I was considering upgrading my son's PC figuring a push it to 4th gen since there is still some life left in it and it would be cheap. It currently has a I7 920 and a AMD 7990. The 920 is still thumping away and he can still play even the latest games with a few things turned down. I figured I could score a I7 4790k and a Z97 motherboard for cheap. Man was I wrong. What the hell happened that's caused the prices to skyrocket? I'm seeing I7 4790k selling for used prices higher than the original retail price brand new on release. Memory prices on the rise as well. Off topic, I was going to replace the 7990 with a 1070. Even those are selling for an extreme mark up. from 419 on release to 800 dollars now. What is going on? I'm almost better off to give him my system which currently rocks a I5 4690k @ 4.4 and a 1070, and just go with new tech for myself, but the god awful pricing of current GPUs is insane. Makes any upgrade path for me ridiculous with no price to performance gain. I've been out of the loop for 4 years now gurus what am I missing?