Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 25, 2018.
I know it sucks, but it's a free market and I honestly think cryptominers get way to much heat.
Can't say I'm pleased with the whole mining situation (it's also an enormous energy-drain). The only good thing is that I could sell my rx480 8GB for a higher price than I bought it.
Agreed, the Xbox One X is quite impressive. I bought it for fun and mostly as a media center and UHD BluRay player for our big 4k TV in the living room as well as to play some games not available on the PC, but surprisingly the performance and quality in most "4K" games is good enough to even rival that of my PC, which I certainly didn't expect. If it had keyboard and mouse support for games (which Microsoft apparently is working on) that I prefer them on (shooters, strategy, etc.), I would be tempted to fully switch to console gaming (especially with RAM and video card prices - and the price/performance gain ratio - being through the roof enough that I can't get myself to upgrade my PC).
As for loading times, one can upgrade the Xbox One X with an SSD as well (although replacing the stock HDD with it can be a bit tricky).
Yawn, do we really need another article on this issue that only effects some countries? No price spikes here. Prices never changed since the release of pascal.
I really despise mining. I really think there are jobs people can do, they just don't want to. Then these same people complain about having no income and money for anything.
If they would just focus and apply themselves to something, anything to start with and show they care, they could eventually move up into another job somewhere else.
People work a part time job.....then mine the rest of the day.
Is it really worth the power bill? Is it really worth all that?
It's hurting the economy as a whole imho. It may be "cool" or a "craze" whatever you want to call it, but it's letting rogue nations build nukes too. Not something to be proud of yet again IMHO.
This article is yet another issue we face as enthusiasts with a hobby. We can't get a hold of a card at a normal decent price that we should be able to, to actually enjoy what it was meant to do.
It kinda gives me these moments where i feel bummed about my hobby because of this mining crap. Why hurt others?
In essence this is almost selfishness and it IS hurting others.
To be honest, Once they start shipping from other countries to meet demands in the shorted ones, then it's not just them.
I'm right there with you on that shtuff!!!
I just hope that all of these miners get a hold of something "extra special" for all of their efforts! Any way they could all be slipped something of a rootkit/malware to end this sorry obsession that is mining?!?!
Could anything be done, or is this risk already plausible and I'm just ignorant about it all??
I was so about to bite down hard and build a new system this year, but that seems like it is years off as of now.
If the gtx 2080 is more than the release price was for the 1080ti then they can frack right off.
And F@H is not a massive energy drain...Sure F@H is ok because it benefits humanity, right? Yea, right. Well mining benefits individual's pockets, company pockets, store pockets, etc.
You could have also used your 480 to mine and got ROI on it twice by now, but hey, what do I know.
My other hobby was racing which requires gasoline. I no longer have any hobbies...
I share the same opinion: I would have bought a R5 1600+AsusB350 if not for DDR4 prices.
Last year I tried to get a RX570 at decent price (was 210€), no there's no stock or they're double the price.
I bought an Orange amp and have been practice more guitar. Having more fun than playing games for sure!
Spoken like a true miner
I bet they have. They have increased worldwide and no country is an exception. Unless your prices were already super over-inflated to begin with
You probably just weren't paying attention but I can assure you that prices have increased absolutely everywhere, no exceptions
It seems that the end of the video game is approaching on PC.
I'm sorry but you're wrong. Mining isn't popular and gpu prices are very normal here in Taiwan. They also are always in stock and on shelves.
A few quick links I pulled from online shopping here. Quick converted it to AUD seeing you are in Australia
1060 6gb for 11,990NT (~521AUD)
1070 for 16,890nt (~735AUD)
1080ti for 27,990NT (~1,218AUD)
These are the exact same prices that were around since the beginning.
How many Taiwanese can afford to buy 1080Ti? How many can afford to buy 6 GPUs and start mining? Yea, that's what I thought.
Nearly the entire world has had their GPU prices double to triple. Every EU country I've heard so far, and North America I'm sure of. Either of those continents are enough for it to warranty a story every time.
Do those Taiwanese prices include tax?
Yes tax is included.
That first link shows 1060 cost $11,990....there only $350 here.
Yeah this bs has to stop soon. It went totally out of hand.
For example zotac blower style was the cheapest, i remember seeing it at 600€ at one point l, now its over 900€ ... Good luck buying that.