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Bavor #1 Posted Jul 08 2018 - 19:47

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Have you seen any good computer hardware, gaming hardware, computer system, or game deals/sales recently?  If so post them here. 

 

Computer parts, accessories, and games can be expensive.  There is always someone out there upgrading or looking to build a new PC.  Lets share the good deals to save everyone some money!

 

 

AMAZON

 

I received these in emails from Amazon this weekend:

 

Graphics Cards:


XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+ -  Regularly $339.99 on sale for $289.99
https://amzn.to/2KQb56e

This is one of the lowest prices I've seen on an RX 580 in months!

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6GB -  Regularly $319.99 on sale for $279.99

https://amzn.to/2u5oQV3

 

Mice:

 

Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse - Regularly $69.99 on sale for $49.99
https://amzn.to/2N1S0vw

 

Razer Mamba Tournament Edition - Professional Grade Chroma Ergonomic Gaming Mouse - 16,000 DPI - Regularly $89.99 on sale for $79.98
https://amzn.to/2m3EbkL

 

Keyboards:

 

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown switches – RGB LED Backlit - Regularly $199.99 on sale for $159.99
https://amzn.to/2KHOycz

 

CORSAIR K66 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red switches - Regularly $69.99 on sale for $49.99
https://amzn.to/2J5ixW1

 

Headsets:


Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2 USB Gaming Headset - Oval Ear Cushions - 7.1 Surround Sound with Retractable Digital Microphone and Chroma Lighting - Regularly $99.99 on sale for $59.99
https://amzn.to/2KIU9zt

 

CPUs:


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processor - Regularly $349.99($279.99 at other retailers) on sale for $239.99
https://amzn.to/2KIwzma

 

Computer Cases:

 

Cougar CONQUER ATX Gaming Case - Regularly $349.99 on sale for $253.61

https://amzn.to/2m3kWrv

 

External SSD:

 

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable SSD. Regularly $169.99 on sale for $125.99
https://amzn.to/2m0tkru

 

SanDisk 250GB Extreme Portable SSD  Regularly $99.99 on sale for $89.99
https://amzn.to/2N0jLEF

 

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD.  Regularly $189.99 on sale for $125.99
https://amzn.to/2NA2enR

 

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD.  Regularly $129.99 on sale for $99.99
https://amzn.to/2L33myo

 

Internal SSD:

 

SanDisk 1TB Ultra 3D NAND SATA III SSD - 2.5-inch - $198.00
https://amzn.to/2KKXez6

 

SanDisk 500GB Ultra 3D NAND SATA III SSD - 2.5-inch - $109.99
https://amzn.to/2J6y203

 

External Hard Drives:

 

WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Regularly $179.99 on sale for $86.00
https://amzn.to/2ueSxm1

 

WD 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Regularly $299.99 on sale for $169.00
https://amzn.to/2KICwzJ

 

WD 2TB Blue My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Regularly $79.99 on sale for $72.99
https://amzn.to/2m0Ewo1

 

CPU Coolers:

 

Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler - Regularly $19.99 on sale for $9.99
https://amzn.to/2KWUNFn

 

Computers:


CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-8400 6 Core Processor, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home 64-bit) - Regularly $799.99 on sale for $739.99
https://amzn.to/2NBHLyY
A system with similar components and specs is $775-$800 without Windows 10 and without a warranty if you build it yourself.

 

NEWEGG

 

These were listed in Newegg.com emails this weekend:

 

Computer Cases:

 

Fractal Design Define R6 Black Brushed Aluminum/Steel ATX Silent Modular Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case - $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352078

 

EVGA DG-73 Matte Black Mid-Tower, Gaming Case 130-P0-0020-KR - $47.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP6XR1698

 

BitFenix Nova TG Black Mid Tower Case - Tempered Glass Window - $50.32

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345087

 

NZXT S340 Matte White/Purple Steel ATX Mid Tower Case - $59.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146253

 

I'm sure someone here can find better deals, but I checked prices on PCPartPicker and these were some of the lowest prices for these items.



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Dog for sale. Cute German Shepherd 90% brown with black spots. $600 

Bavor #3 Posted Jul 08 2018 - 20:54

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View PostCarryingYou, on Jul 08 2018 - 14:15, said:

Dog for sale. Cute German Shepherd 90% brown with black spots. $600 

 

Can it be overclocked?  Does it improve FPS in games?

