Motherboard prices to rise in first half of 2011

By Emil
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. Prices of motherboards are expected to rise by 5 to 10 percent on average, or up to 15 percent, in the first half of 2011. These are just estimates, made by industry sources cited by DigiTimes, and may change as other factors affect the market.

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  2. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    While the cost of a new motherboard is a key factor in every PC upgrade, a 5 to 15 percent increase in motherboard prices will likely be tempered by competitive CPU and GPU prices and also by the continued downturn of DRAM prices in H1 2011.
  3. Both the rising price of fuel and US dollar devaluation will have a direct impact on the price of hardware. The cost of shipping products from the factory to the warehouse and then to the store will be passed on to the consumer.
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Everyone wants more money. Any chance they can get they want more money.
  5. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Well, a 10% increase in price in a motherboard that is only 50 dollars isn't that bad. ;)
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,106

    @JMMD, they're not doing this because they want more money. Raising the price of your product doesn't give you more money, it would probably result in less because customers would buy someone else's product.

    I'd expect it has to do with material costs, since that's what given as evidence. A quick google on the 'price of copper' showed it went from about 3 bucks a pound to over 4 in 6 months, which is 30%, exactly what the author says it was. It's common sense that mother boards would be the most sensitive to this since they're the biggest component in your computer. Not everything is a conspiracy. :)

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