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How are you all coping with increasing PC hardware and tech prices around the world?

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I want a 3090 but i refuse to pay £2000.

Bought one for £1900 but the seller cancelled order.

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i dont play very demanding games. Also, my refresh is only at 60 so there is that. im currently planning on upgrading the cpu to a 5600x or 3600xt depending on if the 5600x drops back down to 299 or not. aside from that i just sold my rx470 8gb for 500 and purchased an hp gtx 1650 super and have been using it. also put in a samsung pm981a. got that for 35 bucks. i have the gpu memory overclocked 1000+. it will max the slider and the performance scales with it. i know many people hit a wall where when they push it past a certain point there is no gains but this one doenst act that way so i got a realy good card. i believe its because its micron memory and its rated to be at 14gb/s according to the part number on them.

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Nice. But seriously, get a decent 120hz monitor at least. It's most of the lure of PC gaming. Otherwise consoles are actually good options for most 60fps gaming.
 
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Nice. But seriously, get a decent 120hz monitor at least. It's most of the lure of PC gaming. Otherwise consoles are actually good options for most 60fps gaming.
ive been considering it.

edit: thing is tho, i dont just use my pc for games. i actually use it more for browsing and making youtube vids.
 

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ive been considering it.

edit: thing is tho, i dont just use my pc for games. i actually use it more for browsing and making youtube vids.
It doesn't matter. 120hz is like minimum standard for good experience imo.

Makes everything better.

Just don't make the mistake of buying a crap panel.
 
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It doesn't matter. 120hz is like minimum standard for good experience imo.

Makes everything better.

Just don't make the mistake of buying a crap panel.
Why is 120hz a minimum standard for a good experience?
I've had some great experiences with a 60hz TV or at least I thought I was having a good time with the games I play.
Maybe in my 20+ years of gaming I thought I had a good time but my mind hasn't caught up yet to tell me it sucks.
 
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I cope really well.

Mostly I dont have time to play.

When I do, its games that were made at least decade ago, which fly quite nicely even on my ancient setup (underclocked Titan Xp helps too).

I dont plan to upgrade anything unless something breaks, then I hit second-hand market.

Eventually I will upgrade to some 1-2 generations younger setup than my own (that will be still old as fk). Second-hand.

Also HW isnt expensive, just world is economically going to hell.
 

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I would really like a GPU.. but as it turns out I don't need one for awhile still. Summer is just about here, and I plan on getting as much sunshine as possible this year. By the time I'm ready to purchase, I probably wont be spoiled for choice, but I'm sure the choice will be better then it is now, hopefully near srp. Who knows, maybe Ampere is the new Fermi and what comes after will be worth the wait?
 
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I will just wait until I can get something at MSRP. I'd like a 3060Ti or a 3070 but I'm not paying the insane prices. Paying scalpers only reinforces scalping. I feel scalping is a bit immoral, so I refuse to support it. My Vega 64 is still pushing 60FPS with settings cranked in most titles at 1080p that is fine with me.
 
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i bought a few overpriced GPUs (RTX 2060 Super for 450€ from local shops)
and i flipped them on Ebay until i have enough profit to buy a overpriced Ampere GPU.
 
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i bought a few overpriced GPUs (RTX 2060 Super for 450€ from local shops)
and i flipped them on Ebay until i have enough profit to buy a overpriced Ampere GPU.

Thats like the price we had here before this whole craze started, sounds about normal to me if brand new.:D 'at least for half decent models not the crappiest ones'
 
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in the US my experiences are :
the issue (that ive noticed) is limited to shortages of certain AMD CPU's, & most low to high end GPU's.
So there isnt a issue with PC component pricing , it an issue with sourcing GPU's from 1st party sellers (also there are plenty of msrp CPU's available aside from the specific Ryzen chips that are hard to find)
prices in the US dont seem different than they were a year or so ago. I wont figure scalper prices in, since i dont operate in that market space & no one should.

PSU's are a little limited, but there are plenty around at msrp (especially if youre in the sub 1000W PSU market), same goes for cases & RAM as well as SSD's.
The issue is only problematic if you are dead set on building an AMD based system, or you cant recycle your last PC's GPU.

im building a nice 11700K PC right now, its not costing me more than my last build did, & it has all modern or to be released HW.

if i cant find the TV remote, i dont think its a bad time to watch TV, i just look under another cushion until i find it.
 
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For my gmaing PC, I'm waiting impatiently for my "ships in 2 days" Ryzen 9 order that mysteriously changed to "all backordered" when I placed it seven weeks ago. Meanwhile, my living room PC is likely to be stuck with its Radeon HD7870 for the remainder of 2021.
 
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Have 2 PCs ready for graphics cards for some time now and I'm f*cked beyond repair due to the circumstances. :(

I really need to start a new hobby or I will start breaking things around the house. :mad:

Alternatively, I could just relapse back to drinking which I'd really hate to - considering the mental effort it took to call it quits. :oops:
 
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I'm beyond fed up with the market right now. COVID, scalpers, and mining is the worst trifecta effect that could happen to the PC and tech world. I'm PC builder, seller, and hobbyist. It's times like these that I am glad I never passed up on any good deals I cam across, whether I needed it or not. I stocked up on MoBs, CPUs, Coolers, PSUs, RAM, Cases, GPUs, SSDs, M.2s, HDs, and Peripherals. I was always able to give people amazing deals on parts and builds because I saved a ton on the front end. Now I have to hold on to almost everything because I can't force myself to be a part of the problem and raise my prices like everyone else is... The price I'd sell stuff at wouldn't allow me to turn around and buy more of that component because of the insane prices. Example: I got a ton of amazing PowerColor RX570s off Newegg for $130 on 3/17/2019 and they stayed around that for a very long time. Now, the are going for insane amounts around $400+! It's mind blowing. Or old 1050tis and 750tis going for 200%/300% more than usual. I'm over it to be honest. People need to stop giving in and paying these prices to companies and scalpers. Maybe it'll actually start change.. Just a thought.
 
