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If you can find one. Video cards are hard to find at a decent price now thanks to Ethereum miners. The RX 480 I bought for $274.99 USD 11/2/16 is now going for $474.99.


Good video, thanks!

I still say sell the card  :) You could grab the wife a 1060 that would probably suit her just fine. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263

So much for AMD/Nvidia releasing "budget" cards for the crypto mining crowd, by the time they do release them crypto mining will be dead and the losses will be passed on to the gamers when new cards are released.


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Re: New PC
Reply #21: July 25, 2017, 09:38:06 PM Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 10:10:50 PM by brickbatz
I still say sell the card

She's not hearing it. When I could have sold it for ~$700.00 she said sell your own card, mine stays where it is. I'm glad she's happy with it but...

So much for AMD/Nvidia releasing "budget" cards for the crypto mining crowd, by the time they do release them crypto mining will be dead and the losses will be passed on to the gamers when new cards are released.

The miners probably won't go for those mining cards because when they're done with them they can't sell them to gamers.

* AMD and Nvidia are kind of in a tight spot. It's good business for them to sell so many cards but it hurts the sales of other gaming peripherals. If we can't build PCs because we can't find cards for a reasonable price things like monitors, keyboard/mouse, CPUs, motherboards, PSUs, drives, cooling, cases... all take a hit.

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Good point brick.

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Well, now I managed to find another Samsung T240 for cheap, so I'll have 2 x 24" monitors. Not the best for gaming @ 5ms, but fair enough for my purposes. I like that it's 1920 x 1200, slightly taller than the average 24"screens of today @ 1920 x 1080.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001275

Now I'll have to get moving on finding some RAM, the case is cheap and I already have a PSU.

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You like 1920 x 1200 better than 1920 x 1080?

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You like 1920 x 1200 better than 1920 x 1080?

Yeah, I like the taller screens, not 4x3 but 16x10 over 16x9.