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2018/02/13 14:22:18 (permalink)
Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET

 
There were once two kinds of PC gamers: those who bought prebuilt gaming rigskitted out with everything they needed to start playing, and those who took pride in building their own, more powerful machines. And that DIY crowd would often pay less for the exact same machine.
 
But those days might be over, at least for a little while. Over the last few weeks, the PC building community has struggled with widespread graphics card shortages and unprecedented price gouging. Suddenly, building your own gaming machine is prohibitively expensive -- if you can find the parts you need to build one at all.

 
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    ty_ger07
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/13 17:13:00 (permalink)
    I am sure it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that the current line of video cards are no longer being manufactured....
    The leftover over-priced ones sold by scalpers making the apparent price seem high is normal at the end of every generation.
    Wait a month, and then lets see if we still have a news story.
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/13 17:15:29 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    I am sure it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that the current line of video cards are no longer being manufactured....
    The leftover over-priced ones sold by scalpers making the apparent price seem high is normal at the end of every generation.
    Wait a month, and then lets see if we still have a news story.

    Wow! I did not know this NVIDIA is not making anymore GPU's for 10xx Cards anymore. Sad Really.
    Nvidia Plans GTX 2080 Ti, 2080 & 2070 Refresh With GDDR5X (Note the Date)
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/13 17:19:07 (permalink)
    That's what the internet rumor mill says at least. No official source is yet able to confirm due to NDA.
    https://wccftech.com/nvid...-2080-launching-april/
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/13 17:20:30 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    That's what the internet rumor mill says at least. No official source is yet able to confirm due to NDA.
    https://wccftech.com/nvid...-2080-launching-april/

    Mine is from 2016 at least yours is 2018

     

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/13 17:55:36 (permalink)
    Also need to blame Cell phones & Tablets for the crazy RAM prices -- RAM shortage since Qtr 3 - 2017 & price increases of Qtr 1 - 2018

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 01:24:54 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Also need to blame Cell phones & Tablets for the crazy RAM prices -- RAM shortage since Qtr 3 - 2017 & price increases of Qtr 1 - 2018



    Tell me about it, paying $235 "on sale" for DDR4 16GB I died a little inside.

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 06:24:26 (permalink)
    I am still suspicious about memory prices. There are only a small handful of memory manufacturers in the world and they have been busted multiple times for colluding and price-fixing. I don't believe them if they say that they are unable to meet demand. I just don't trust that they aren't purposely driving up costs again.
    post edited by ty_ger07 - 2018/02/14 09:29:37
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 08:22:26 (permalink)
    China doesn't think the ram folks are believable either
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 09:27:00 (permalink)
    Just like the Over Priced LCD and Plasma TV Prices a few years back.

     

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 09:38:29 (permalink)
    Didn't they do the RAM price fixing thing back 2011/12?  Seems like reoccurring issue with ram every few years.  As far as GPU's go I hope there is a new gen right around the corner.  It would be great if there is next gen coming in a little over a month or so.
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 13:39:55 (permalink)
    I'm here posting to get a 1080Ti and then find out that there's a 2080 this year. well, I'm waiting then haha
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/14 19:09:29 (permalink)
    If Nvidia really wants to help their base, they come out with GeForce Volta very soon to stick it to all the scalpers out there with their old stock of overpriced GPUs.  BOOM!  
    post edited by GTXJackBauer - 2018/02/14 19:11:27

         
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/15 08:57:33 (permalink)
    I haven't read about Volta. wat?
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/15 22:41:51 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    I am still suspicious about memory prices. There are only a small handful of memory manufacturers in the world and they have been busted multiple times for colluding and price-fixing. I don't believe them if they say that they are unable to meet demand. I just don't trust that they aren't purposely driving up costs again.


    On top of that there just don't seem to be any actual shortages of phones or PC memory but yet they swear up and down they need to raise prices cause they can't meet demand.

    When is the last time you logged into Newegg and went darn no ssds ram or phones available...

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/16 00:27:01 (permalink)
    GTXJackBauer
    If Nvidia really wants to help their base, they come out with GeForce Volta very soon to stick it to all the scalpers out there with their old stock of overpriced GPUs.  BOOM!  




    That would be dependent on what the power of Volta is over the last generation as well as the price and finally availability. if you can't buy a Volta, the price is higher or if Volta doesn't add much to mining the last generation could be a good option. Unfortunately while some scalpers might get stuck with old product I think Volta will probably sell well to resellers. 
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/16 19:19:38 (permalink)
     
    Get a high paying job. Problem solved.     :P

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/17 02:47:00 (permalink)
    The worst thing about it is that cryptocurrency is not productive at all, it helps no one, value back by zilch. The energy that crypto mining goes not to make our earth a worse place. Increase green house exhaustion, wasting electricity. 
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/19 03:56:34 (permalink)
    This is same scenario when floods raised hdd prices. It was few years up there (until SSDs came). Now they have some face and its called miners. Like they are 100% to blame over this.

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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/19 07:06:51 (permalink)
    Yeah, I don't get how crypto currency will catch on when it's so volatile. It behaves much more like a stock or commodity than a currency. Currencies should be stable. Why spend a Bitcoin when it goes up in value so much? Seems like you hurt yourself by spending it.
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/02/19 10:08:00 (permalink)
    Crypto currency is a huge improvement on regular currency as the government doesn't have control over it yet so there's no money printing.
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/03/15 06:05:32 (permalink)
    Hopefully prices goes down after they release series 20xx
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/03/15 11:02:08 (permalink)
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    Crypto currency is a huge improvement on regular currency as the government doesn't have control over it yet so there's no money printing.




    Yup, much better to see 20% buying power swings in my currency /s. Getting paid one day, and wondering if tomorrow it is worth 20% more or 20% less. I'd rather have the government print the money and secure it,so that relatively speaking my money is worth the same today as it was yesterday so I can at least plan my finance. Granted my opinion is based on the fact that I live in the US, which has a very stable currency.
    post edited by prometheus0102 - 2018/03/15 11:03:11
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    Re: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency - CNET 2018/03/15 11:18:24 (permalink)
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    Crypto currency is a huge improvement on regular currency as the government doesn't have control over it yet so there's no money printing.




    Yup, much better to see 20% buying power swings in my currency /s. Getting paid one day, and wondering if tomorrow it is worth 20% more or 20% less. I'd rather have the government print the money and secure it,so that relatively speaking my money is worth the same today as it was yesterday so I can at least plan my finance. Granted my opinion is based on the fact that I live in the US, which has a very stable currency.




    Can't go down the street, pull out a thousandth of a fraction of a bitcoin, and buy anything either. 
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