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For my gmaing PC, I'm waiting impatiently for my "ships in 2 days" Ryzen 9 order that mysteriously changed to "all backordered" when I placed it seven weeks ago. Meanwhile, my living room PC is likely to be stuck with its Radeon HD7870 for the remainder of 2021.
i had a 3080 that i order in early March that was 'processing' then changed to backordered.
i finally got a notification that it was shipping out. it processed for 2 weeks.

manufacturers are genuinely struggling i guess.
i called BS when they started saying it a few months back, but i guess i was wrong.

it wont last forever,
 
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Tech and PC building is my biggest hobby growing up it was around in 2015 where I started building my own PC. I had alot of fun time during those years. Being from asia part tech parts are general higher price that other places. I was happy when amazon and newegg began shipping to my country. It really saved at least 30% than buying it locally. It was a fun time building low end builds and me shopping around the 2nd hand market locally here for my rather lower end PC. I remember the days spending hours on amazon feeling good finding deals for under $100 for psu and rams. Also got a massive amount of fun with my $50 intel Pentium G3258 cpu then. Awesome value then having a cpu that is the performance of something at least 3 times that after overclock.

Fast forward now to 2021 looking at amazon and newegg. Prices are just so impossible now, the days of me saving buying online is coming towards and end. Even locally here in my country price and stock is not any better. Price are inflation are generally more mild the increase from the already high base price for Asia do not jump as much as in country like usa. My cheap 2nd hand market is pretty much eliminated here. The low stocks of items in general is the huge problem.

Right now after hearing news of dram and nand prices predicted to rise up and the global chip shortage. It makes me wonder if I should just take the hit now and buy all the ssd and rams I predict I would need. In this economy I don't want to spent much but seeing the trend on the way up I may have to bite the bullet now. I am gonna miss those time where I get reasonable parts for under $100 in fact my pc back in 2014 the parts are mostly under $60.

Sorry for the rant. What would you all do? Buy all the things now and just hold out and see. Or risk paying higher prices down the road?


just go to console gaming. whenever those come in stock regularly. the xbox series X all access for 34.95 a month is the best deal in gaming right now. xbox ultimate pass, and you get the series x console. you pay that 35 bucks a month for 24 months. and loads of great games there. it comes in stock at walmart march 25th i think. it says on the product page if you just google it.

doesn't get better than that though. add in gamefly disc rental for 15 bucks a month for a game you want not on game pass... and its a fantastic value.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Xbox-Series-X/443574645 scroll down you can see all access option is coming 3pm est time march 25th. if i didnt get lucky with my 6800 and 5600x i'd be doing that asap. such a great value.game pass always has a load of games i want to play.
 
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i bought a few overpriced GPUs (RTX 2060 Super for 450€ from local shops)
and i flipped them on Ebay until i have enough profit to buy a overpriced Ampere GPU.
If you can't beat them join them I guess. :D

in the US my experiences are :
the issue (that ive noticed) is limited to shortages of certain AMD CPU's, & most low to high end GPU's.
So there isnt a issue with PC component pricing , it an issue with sourcing GPU's from 1st party sellers (also there are plenty of msrp CPU's available aside from the specific Ryzen chips that are hard to find)
prices in the US dont seem different than they were a year or so ago. I wont figure scalper prices in, since i dont operate in that market space & no one should.

PSU's are a little limited, but there are plenty around at msrp (especially if youre in the sub 1000W PSU market), same goes for cases & RAM as well as SSD's.
The issue is only problematic if you are dead set on building an AMD based system, or you cant recycle your last PC's GPU.

im building a nice 11700K PC right now, its not costing me more than my last build did, & it has all modern or to be released HW.

if i cant find the TV remote, i dont think its a bad time to watch TV, i just look under another cushion until i find it.
GPUs are the main issue and Ryzen 5x00 when they came out. You can definitely get very nice deals especially on Comet Lake.
That brings me to the question is 11700k really worth an 60%($249 vs $399) extra over 10700k ?
 
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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
just go to console gaming. whenever those come in stock regularly. the xbox series X all access for 34.95 a month is the best deal in gaming right now. xbox ultimate pass, and you get the series x console. you pay that 35 bucks a month for 24 months. and loads of great games there. it comes in stock at walmart march 25th i think. it says on the product page if you just google it.

doesn't get better than that though. add in gamefly disc rental for 15 bucks a month for a game you want not on game pass... and its a fantastic value.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Xbox-Series-X/443574645 scroll down you can see all access option is coming 3pm est time march 25th. if i didnt get lucky with my 6800 and 5600x i'd be doing that asap. such a great value.game pass always has a load of games i want to play.
Talking about value just imagine if Microsoft allowed dual booting Windows 10 on the Series X on it's powerful APU Series X APU ~ Ryzen 2700x / 6800xt. My guess is they didn't want to step on the other system builders toes plus they want the consoles to go gamers so they can make their profits there.

60% extra over what?
Over 10700k.
 
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