Creeper_Peaper_Reeper #4 Posted Jul 08 2018 - 21:10

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Wife for sale slightly used but hot as hell. Had a car break down and keeps asking me questions about. Fed up will take bids. crapif she sees this my pc will be plugged into the outlet on the deck.:hiding:

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Bavor #5 Posted Jul 09 2018 - 04:17

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View PostCreeper_Peaper_Reeper, on Jul 08 2018 - 15:10, said:

Wife for sale slightly used but hot as hell. Had a car break down and keeps asking me questions about. Fed up will take bids. crapif she sees this my pc will be plugged into the outlet on the deck.:hiding:

 

I'd buy that for a dollar!  Do you take amazon gift cards?

 



Bavor #6 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 16:17

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With the current deals, you could build an entire gaming PC for a good discount.  Motherboard, RAM, CPU, SSD, Graphics Card, Case, and PSU are all on sale!

 

Asrock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX 580 8GB and Asrock B350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350  Motherboard for $299.99 on Newegg!  Regularly $400

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-930-002

 

Samsung 500GB 860 EVO 2.5" SSD and 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000  RGB memory for $259.93 on Newegg!  Regularly $309.93

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3841922

 

AMD Ryzen 1500X 4 core 8 thread $149.99 on Amazon.  Regularly $174.00

https://amzn.to/2zAIDRg

 

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 core 12 threads $169.99 on Amazon.  Regularly $189.99

https://amzn.to/2N8Dty5

 

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8 core 12 threads $219.99 on Amazon.  Regularly $329.99

https://amzn.to/2N6qhK0

 

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8 core 12 threads $239.99 on Amazon.  Regularly $349.99

https://amzn.to/2u8SJnC

 

Phanteks Eclipse P400 Steel ATX Mid Tower Case with Tempered Glass window $69.99 on Amazon regularly $79.99

https://amzn.to/2NJF2nc

 

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel ATX Mid Tower Case with Tempered Glass window $59.99 on Amazon regularly $69.99

https://amzn.to/2L1r9C5

 

EVGA DG-75 Matte Black Mid-Tower Case with Tempered Glass Window $69.99 regularly $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP6XR1678

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 120-G1-0650-XR 80+ GOLD 650W Fully Modular Power Supply (Includes FREE Power On Self Tester) $59.99 Regularly 109.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438026

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G1+, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular, Power Supply 120-GP-0750-X1 (Includes FREE Power On Self Tester) $79.99 Regularly 119.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438132



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View PostCarryingYou, on Jul 08 2018 - 11:15, said:

Dog for sale. Cute German Shepherd 90% brown with black spots. $600 

 

Is it trained to bark when the 6th Sense light bulb goes off?

 

PS, NewEgg still has these crazy cheap server grade Samsung NVMe SSDs for sale, I picked up two for my streaming/recording work space:

https://www.newegg.c...=9SIAD9Y74H8298


Edited by 4TankersAndDog, Jul 11 2018 - 16:52.


Lethalhavoc #8 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 18:49

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Ban bitcoin worldwide and then we can get back to sane component pricing.

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jul 11 2018 - 12:49, said:

Ban bitcoin worldwide and then we can get back to sane component pricing.

 

I guess you haven't been following the news for several years.  It hasn't been profitable to mine bitcoin with graphics cards for several years.

 

If you are talking about mining cryptocurrency with graphics cards, then you are also several months behind in the news.  Most graphics cards are back to normal prices and are even offering rebates and game bundles to boost sales.



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View PostBavor, on Jul 11 2018 - 16:51, said:

 

I guess you haven't been following the news for several years.  It hasn't been profitable to mine bitcoin with graphics cards for several years.

 

If you are talking about mining cryptocurrency with graphics cards, then you are also several months behind in the news.  Most graphics cards are back to normal prices and are even offering rebates and game bundles to boost sales.

 

The prices are not back to normal in Canada.

https://www.newegg.c.../ID-48?Tid=7708

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16814500411

This Zotac 1050TI's MSRP is $110 US, in Canada they want $255 CAD for it.

