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It's great,last year just before the lockdown happened in South Africa a 32gb 3600c16 Gskill kit of ram was just under R2500,now that same kit is R4300.
I'm waiting till it is at least at double the price,then it will be worth the purchase.
 
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I am in a fortunate position compared to some gamers. I built my present rig about 4 years ago and planned to do a new build next year but I can easily put that off. I upgraded to a 2070 Super before prices went way up and it's fine for now even on most modern games. What I've done is to start chipping away at my backlog of games that go all the way back to the early 90s mixed with playing some newer games. I am fine to wait for a few years this way as long as nothing breaks.

You know how most of us say we will clear our backlog one day. Well, now is the time to do that for me.
 
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ive order 3 3070s over the last few month only to get emails tell me there outa stock and thay wont be getting any in untill the 12th of never, im kicking my self because i could of had a 3080 at msrp and turned it down like a dick :confused:.
 
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It's definitely not a buyer's market right now, so I don't buy. My 1070 is more than enough. Everyone has a backlog of games anyway, right? Or find new, interesting things to play that don't require the combined computing power of NASA to run.

Yeah, more than enough backlog games to last me the whole year if need be.
Those run just fine even on my RX 570, new games are kinda meh anyway and theres barely a few that interest me and they aint going anywhere either. 'at least by the time I can buy a new GPU they might be fixed with patches :laugh:.

Not gonna lie tho, I was quite pissed/salty when my GPU upgrade plan was denied earlier this year cause of this crap situation but since that I just bought other new quality of life stuff upgrades instead.
Like a 1TB NVMe SSD for games only and my first mecha keyboard.

Funny thing is that this card was supposed to be a temporary solution back in 2018 when I bought it until I can buy something better.Well now it looks like I'm gonna use it for 3 years, if not a bit more.
Only thing I'm hoping for now is to not have this card die on me until this thing is over.
 

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in South Africa a 32gb 3600c16 Gskill kit of ram was just under R2500,now that same kit is R4300.
I'm waiting till it is at least at double the price,then it will be worth the purchase.
I am confused, or maybe my English is trash.
The price was R2500 now is R4300 meaning it's expensive than before but you're waiting till the price it's at least double which means R8600 then it's worth the purchase? I am freaking confused:confused:
 

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I am confused, or maybe my English is trash.
The price was R2500 now is R4300 meaning it's expensive than before but you're waiting till the price it's at least double which means R8600 then it's worth the purchase? I am freaking confused:confused:
That post is dripping with sarcasm.
 
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I'm dealing with it by selling 3-5 year-old hardware for more than I originally paid for it. :p
 
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Simply waiting. I'm not going to blast my entire stimulus on an overpriced gpu.
 
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Please see my system specs. At 1080p I am certainly not complaining, so I do fail to see why some of you (which already own far more recent and powerful rigs) should complain much either. Business related stuff may be an excuse, but not being able to play a recent AAA game at say, 4K60+ isn't really (imo).
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Waiting and saving.

My current rig should be good for at least another 3-4 years.
 

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Lucky enough to build a new rig just before the madness. If nothing breaks down I should be good for the next 5 years.
 
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Please see my system specs. At 1080p I am certainly not complaining, so I do fail to see why some of you (which already own far more recent and powerful rigs) should complain much either. Business related stuff may be an excuse, but not being able to play a recent AAA game at say, 4K60+ isn't really (imo).
/rant

I guess it depends on how you look at it/different perspective.

I mean yeah I was planning to finally upgrade to a RX 5600 XT/5700 or 2060/S as my next card for 3-4 years. 'around 3 is the norm for me'

Yet there are ppl who have that or better and complain that they can't buy new cards, while I'm getting by with a card thats half/ or even weaker than what those ppl already own.:laugh:

But then again I'm not even playing at 1440p let alone 4k nor high refresh rate. '75 and I don't even care about that'

I do agree tho that in some cases it does sounds like complaining about not having the latest and greatest luxury stuff.
 
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I'm getting by with the shortage as well as reasonably possible.
Obviously less builds getting done but on the plus side at least I get more chilling time.
I have struggled but managed to build 3x Rx 580 with a six core PC's with mice keyboards and monitor's for £800 all in since before Christmas but the GPU drought will make this last one my last for a bit.

