I bought my Asus Strix 1070 GTX OC edition for $635 CDN on July 30th, 2016 (I just found my box and bill). So now they’re $1050 CDN on Amazon?! Really?! Ya, I know about this stupid bitcoin crap but really?!
It’s a great card and all … most 4K gaming is awesome but I’d really like to get a 1080ti to support my 4K and VR endeavors. The 1080ti is currently selling for $1500 CDN!!!
Just thought I’d start a price watch thread as I’m not about to drop $1500 + tax ($1700) on a video card right now.
It’s a form of shorting, but I’m honestly tempted to sell my 1070, take the X2 profit and then just skip serious gaming at home for 3 months or so (put in a spare R9 290 for now, which is fine for non VR etc). Of course, the thing that might go wrong is the mining is just here to stay and that this is the new normal now. Dunno.
Most cryptocurrencys are a form of Ponzi scheme/pyramid game. They depend a lot on people buying into it and sticking with. The largest majority is held by a very small minority that influence the markets a lot. So… It makes money for those at the top but there is no inherent value short of being a waste of energy.
Mine doesn’t seem to be offered any longer as it was a premium pack, but I got it on sale for $749 CAD. The equivalent card (no other stuff included), is now $980 no premium pack (VR adapter thing, which would be useful if it worked, and some other crap like a mouse pad / whatever - I only got that cause they didn’t sell this card without it at the time).
Anyway, not much of a price increase on that card really, and it’s a 1080.