$110 USD = $145 CAD,,,,,

 

As far as crypto mining is concerned.

https://globalnews.c...me-destination/

This is dated Jan1/18 and nothing has changed since then.

 

This one is from Feb/18

https://www.cbc.ca/n...anada-1.4543319

 

Tell me again how it's not still happening on a huge scale?


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Slatherer #11 Posted Jul 12 2018 - 01:51

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Time to pull the trigger on a GPU? I've been waiting for a looooong time.

Been using my on board.... 18-26fps and jumpy as hell.

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NV11 is coming out soon, would be foolish to buy now when the whole GPU market is about to get pushed down by a new top dog.

 

I'll be thinking of upgrading...anybody want to buy my well used GTX1080?  Certified Pre-Owned 4TankersAndDog GPU, act now!  :-P



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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jul 11 2018 - 18:59, said:

The prices are not back to normal in Canada.

https://www.newegg.ca/Desktop-Graphics-Cards/SubCategory/ID-48?Tid=7708

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500411

This Zotac 1050TI's MSRP is $110 US, in Canada they want $255 CAD for it.

$110 USD = $145 CAD,,,,,

 

As far as crypto mining is concerned.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3978151/canada-bitcoin-mining-prime-destination/

This is dated Jan1/18 and nothing has changed since then.

 

This one is from Feb/18

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bitcoin-mining-electricity-canada-1.4543319

 

The 1050 ti NEVER had a MSRP of $110 in the US.  The $110 MSRP was the GTX 1050 not GTX 1050 ti MSRP in the US before the cryptocurrency mining demand increased prices.  The GTX 1050 ti has a MSRP int he $130+ range.

 

The simple fact is ASIC miners and the decreases in values of the currencies has caused the mining demand to drop significantly.  Miners have been selling off their hardware on eBay and other sites because mining with GPUs is not longer profitable for many cryptocurrencies.   

 

Look at other GPUs and their recent prices compared to before the the cryptocurrency mining demand and now.

 

EVGA - GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 - December 2017 $748.99 Now $759.99
Asus GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING  - December 2017 $764.98 Now $799.99

 

EVGA GTX 1080 SC - December 2017 544.95 Now $534.98
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 - December 2017 $574.99 Now $549.99
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 - December 2017 $558.49 Now $554.99

 

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 - December 2017 $468.99 Now $469.99
Asus GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX - December 2017 $484.98 Now $499.99

 

EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming - December 2017 $449.99 Now $438.90
Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual - December 2017 $433.99 Now $429.99

 

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING - December 2017 $269.99 Now $269.99
Asus GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ROG STRIX  - December 2017 $308.99 Now $321.0

 

I've found similar price trends on sites in Europe also.  Maybe Canada retailers are being greedy but the rest of the world has recovered back to normal pricing.  

 

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 Tell me again how it's not still happening on a huge scale?

 

The elevated prices are not happening on a huge scale.  Its a simple fact you can see if you bothered to look at prices outside your country.  The rest of North America and Europe have recovered to normal, pre mining craze, prices.  Graphics cards and other computer components are back to normal sane pricing and have been for a while.

 

Please limit your false "sky is still falling" off topic posts to another thread.



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Amazon has the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler on sale for $22.50.  The usual price is $34.99 and most retailers sell it for $30-$35.

https://amzn.to/2NNCeWa

 

 



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Sigh....

Okay, this is the Nvidia store homepage.

These are the MSRP's https://www.nvidia.c.../geforce-store/

These are the prices at Newegg.com https://www.newegg.c...CED&PageSize=36

 

I think you're confusing, the initial retail pricing and then the greatly inflated pricing reducing slightly, with the original MSRP.

So, retail pricing may be dropping here and there, but many are not even close to the MSRP.

 

And as i said, not in Canada.

 

 

 


Edited by Lethalhavoc, Jul 13 2018 - 03:49.


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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jul 12 2018 - 21:00, said:

Sigh....

Okay, this is the Nvidia store homepage.

These are the MSRP's https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-store/

 

Those are only the MSRP of the Nvidia Founders Edition GPUs.  Not the MSRPs of any other GPUs.  Guess what, the FOunders Edition cards are now selling for the exact same price they were selling for in the fall of 2017.

