How do you buy a graphics card without paying cryptocurrency mining prices you ask. Well, lucky for you, that is exactly what I am going to be covering in this video. I give you 5 different methods on how to cheaply buy GPUs in 2018. That way, you can still build your dream system on an affordable budget.
About this video: In this video, I walk you through five different tips on how to buy a graphics card without paying cryptocurrency mining prices in 2018. After watching this videos, you will have a few different techniques in order to purchase graphics cards cheaply. This way, you won't find yourself overpaying for a graphics card that just a few months ago would have cost you half the price!
The first method for getting graphics cards cheaply in 2018 is to buy used hardware. While buying PC parts off Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or Let Go might be scary to some, if you are careful and know what you're doing, you'll be fine. This, however, the most effective way to upgrade your PC's graphics card in 2018. It'll allow you to get a used GPU that, while it may have some wear and tear, is still going to be able to play modern games at a decent FPS, and you'll be getting it without paying the current new GPU prices.
The second method for purchasing GPUs cheap in 2018 is to buy an entire system used. Now, while this may sound a little bit extreme, it could end up being a smart idea if you find the right system. The method here is to purchase a system with the graphics card you want and then sell off all of the parts in it. Of course, this is a build-by-build basis, but it's still a good option if you're okay with being inventive.
Third, we have buying a graphics card bundle on New Egg or Amazon. This will let you get a brand new graphics card for near MSRP, but you will also get a motherboard, processor, case, or all three with it. The reason that companies do this is to actually deter cryptocurrency miners from purchasing them. Miners have absolutely no use for a gaming motherboard, but gamers, definitely do!
Our fourth tip on getting GPUS for a good price in 2018 is buying last generation hardware. By buying old hardware that typically isn't the best for crypto mining, you avoid having to pay an extreme premium, and you can even sometimes find a discount as retailers try to get rid of old hardware. Usually, these GPUs are still great at running modern games, and many can even hold their own in most titles at ultra settings!
Lastly, we have purchasing a computer from a PC builder like AlienWare, Puget, or iBuyPower. These companies buy graphics cards directly from the supplier in bulk letting them paying near or below MSRP. They then pass these savings on to you. Now, the downside of this is that while you may be getting a good price on the graphics card, you are going to be paying a little bit more for the CPU, case, RAM, PSU, etc. in your system. You'll also be buying a whole system making this option a complete no go for upgraders.
With that being said, there are 5 tips on how to buy a graphics card cheaply in 2018. Cryptocurrency miners may be driving up the prices of GPUs, but that doesn't mean gamers like us have to overpay for them. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed this video. If you did, please give it a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe to the channel if you haven't already. It really helps us out, and it means a lot!
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