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what the FUCK is going on with pc hardware?

1 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 11:11
https://i.imgur.com/GRbadF7.jpg

a fucking 1660ti, an entry-level card that could be bought for under $300 a year ago is either out of stock everywhere or a fucking thousand dollars? this is fucking retarded, pc gaming was a godamn mistake.
2 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 11:41
This is nothing new. Blame bitcoin.
3 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 12:15
>>1
I feel you op, everybody and their mother are building a new rig for the pandemic. It's a pain in the ass
4 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 12:48
>>1
Its fat cunt bitcoin miners buying fucking gpus in bulk. Its the same deal with the new consoles too
5 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 13:22
It sucks, really want to upgrade my Vega 64
6 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 13:55
>>1
Built my new rtx2080s rig about a year before the 30xx series launched and was kind of gutted to hear about their lower price point to performance. I could basically sell my 2080s card for almost twice its original price atm, softens the blows a little
7 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 14:29
>>1
Resellers use bots to nab everything the moment it becomes available
8 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 15:36
>>3
theyre gonna be some awesome deals when everyone is forced to go back to work and cant use their shiny $1500 toy tho.
9 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 17:16
>>1
not manufacturing enough cards to meet demand was a mistake
at least for us. this artificial scarcity is great for the companies making the cards and scalpers
10 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 18:07
>>1
https://i.imgur.com/03S8w3d.jpg
look at this bullshit. I bought an RX 5700 for $440 cdn in 2019
11 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 19:31
>>10
Not buying Intel + Nvidia
12 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 20:21
>>1
crypto miners buying up stock
scalpers buying up stock and driving up prices because they need money in a pandemic
One factory making AMD, nVidia GPUs and silicon for Apple, PS5 and Xbox X

Capitalism sucks yo.
13 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 21:45
>>12
This, we need communism so the government can tell us what we can and can't do at every turn. Surely they would innovate better video cards while they're at it.
14 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 22:18
>>13
This, we need communism so the government can tell us what we can and can't do at every turn.

2021
still being stuck in the binary
15 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 22:35
>>3
It is not going to change any time soon, it takes $1bn and 2 years to build a new fab yo ramp production.
Who's going to do that if they expect the demand will drop in another year or less?
16 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 22:48
>>11
nvidia card's at the time were ridiculously overpriced in canada, and tbh i've been pretty happy with the 5700 aside from some earlier driver issues.
17 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 23:10
>>2
>>4
>>12
crypto miners
crypto mining hasn't been worth the cost of the electricity to run these machines, the real reason is >>7

get with the times grandpas
18 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 23:27
>>13
If we were under communism we’d all be in work camps and have no need to play video games

Check mate capitalists
19 Name: Anonymous 2021-02-12 23:44
>>13
cOmMuNiSm TeLlS uS wHaT wE cAn Do

laws
market regulations
you are an idiot

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