My pc is in need of a GPU but my laptop is at Min upto date spec level with a 2060 so I can hold out.
 

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I mean I got my 5600X at MSRP so that was fine but seeing as there’s literally no GPUs available I’m “saving“ money I guess despite planning a new GPU as my final upgrade
 
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Had hoped for new systems for the wife and myself for the past year or so, but instead have been working on a HTPC/console emulator and just upgraded a side-box from GTX 660 to a 680.
 

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Have Microcenter store near me ram, cpu mb and M.2/ssd prices are pretty good right now it's just the damn GPU situation. I just refuse to over pay for one. Have GTX 1070 which honestly runs everything I like to play atm so I'll just have to fight the upgrade bug until the market sorts it self out which looks like it gonna be while.
 
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I'm glad I did my upgrades over the last three months - Ryzen 5600X, RX 5700 XT and the LG 144Hz QHD monitor. On the other hand, we are quite accustomed to crazy prices here in Argentina and one has to play the exchange rate game to stay ahead, not to mention 0% interest deals over 18 months on many products, which is an inflation buster.
I paid roughly MSRP for these components, but now GPUs have gone through the roof, even though availability is good.
 
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Lucky enough to build a new rig just before the madness. If nothing breaks down I should be good for the next 5 years.
10400f + B460M + RTX 2070 that's how distribute your money when making gaming rig!!!
I don't know how many times I've recommended this build.
Right before the 3070s were to be released there were few 1080ti for $250 on market place that would been my ultimate combo for anyone 10400f + B460M + 1080ti which would roughly cost $470.
That's a lot a bang for your buck.

/rant
Please see my system specs. At 1080p I am certainly not complaining, so I do fail to see why some of you (which already own far more recent and powerful rigs) should complain much either. Business related stuff may be an excuse, but not being able to play a recent AAA game at say, 4K60+ isn't really (imo).
/rant
It's easy to lose perspective if you are "enthusiast" you start spending so much money to play on higher refresh, resolution and detail that can forget that you can play and enjoy games at lower resolution, fps and detail. Personally I'll get a kick out of making the most out of a budget more then building $2k rig, it runs all on max daah it's $2k. Well for that money it better. lol
 
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10400f + B460M + RTX 2070 that's how distribute your money when making gaming rig!!!
I don't know how many times I've recommended this build.

Was eyeing 3600, but but poor stock happened :rolleyes:
 
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How are you all coping with increasing PC hardware and tech prices around the world?
It hasn't changed anything for me. Inflation is just a fact of life.

If I need a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk but the prices have jumped 10%, I am still going to buy a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk.

If I need to fuel up my truck, and gas is up $.50 per gallon, I am still going to fill up my truck.

If I need a new power supply for my computer, I am still going to buy a new power supply. And no, I am not going to now buy a generic budget supply but the same quality supply from the same reputable maker.

Now if I don't need something, but just want it, and it is a big ticket (expensive) item, I might hold off a bit to see what the prices are going to do. But typically, when I am ready to buy, I buy. Why? Because tomorrow the prices might go up!
 

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System Name PC1| PC2|Poweredge r410
Processor i7 9700k| Ryzen 1600| 2 x E5620 @2.4GHz
Memory 16GB DDR4 |16GB DDR4 | 32GB ECC DDR3
Video Card(s) GTX 1070|2 x RX570 |On-Board
Storage 512GB SSD+1TB SSD|512GB SSD+1TB|2x256GBSSD 2x2TBGB
Display(s) 50" 4k TV | 27" + 2 x 24" LCD Setup
Software Windows 10 |Windows 10| Server 2012 r2
Waiting and saving.

My current rig should be good for at least another 3-4 years.
You poor thing i9 and RTX 2080. lol

Was eyeing 3600, but but poor stock happened :rolleyes:
Looking at the Microcenter prices 3600 is $199 and 10400f is $129 and the 10400f is faster for gaming so you got lucky. lol
I've worked in computer stores for 10 years before I moved to US, people would always ask which is one better "this or this" I always asked at what price tag. ;)

Intel should hurry up with their discrete graphics cards with the current market you can slap a display port on a turd and put in a shiny box and sell with no issues. :D
 
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