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Old 01-30-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I built my current PC (i7 3770k, 32GB of RAM, a 256GB SATA Crucial SSD) back in 2013. I've added a GTX 960 graphics board and a 512GB 850 Pro since then.

I have a 4K monitor and wanted to be able to game in 4K, but component prices have gotten outrageous. A GTX 1080TI is going for something like $1,300 on the street on the account of crypto mining. There's also a shortage of DRAM, spiking a 16GB memory kit well over $200. I didn't spend much more than $200 on the 32GB of RAM back then.

A 1080 TI + RAM + motherboard will put me close to $2,000 after sales tax. I won't be upgrading for the foreseeable future. Are your upgrade plans on hold in this market?
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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GTX 1080TI starts at $700, Depending on which version you choose will make it's price higher.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...e-gtx-1080-ti/

And your comp is a GTX 960? Try being in the same family of at least a 980 or a Titan as a comp.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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This is a simple example of the Law of Supply and Demand.
The demand jumped way up when someone figured out that graphic cards could be used for mining.
When the value of the bitcoins drop or the factories catch up with the demand, the supply will rise and the prices will fall back to where they were.

Actually, consider: If the value of bitcoins were to crash, then there would be a LOT of high-end graphic cards no-longer generating revenue probably leading to a glut of used high-end cards for sale.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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First of all you don't need a freaking TI to game in 4K!
A 1070 can handle that.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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GTX 1080TI starts at $700, Depending on which version you choose will make it's price higher.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...e-gtx-1080-ti/

And your comp is a GTX 960? Try being in the same family of at least a 980 or a Titan as a comp.
That's MSRP. I haven't seen one for close to that in a LONG time.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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That's MSRP. I haven't seen one for close to that in a LONG time.
ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING GeForce 11GB OC Edition VR Ready 5K HD Gaming HDMI DisplayPort DVI Overclocked PC GDDR5X Graphics Card
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Cool.

A URL to a fake site that isn't up any longer

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-653-_-Product

It's only marked up $320, which is really a steal. Get it quick though. Released a few days ago and most sites have already sold out.

Personally, I'm waiting. Came pretty close to pulling the trigger on switching to a 3440x1440 ultra-wide when you could get a 1080 TI for $800 but I was waiting on Coffee Lake and Z370 were marked up and RAM prices sucked. Then you had the latest round of mining hysteria. There's more availability of high-end graphics cards slowly trickling in though so I'd wait a month or two at least. I'll probably just wait for Volta and jump on a founders edition at release.

If all you're doing is gaming, you could just throw a new GPU in your current rig. An 3770k would be fine at 4K. If you were going for a high FPS build at 1080p, yeah, you'd want upgrade. At 4K it's not going to much matter though.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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This is a simple example of the Law of Supply and Demand.
The demand jumped way up when someone figured out that graphic cards could be used for mining.
When the value of the bitcoins drop or the factories catch up with the demand, the supply will rise and the prices will fall back to where they were.

Actually, consider: If the value of bitcoins were to crash, then there would be a LOT of high-end graphic cards no-longer generating revenue probably leading to a glut of used high-end cards for sale.
Supply is their, just miners are eating up the supply at the store level and causing the inflated pricing. Stores are just rising it because of this demand. They manufacture are telling stores to start limiting their sells to keep prices in check and keep miners out of the market much as possible. They are making cards for miners, but till they hit the market and sell them at a decent price, then the gamers can get their GPUs back to market levels.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Wow. I was looking at adding 1080TI and didn't know. I guess I'll wait a while until this "crypto-currency" bubble pops.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Wow. I was looking at adding 1080TI and didn't know. I guess I'll wait a while until this "crypto-currency" bubble pops.
Some retailers are starting to do combo deals with a 1080 Ti and Z370 mobo. Unfortunately I've only seen them with terrible boards that have major issues so no one is buying them. Considering the prices are fairly good for what a 1080 Ti costs alone at the moment, it's not terrible though. You can probably flip the board for a few bucks or just throw it away.
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