 

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 These are the prices at Newegg.com https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600030348%20601201888%20601204369&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=36

 

I LOVE how your link goes to sorting the items by the HIGHEST PRICE. LOL  Seriously, are you trying to make your false claims seem factual by sorting by the highest price?

 

I already showed you that the GPUs are about the same price they were last year in November and December before the demand for use in mining inflated their prices.  

 

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I think you're confusing, the initial retail pricing and then the greatly inflated pricing reducing slightly, with the original MSRP.

So, retail pricing may be dropping here and there, but many are not even close to the MSRP.

 

No, I think you are completely clueless about pricing.  Like I said in the previous post, graphics cards are selling for about the same price they were selling for long before the cryptocurrency mining demand increased their prices.

 

The EVGA GTX 1080 ti FTW3 Hybrid Gaming GPU is $849.99 now.  Back in September 2017, I bought one new for $849.99.  Its the EXACT SAME PRICE.

 

Look at this list again.  The graphics ares are all selling for about the same price they were in September through December 2017 long before cryptocurrency mining increased their prices.

 

EVGA - GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 - December 2017 $748.99 Now $759.99
Asus GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING  - December 2017 $764.98 Now $799.99

 

EVGA GTX 1080 SC - December 2017 544.95 Now $534.98
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 - December 2017 $574.99 Now $549.99
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 - December 2017 $558.49 Now $554.99

 

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 - December 2017 $468.99 Now $469.99
Asus GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX - December 2017 $484.98 Now $499.99

 

EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming - December 2017 $449.99 Now $438.90
Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual - December 2017 $433.99 Now $429.99

 

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING - December 2017 $269.99 Now $269.99
Asus GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ROG STRIX  - December 2017 $308.99 Now $321.00

 

Did you look the list over this time?  The December 2017 prices for those cards are the same as the September and October 2017 prices.  The prices were NOT inflated in September and October 2017.  

 

In January 2018, graphics card prices began to increase.  They hit their peak in March 2018 through the end of May 2018.  Now they are back to the same price they were selling for long before the demand increased their prices due to cryptocurrency mining.  You can actually go so sites such as PcParkPicker.com and look at the price trend by setting the graph to 1 or 2 years of pricing data.  

 

Look at this pricing information.

 

EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2

May 2017 $749.99

August 2017 $749.99

October 2017 $748.99

December 2017 $748.99

February 2018 $906.99

March 2018 $999.98

April 2018 $949.99

June 2018 $849.89

July 2018 $759.99

Its $10 more than the price it was in May of 2017 many months before the cryptocurrency mining demand for graphics cards increased their prices due to short supply. 

 

EVGA GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0

July 2016 $459.99

January 2017 $459.99

July 2017 $459.99

December 2017 $459.98

February 2018 $587.49

March 2018 $620.99

May 2018 $549.99

June 2018 $484.98

July 2018 $459.00

 

The GTX 1070 is selling for about the same price it was in July of 2016.  There is no price inflation.

 

I really don't know how much simpler I can make it for you.  The facts are all right there.  Pricing is back to regular pricing and ahs been for weeks.

 

Please stop cluttering up this topic with your uninformed opinion that is not backed up with facts.  The simple fact is most graphics cards are selling for about the same price they were long before the cryptocurrency mining demand increased prices.  

 



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View PostBavor, on Jul 12 2018 - 20:10, said:

 

Those are only the MSRP of the Nvidia Founders Edition GPUs.  Not the MSRPs of any other GPUs.  Guess what, the FOunders Edition cards are now selling for the exact same price they were selling for in the fall of 2017.

 

Please stop cluttering up this topic with your uninformed opinion that is not backed up with facts.  The simple fact is most graphics cards are selling for about the same price they were long before the cryptocurrency mining demand increased prices.  

 

You're funny.

You know of course that Nvidia holds the patents and that they lease licenses to manufacturers right?

You know of course that the lease contract dictates every aspect of the production and pricing right?

 

While it is true that the bottom end, lowest quality Zotac 1080TI is just $20 more (atm) than the much higher quality Nvidia "founders" card.

