then game a bit, then switch to another game? 

 

If >70% of you time spent on your PC is in a game then go for the GPU, otherwise go for the SSD

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