How to smartly invest in your GPU

Fardeen Kabir | Thursday, 12 May 2022

When budgeting for a PC, people often make mistakes in terms of allocating money for their graphics card.

We often invest in PC components that are overpriced and do not add to the performance. Before you need to know anything, there’s one golden rule you should remember that will help you to smartly invest in your GPU - always spend the extra cash on your GPU, not on any other PC components.

Let’s discuss how to smartly save money so that you can invest it in your graphics card.

Don’t overspend on motherboards

This is the most common mistake people make. A general buyer usually buys a 4-core or a 6-core CPU, and these processors do not need any sort of higher-end motherboards to produce their optimal performance.

Suppose you are buying a 6-core CPU that costs Tk 18,000. Then don’t go for a motherboard that costs Tk 14,000. Any motherboard that is within Tk 9,000-11,000 range will run your 6-core CPU just fine.

Always buy a better GPU, not the CPU:

If your main focus is gaming, then the GPU is the most vital part of your computer. We all make PC purchasing decisions based on CPU+GPU combination. And most of the time people overspend on their CPU.

Suppose you have two combinations - a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU+ RTX 2060 GPU, or a Ryzen 7 3700x CPU + GTX 1660 super GPU. You should always go for the combination with the higher-end GPU, meaning the former.

It will support your game better and will last you longer. Keep in mind that no modern-day games can benefit from CPUs that have more than 6-cores, let alone older games.

Other components:

You won’t have to buy a Tk 6,000 casing, or RGB RAMs to have better cooling and better performance on your PC.

Buy non-RGB RAMs, they are substantially cheaper and have the same performance, and go for casings within Tk 3,000-4,000 with two or more fans. You can even opt for casings within Tk 2,000-2,500 if you are buying a 4-core CPU.

Also, for a 4-core CPU, you won’t need a CPU cooler, and for any 6-core CPU, coolers within Tk 2500 will serve you more than enough.

Check the TDP of your GPU and CPU, if you need a 550 WATT power supply for your system, then don’t buy a 650 WATT power supply for ‘safety purposes,’ it serves no purpose and costs a lot more. Save the money on your components and invest it in your GPU.

You can always buy the expensive peripherals later:

When budgeting for a PC, always leave the budget for expensive peripherals later. You can always save money and buy a new mouse or a keyboard, it is not every day you can just go out and buy a GPU.

So spend on your GPU first, then try to spend money on other expensive peripherals.

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