- Nov 16, 2005
I have to agree. My other hobbies ( Vintage Audio) and painting have also gone up in prices. I managed to upgrade from my 7700K to the 5800X. For a while I could not snag a new card, so I decided to upgrade the rig, but continue to use the 1070. It gives me my gaming fix and I'm still able to enjoy my games. However the classic audio department on ebay has gone bat guano crazy and people have raised their prices 5x. I haven't been able to pick up an old amp/pre-amp/receiver in over 6 months. At least my painting hobby is still intact.Thing is, the cost of many other hobbies has skyrocketed over the past year as well. I was able to get most of my gear prior to prices going bananas, but weights (or anything fitness), kayaks, boats, skeet and target shooting... Hell, my aunt was complaining the cost of knitting supplies has gone up. They've all about doubled in cost over the past year and a half.