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Everyday I wake up and I'm very thankful I'm not addicted to two things, video gaming, and heroin.
I've seen an article today targeting $9000 per coin but who can really predict these things. Also is there a direct correlation that the price of Etherium going up will delay proof of stake?Problem is ETC is starting to get momentum, which means POW will not go away
Absolutely! This is why I was so pissed off when the Canadian government privatised Petro-Canada. Having a massive petrochemical company that had as many gas stations as Esso and Shell was the most effective way to protect consumers from the predations of corporate price-gouging while still ensuring that the private sector remained profitable. Now, they're essentially able to whatever the hell they want whenever the hell they want to. That's never a good state of affairs for the consumer.BS on the gas scenario. Price of crude goes up and the very next day the price at the pump jumps too. Only when the price of oil drops does it take forever for it to drop at the pump.
I love how some people can actually convince themselves that they were "forced" to buy a freakin' VIDEO CARD. In all my years of owning a PC and gaming with it, I was never "forced" to do anything. I bought my 5700 XT because I found one that was $489CAD ($90 less than the going rate of $580CAD in Canada) and thought "There's no way that it's going to go cheaper than that even after the RX 6000 series is released!" and bought one.I dont think in this free world you are forced to do anything except pay taxes and die.
MC did not hold you hostage at the door and make you pay for a GPU. You did that of your own free will.
Forced as in pay the price, or don't use the PC. Which apparently not using the PC wasn't an option. Why are all of you obsessed on why they think they were forced?I love how some people can actually convince themselves that they were "forced" to buy a freakin' VIDEO CARD.
"Microcenter forced me to pay $800 for a 6800" is what we are referring to. That is not "forced" its call "I want it so bad I am willing to pay $800"Forced as in pay the price, or don't use the PC. Which apparently not using the PC wasn't an option. Why are all of you obsessed on why they think they were forced?
I completely agree with you. Back when the first mining craze happened, I refused to pay $700 for an RX 580 and so I just continued to make due with my twin HD 7970 cards. What made it difficult was that games weren't really supporting Crossfire anymore (I didn't see that coming because games always used to) and I was often stuck using just one of the 7970s which sometimes meant turning games down to potato settings, but they still worked. I was one of the lucky ones who came across the deal that newegg suddenly had out of nowhere on the Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Nitro OC+ Edition (now THAT is a mouthful!) for literally HALF the price of the RX 580 even though the R9 Fury is considerably more potent."Microcenter forced me to pay $800 for a 6800" is what we are referring to. That is not "forced" its call "I want it so bad I am willing to pay $800"
Like @Avro Arrow pointed out, 99% of games play on 3+ older gpus just fine, people that have the need to go buy the latest GPU is not because of demanding games, but because they have to have the latest and that doesn't always work out well. I have a 5700XT and a RTX 2070, and they play everything fine at 1440p.
Now if it was a demanding title that he wanted to play and it required a 6800, then he would need to say "Game *fill in the blank* forced me to pay $800 for a Vanilla 6800 so I could play it"
Dissing MC was not necessary, I am sure due to shortages and demand they aren't getting them for less than MSRP either and $800 for a 6800 in todays world of gpu demand, is really not that bad, if you want it bad enough that is. I would never pay that kind of money for a gpu.