But, it's important to note that the "founders" card retail would be in the $850+ price range were it sold on Newegg.

 

Furthermore, the drops in GPU pricing are the result of the patent holders producing more of their own cards and only selling them in their web stores at the MSRP. 

Which forces other retailers to also reduce prices.

 

6 months ago, demand on the Nvidia store was so high, that new batches of cards were sold out in a matter of hours.

I'm glad to see that Nvidia stepped up and dramatically increased their own production to decrease retailers price gouging.

 

And as i've shown you crypto mining hasn't went any where in Canada, in fact it's only increasing.

 

PS, funny story, the only founders card listed on Newegg is retailing for a mere $3,139.74

https://www.newegg.c...75339-_-Product


Edited by Lethalhavoc, Jul 13 2018 - 17:48.


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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jul 13 2018 - 11:25, said:

You're funny.

You know of course that Nvidia holds the patents and that they lease licenses to manufacturers right?

You know of course that the lease contract dictates every aspect of the production and pricing right?

 

I guess the truth is funny?  As usual, when a person like you is wrong and refuses to admit they are wrong, they start throwing in off topic and irrelevant information into the discussion.  

 

When the cryptocurrency mining demand increased GPU demand and prices, you could still buy graphics cards at MSRP in larger quantities from the manufacturers.  Nvidia did not manipulate the prices or raise the prices.  It was the retailers who were raising the prices.  That's why you could buy graphics cards at Microcenter for MSRP if you were buying other computer system parts during the peak of the cryptocurrency mining demand.  Its also why you could become an authorized retailer of EVGA or ASUS or MSI products and buy a pallet of graphics cards below MSRP during the peak of the cryptocurrency mining demand.

 

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While it is true that the bottom end, lowest quality Zotac 1080TI is just $20 more (atm) than the much higher quality Nvidia "founders" card.

But, it's important to note that the "founders" card retail would be in the $850+ price range were it sold on Newegg.

 

The Nvidia Founders Edition card is not the much higher quality better performing card.  Founders edition cards don't have binned GPUs and they don't have any special components.  Founders Edition is Nvidia's new name for reference design.

 

The Founders Edition card would not sell for $850+ if it was on Newegg.  The two blower fan GTX 1080 ti cards based on the reference design are $749 and $750 on Newegg.  Newegg doesn't sell founders edition 1080 ti cards because very few people buy them.  They have some of the worst thermal performance of the 1080 ti designs.  The Founders Edition GTX 1080 ti and GTX 1080 cards would sometime hit their thermal limit and start throttling 2 to 3 minutes into graphics benchmark tests.  The 2 and 3 fan design GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 ti cards typically run 10-25 degrees C cooler than the Founders Edition cards depending on if they are inside a case, what type of case and its air flow, or in open air.

 

The only cards that are consistently worse than the Founders Edition cards with their thermal performance were the older first generation MSI Armor cards because they used a GTX 970 cooler on a GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 ti.

 

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Furthermore, the drops in GPU pricing are the result of the patent holders producing more of their own cards and only selling them in their web stores at the MSRP. 

Which forces other retailers to also reduce prices.

 

Actually the drop in prices aren't a result of Nvidia selling Founders Edition cards at MSRP.  You are just making that up.  Please cite a reliable source for that claim of yours.   

 

Graphics cards prices correlate more with the increase and decrease in the price of cryptocurrencies mineable with GPUs more than Nvidia's production of GPUs.

 

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6 months ago, demand on the Nvidia store was so high, that new batches of cards were sold out in a matter of hours.

I'm glad to see that Nvidia stepped up and dramatically increased their own production to decrease retailers price gouging.

 

6 months ago the demand for Nvidia graphics cards was so high that any graphics card within $200 of MSRP was sold out in a matter of minutes or hours.  

 

The current prices that were back to normal have nothing to do with Nvidia increasing production.  It has to do with cryptocurrency mining not being very profitable when cryptocurrency prices fell.  Now you either lose money mining some cryptocurrencies, or you barely make a profit mining many cryptocurrencies.  The return on investment is so low that it could take 2 years to make your money back and start making a profit while a few months ago it would be 3 to 6 months to make your money back after investing in mining hardware. 

