Are people still building their own computer?

ssal

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I went in B&H's website and search for "Nvidia Geforce graphic card" and every medium to high end card are out of stock. There are some low end cards available at a price at least 3x what it was a year ago. In Amazon.com there are some card available but the price are outrageous.

What was a $200 budget a year ago now is $500 to $1,000+ for the graphic card.

Are people still building their own computer at that price?
 

beers

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I sold my desktop components at the inflated market rate for this faster laptop, seems to be a common trend with some people.
 

voyagerfan99

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I went in B&H's website and search for "Nvidia Geforce graphic card" and every medium to high end card are out of stock. There are some low end cards available at a price at least 3x what it was a year ago. In Amazon.com there are some card available but the price are outrageous.
Global chip shortage. The price of stuff like laptops and video cards have skyrocketed due to scarcity of parts and global supply chain issues.
 

beers

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The price of stuff like laptops and video cards
I think the mining craze was a large contributor compounded with COVID which compounded resource availability.

Laptops, however, aren't too bad on the gouging or availability sides. You can get a ROG G15 AMD Strix for $1500, which is huge value ;)
Although RTX based ones have seen somewhat limited availability.

 

ssal

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I have a MSI graphic cards which I paid $120 a year ago but it's selling for $450+ this day if you can find one. It has a 3 year warranty. I wonder if it went bad, would they be able to replace it for me?
 

johnb35

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I have a MSI graphic cards which I paid $120 a year ago but it's selling for $450+ this day if you can find one. It has a 3 year warranty. I wonder if it went bad, would they be able to replace it for me?
Only if the manufacturer has it in stock or something comparable.
 

ssal

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I built mine about two years ago and build another one for my friend a year later. I was hoping for upgrade for mine. But now, I am just crossing my fingers that these builts will last until the shortage is over in a couple of years.
 
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