VP of Extreme Liberty
- Jul 13, 2005
Sheesh is that really true? I thought it was primarily from covid-TSMC manufacturing issues and miners driving up prices. I've been really extending the life out of my 1070 by not gaming as much lately.
Yeah, look at signatures. Some people here, like me, have 10-year-old PCs still kicking game dirt.
If you bought a 4-core, 8-thread CPU in 2012, and put enough RAM in it, the only stuff you had to upgrade was the storage and the video card, until now.
So everyone who did that, or something like it, now needs a complete new rig. There's no more upgrading headroom, and that goes for all gaming PCs made without support for resizable BAR, and realistically at this point, no PCIe 5.0.
This is the worst time to buy and the worst time to upgrade at the same time, even if the supply lines weren't fucked up.