 

It use to be profitable to buy a motherboard, CPU, memory, SSD, pair of power supplies, six GTX 1070's, PCIE riser cards, and mounting hardware, then start mining.  Now you will never make your money back doing that with many cryptocurrencies.

 

Look at the large amount of used mining hardware for sale on eBay and other sites and groups now.  Many miners are selling off their hardware to recover part of their investment costs because they will start to lsoe money if they don't sell their hardware off soon before the value of the hardware drops.

 

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 And as i've shown you crypto mining hasn't went any where in Canada, in fact it's only increasing.

 

No you showed that in January 2018 and February 2018 that cryptocurrency mining was on the rise.  That was long before the drastic drop in cryptocurrency prices and drop in demand for graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining.  You showed me nothing relevant.  Yes there was an increase in cryptocurrency mining over 6 months ago.  That is not news.  I can show you tons of articles that show the demand for graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining has decreased when the prices dropped.  That's just stating the obvious.  You are not starting anything new or recent.

 

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 PS, funny story, the only founders card listed on Newegg is retailing for a mere $3,139.74

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAG797575339&cm_re=gtx_1080_ti_founders_edition-_-9SIAG797575339-_-Product

 

You are obviously grasping at straws.  Take a look at where its listed..

Home > Computer Systems > Keyboards & Mice > Other Adapters & Gender Changers 

Its a incorrectly categorized item sold by a foreign(International) seller on Newegg.  Also its a quantity of 1 for sale and the serial number of the one card they have for sale is listed in the listing.

 

The simple fact is most GTX 1070's GTX 1070 ti's, GTX 1080's, and GTX 1080 ti's are back to a similar price they were selling for long before the cryptocurrency mining demand increased the prices.  This has been shown to you many times so far and yet you refuse to admit facts that were shown to you.  I understand that it may be hard for you to admit you are and were wrong.  Maybe one day you will mature enough to admit that you are wrong.

 

Instead of admitting that you were wrong, you continue to clutter up a hardware sale thread with your off topic falsehoods and incorrect information.  If you want to continue to fail to admit you are wrong, please do it somewhere else and not here.

 

Lets review where you were wrong(and off topic)

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 Ban bitcoin worldwide and then we can get back to sane component pricing. 

 

Bitcoin is not mined with GPUs.  Its not profitable to mine Bitcoin with GPUs.  You can only be profitable mining Bitcoin with ASIC miners.

 

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I think you're confusing, the initial retail pricing and then the greatly inflated pricing reducing slightly, with the original MSRP.

So, retail pricing may be dropping here and there, but many are not even close to the MSRP.

 

You were wrong there.  As it was shown above, most graphics cards are back to their pre mining demand price inflation prices.  THis was shown above in this post:

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/582138-computer-hardwaregamingcomputer-system-deals-thread/page__pid__11726280#entry11726280

 

I also replied above to your other incorrect, false, and made up statements with no basis in reality.

 

I understand that it may be hard for you to admit you are and were wrong.  Maybe one day you will mature enough to admit that you are wrong.  Please go be incorrect and wrong with your made up statements that have no basis in reality elsewhere and stop cluttering up this thread with your immature made up verbal diarrhea. 



Bavor #19 Posted Jul 14 2018 - 02:19

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Lethalhavoc #20 Posted Jul 14 2018 - 03:03

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Sigh....

I had thought you understood the basics of MSRP vs retail, but you've proven me wrong.

Just like new cars manufacturers, sell their cars to retailers for below the MSRP (this is so the dealer can make this thing called a profit), the dealer then sells it for the best price they can get within the guidelines.

Sometimes that means the dealer sells it for a little less than the MSRP and when they find a sucker, a little more.

However in the case of GPU's, they (retailers) have sited the supply and demand issue to gouge the customer, while blaming the manufacturer for lack of supply.

Hence the reason GPU patent holders increased production and sold them themselves at the set MSRP, this reduced the impact of crypto miners on the marketplace.

 

For the love of God, go look it up, because the stuff you're spouting off is just making you look silly.

https://coindoo.com/...-crypto-miners/

https://www.coindesk...-crypto-miners/

https://www.cnbc.com...-shortages.html

https://www.ccn.com/...graphics-cards/


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