Building a computer for gaming may not be possible without buying a graphics card. By now, you should know the specs of the card you need. But do you have the budget?
The prices of graphics cards vary depending on the model and the brand. High-end models may cost you from 500 to 1,000 USD. These are high-performing graphics cards that will allow you to play the newest and most complex games. If you have a budget of 200-500 USD, you may have to settle for mid-range cards, and anything lower than 200 USD may be classified as low-range.
Although that should be the usual price, some factors can abruptly change the prices of graphics cards, and this includes crypto miners who can deplete stocks at one point. For sure, you do not want to buy a graphics card that has a marked-up price. In this case, the following may help.
Wait for the Right Time
The situation will soon ease out. The price surge will soon weather off and will be back to normal. In the meantime, you may have to play with your present graphics card. But if your graphics card is damaged, you can divert to your CPU’s integrated graphics or stream games from the clouds until you are able to buy a graphics card at a normal price.
Always be at the lookout because the price surge can only last for a day. For sure, you don’t like to waste your 100 USD by not waiting for 24 hrs.
Look for the Right Seller
The same brand and model may not be priced equally by sellers. Some retailers give more mark-ups to their goods to have more profits. You can find the seller who sells graphics cards with not much mark-up on retail items by patiently searching.
Play in Gaming Shops
The 2nd half of 2017 must be the longest time when fluctuation of graphic cards occurred. The price increase ran for many months until the early months of 2018. This was blamed on crypto miners, but whatever it is, it can happen again. While waiting for prices to decrease, you can play in computer shops in the meantime.
While gaming can give us the extraordinary satisfaction that we cannot derive from anywhere else, not compromising our other needs should always be a priority. Buying the right graphics card should not leave you in debt. You will have it as long as you wait and save for it.…