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Why Graphics Card are so expensive?

By shoeseat
Sep 24, 2008
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Please Pass Me the Pliers.....

    I've been making the first pass with a Gillette "Good News" disposable, then finishing the job off with my free Shick "Quatro". I figure that the good news takes the brunt of the wear, and I'm hoping the Quatro's blade will last almost forever. Those darn blades are so expensive!

    This is known as the "cheapskate" strategy.

    As for the hair in and under my nose, I leave it for my doctor to comment on.
    As for the hair in and on my ears, I yank it out with a pair of needle nose pliers.

    Take that kimsland.....! LOL, Your Faithful Servant, captaincranky.

    Oh, just to stay on point, my GMA950 integrated graphics were free with my Emachine.

    As one might expect of me, I'm holding out until they release the "Fusion Mark II" six blade model, in the hopes that the price will come down on the five blader.
     
  2. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    While being on the subject of being off the subject, I’ve stopped using blades ages ago and shave with an electric razor. It doesn’t shave better than blades but it’s a hell of a lot more convenient. It even cuts nose and ear hairs. And I save on plasters, as I don’t cut myself any longer.

    Now, being off the subject of being off the subject, my graphics card also came with the machine and I am damned if I know, or care, what it cost. That’s why I prefer being on the subject of being off the subject. Sorry for subjecting you to my subjective preferences.

    Graphics car…er…Philishaves are good electric razors. And did I mention I like cats?

    Old MacDonald had a farm…
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  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Here Kitty, Kitty.......

    What would you use to shave the cat? That's of course should it ever become necessary.
     
  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Does this answer you?

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  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Why are hairless cats so expensive?

    Good one, BTW!
     
  6. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    I was going to say due to supply and demand, but that would bring us back to the original topic.

    This thread has progressed from the cost of graphics cards to shaving cats. I don’t want to take it back to square one. :D
     
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I heard that 6th blade makes it much easier to slash your own wrists too...
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Precisely the reason I'm going to not go past a five blade model...., if that. Why tempt the hand of fate?
     
  9. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Worth adding that with an electric razor it's much more difficult to slash your wrists.

    You'll have to content yourself with electrocution, but even that can be difficult with a machine working on batteries.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    But mon ami, plug-ins are so much cheaper! Though I have to say, one could at least catch a rush by licking the battery pack. LOL
     
  11. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    You are right, or course, captaincranky, as usual, and as equally usual, I’ve left some details out. My razor uses rechargeable batteries that last about a month for an hour’s charge.

    So, if I want to electrocute myself, I only get the chance for 1 hr in a whole month, which I had considered statistically small.

    But somehow, I don’t find all this talk abut wrist slashing and electrocuting very pleasant, I much prefer talking about my fellow cats. They are cute, even unshaved.

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  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I see your point!


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  13. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    That's a good cat site.

    One thing I like about cats is their cool, relaxed attitude.

    [​IMG]LOLCats
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Insert pic lesson1

    Here is the link to the small pic (most of the time this is the size of the pic you see, when browsing) Normally right click on the small pic, select Properties, then highlight and copy the "Address" link Then copy the link to Notepad, ie:

    Preview Pic--> http://lolcat.com/images/lolcats/sml_704.jpg

    You then locate the normal size of the pic (usually by clicking on the original small pic) Normally right click on the normal size pic, select properties, then highlight and copy the "Address" link Then copy the 2nd link to Notepad, ie:

    Normal size Pic--> http://lolcat.com/images/lolcats/704.jpg

    I then highlight and copy the Preview Pic link, from Notepad
    Then press "Insert Image" button [​IMG] and paste the link in the URL field, then press ok, ie:

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    Now at this stage, you're saying "so what!", seeming you already know all this, except you wouldn't have used the small pic. But wait there's more...


    Now go back to Notepad and highlight and copy the Normal size Pic link
    Then (back in the post) highlight the entire above link (+ "img" part) ie:

    [​IMG]

    Then click on "Insert link" button [​IMG] and paste the link in the URL field, then press ok
    (note: due to size of link, in the reply message window, it has been put on two lines) ie:

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    Now when you click on "Submit Reply", this is what you see:

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    This is a clickable Image, that will take you to the "Normal size" image
     
  15. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Thanks for the tip. I usually just copy-paste the link given on the page of the full pic under:

    “BBcode to post on forums:”

    And it works as it is. After all, this is the reason it is given.

    But this time it didn’t work for some reason. So I’ve tried your method. Gives me an excuse to post another cat pic. :)

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  16. shishir

    shishir TS Rookie

    I am thinking of geting a 9600 GT in Nepal.What is it's price in Nepal
     
  17. ronaldo9_r9

    ronaldo9_r9 TS Member Posts: 34

    I am happy with nivdia 8600GT but i really want to upgrade so i can enjoy gaming more. But new graphics card are so expensive.
     
  18. shoeseat

    shoeseat TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    hai u from Nepal too?Good to see u here.i don't know about the exact price but about 8/9 month ago when i was trying to buy my graphics cards i went to 3/4 shops for the price info.Its aroung 11000-14000 according to the brand.I was also thinking of buying 9600Gt at that time but then i went to Loyal computer of New road.There to my surprise They told me that MSI 9800GT cost only Rs.16200(Rs15800 after discount).So i buyed MSI 9800GT 512MB OC edition.Its shader is overclocked by around +60.So its really a good deal.

    I had to change my power supply too which cost around Rs2200(1700 after exchange with my old PSU.The Loyal shop gets the graphics cards from MSI buliding of new road.Top floor of Kumari bank building.So you may want to go their first.

    One funny thing is that the PSU's power cable for Graphics card wasn't exactly fitting in my graphics card.So we went to MSi building to fix it.Their one guy smooth the power cable connector with his small knife and forced the power cable into graphics card.so i am still worried now how am i suppose to pull the power cable in the future if i had to do so.

    anyway its long time and graphics card may have been cheaper.But do a market research first before buying.And if you have good freinds in USA,you may ask them to send one as graphics card in nepal are double expensive in Nepal than USA.
     
  19. shishir

    shishir TS Rookie

    can you get me phone number of MSI building.
     
  20. shoeseat

    shoeseat TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    sorry man.i don't have their number.
     


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