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Sick of Bitcoin mining ruining graphics card prices!!! Solution: Get laptop or pre-built machine.

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I posted a slickdeal recently involving a gtx1070 laptop for less than 1k, and got all these thumbs down. I realized that it wasn't because of the deal, it was the chaotic market caused by the recent boom in gpu mining. People are upset right now over the ridiculous prices and when a good deal comes up, it gets thumbs down even though it's a great deal.

All of this is being caused by the digital cryptocurrency boom surrounding big players like bitcoin, litecoin, and erethreum to name a few.

As a result, hardware prices, namely gpu prices have become in ridiculous demand. Couple that with Ram shortages and it's been a disaster. I also think this is creating a domino effect, and motherboard prices, power supplies, and any other pc related component is going to shoot up in price. GTX1060 is around $400 or so. It's funny because I got my GTX1060 for about $130 AR a few months ago. Bleh, if Only I bought 10 of them back then, lol. GTX1070 prices are around $900 right now. GTX1080, pretty much well over $1k just for one.

AMD cards like the RX580 or RX570 also have been in shortage.

Who is really profiting off this? I'd say all hardware companies and computer manafacturers.

I'd say you are a lunatic to build a system right now with ram prices and gpu prices the way they are.

I'm a fan of building your own rig but the only reasonable prices out there are preconfigured pcs or laptops.
Created 01-24-2018 at 05:15 PM by Trifectah
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I'm sick of spoiled whiners. I'm also sick of people posting in the wrong forum.
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Or use it to mine on your down time to get your ROI back.
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Pretty sure it was TD because no one could replicate...
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Good luck mining Bitcoin with a gpu.
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I don't know what you're talking about. $970 for a full system while I wait for next gen GPUs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hyDfKZ

Just how you got your 1060 for $130, wait out deals for other components. A 1080 could have been had for ~$500 fairly recently.
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Quote from -Ardit-
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I don't know what you're talking about. $970 for a full system while I wait for next gen GPUs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hyDfKZ

Just how you got your 1060 for $130, wait out deals for other components. A 1080 could have been had for ~$500 fairly recently.
That link is broken on pcpartpicker. I didn't wait out deals, that GTX1060 for $130 was before the cryptocurrency boom obviously. Sure it was a great deal back then, but normal price for a 1060 was around $180 at that time.
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Quote from -Ardit-
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I don't know what you're talking about. $970 for a full system while I wait for next gen GPUs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hyDfKZ

Just how you got your 1060 for $130, wait out deals for other components. A 1080 could have been had for ~$500 fairly recently.
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Pretty sure it was TD because no one could replicate...
No many couldn't replicate because it had 1000 views in like one minute, then it got sold out.
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