Originally Posted by LongtimeLurker
Do you think it's better to wait then? I don't want to wait until Vega. Do you think the prices will come down soon?
IMHO the supply BS with mid range cards will not go away until 2017 unless there is some magic fleet of ships stuck at sea right now full of cards to be supplied.
Prices are going up not down, at start the prices were sometimes at MSRP but the more retailers and distributors realize how bad the supply is the mare they raise the prices because they can get away with it.
There are currently only 3 markets I know about that sometimes offer fair prices and borderline acceptable availability: USA, UK, Germany. Practically the biggest 1st world markets. Everything else is FUBAR. I would have already bought some card from Mindfactory.de Germany but their shipping to me is like 30EUR+ if they even ship here at all and that is a neighboring country with Germany... Caseking.de was the only reasonable option for me for a German shop but those have raised all prices and refuse to go down to reasonable offers and availability.
There is really nothing one can do other than preorder and wait. Problem is some shops are better some worse at handling preorders/orders. Not all are friendly enough to allow one to easily cancel the order before it's fulfilled, paid. Otherwise I would have ordered a card in every damn shop that has a decent offer for a card I would buy.
I've even asked now a person from ASUS Taiwan what's up with this poor availability on many markets when letting him know my RMA is finally resolved after 3.5 months. A local shop just added KFA2 cards on my request but did not add the specific cheapest available 1070 on EU market that I asked about
You're not pulling any serious watts booting into Windows etc. it's your cheapo board or a faulty GPU.
I'm trying to justify getting a Nitro 480 as it is the only I can get in my country beside couple shops having overpriced XFXs.
I've done all I can today with one shop to get a hold of them and a reply on the availability, no luck. If I can't get a hold of them on Monday then I'm not even inclined to place an order with them at all for any price as that just means trouble when shop doesn't answer emails nor picks up phones.
The places that offer any decent prices on 480s are close to none and ordering from Germany is not good price wise either as they've raised prices too at least the shop that would ship at a reasonable cost to me.
And I can't get a hold of KFA2 GTX 1070 EX either, the cheapest 1070 in Europe.
I've paid about $186 for my 280x and gotten that back while spending 3.5 months and $15 on RMA shipping. So kind of half of 1060/480 gets paid by previous card. 1060s also come with game code that can be sold. 480s come with nothing, not even newest Doom or Deus Ex, none, nil. Instead AMD is promoting CPUs with those kind of games and prebuilt crap systems, pretty much the stuff no one wants to buy anymore.
I got the 1060 ordered for $260. The 480s are nearly impossible to find at that price in any shop. $270+ for the lowest binned version. The 1060s aren't binned and OC well in general. 4xx it's a hit or miss with OC especially when they bin the chips and reserve better ones for the more expensive versions.
Donate me that AIO Edited by JackCY - 9/2/16 at 1:21pm