- Feb 2, 2017
My little brother (computer programmer) gave me a little insight on why the GPUs are getting so pricy and scarce. He just sold his lightly used RX480 for $200 over what he bought it for. To someone in Russia ($70 shipping). It seems altcoin mining is such a big thing now that everyone is gobbling up all the GPUs, which for people like us just stinks. I was trying to help him find a good 1060 or 1070 to replace his 480 and there's basically nothing, especially at the price they should be.On a different note, it seems like 1080 availability is depleting fast and prices are getting even more retarded. Prices here (PL) are around 40% more than in the spring and it's hard to even get your hands on a decent blower.