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Message 48726 - Posted: 23 Jan 2018 | 12:34:23 UTC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42774882

I wanted to purchase a Asus GTX1070 the price was around £420 a month ago and now well over £500 if you can get one in the UK.

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Message 48729 - Posted: 24 Jan 2018 | 3:06:00 UTC - in response to Message 48726.

I've never seen such a high demand for gpu's in my whole 3 years of being in computers... it's crazy!

The Prices are so high to the point where I can finance a gpu and barely pay more compared to a up front cost. Usually financing costs are much more in the long run, but not from what I've seen lately!
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Message 48737 - Posted: 24 Jan 2018 | 16:26:15 UTC

I bought 2 GTX1060 cards just before xmas...... Looks like I got them at just the right time as their price has shot up by about 33%....

They replaced my 2 old GTX670 which both started failing within a couple of weeks of each other...

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Message 48806 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018 | 17:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 48737.

I bought 2 GTX1060 cards just before xmas...... Looks like I got them at just the right time as their price has shot up by about 33%....

They replaced my 2 old GTX670 which both started failing within a couple of weeks of each other...


I ordered an evga gtx1070 from newegg just before Jan 1. I already had bought a liquid cooler built by eVga on ebay real cheap. Newegg canceled my order "out of stock". I assume it was "out of stock" at $435 as a week or so later I found the same one "in stock" at over $1,200

Currently, I have an eVga liquid cooler for 1070, 1080 "reference" cards but I cannot get a "reference" for anything under $1000 unless used on ebay.

Here are some pictures that show where those cards went
https://cryptocurrencytalk.com/topic/41967-boinc-hardware-porn-thread-show-your-rigs/

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