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ExtremeTech

GPU Prices Skyrocket, Breaking the Entire DIY PC Market
ExtremeTech
If you're looking to build a PC today, chances are you're in trouble. Cryptocurrency mining has driven the prices of GPUs from “inflated” to “utterly absurd.” In fact, prices are so high, they're actually higher, in some cases, than we'd expect a ...

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PC Gamer

It's a terrible time to buy a graphics card
PC Gamer
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of ...

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Ars Technica

Here's why you can't buy a high-end graphics card at Best Buy
Ars Technica
And it's driving PC gamers—who used to be the primary market for these cards—crazy. "Cryptocurrency can't crash soon enough," one gamer wrote on the PCGaming subreddit a few days ago. Gamers thinking about building a new gaming machine are being ...



Forbes

Building A Gaming PC In The Age Of Crypto Mining? Just Buy One Instead
Forbes
I spent all of yesterday trying to write a guide on building your own gaming PC in a post-cryptocurrency mining world. I desperately wanted to prove that it's still as affordable and viable as ever. Unfortunately, I never made it past the research ...



The Guardian

Which desktop PC should I buy for home office and family use?
The Guardian
They can buy from one of the big desktop PC suppliers – such as Dell, HP and Lenovo – or one of the smaller British companies, such as Chillblast, PC Specialist, Scan and Novatech. For more information, see my earlier answer, Should I buy my next ...

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UpNorthLive.com

Students get 'schooled' in computer programming
UpNorthLive.com
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Students at a northern Michigan high school spent the week learning computer programming. More than a year ago two Petoskey natives got an idea to help jump-start students' into computer careers. Paul Bowman and ...



On Computers: Saying 'hello' and more to Google Pixel 2
Worcester Telegram
There are 4.66 billion cellphones in the world. Ours cracked. Water got in and they just don't work as well when they're submerged. 'Hooda' thought it? It was the third gone gadget in a year. So bye-bye Google Nexus 6P and hello Google Pixel 2. All 158 ...

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The West Australian

Unstable bitcoin's fractured future
The West Australian
BLOCK: A series of transactions involving a group of crypto coins added to the blockchain to create a sequential record. MINERS: Operate computers linked to blockchains and collect fees, often in parts of the processed coin, for processing transactions ...



Polygon

Would you rent a cloud-based gaming PC rather than buy your own?
Polygon
People familiar with the video game industry have been hearing about cloud gaming for so long that they may already be tired of the concept, even though it hasn't yet hit the mainstream. A number of high-profile disappointments, most notably the ...
Blade thinks it's cracked PC game streaming with the Shadow cloud computerThe Verge

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PCWorld

Graphics card prices are ludicrous. Here's how to keep gaming in the coin mining era
PCWorld
Hell, the state of today's graphics card market makes some gaming laptops an enticing value proposition—words I never thought I'd utter. Buying a whole prebuilt PC can also make sense if you're only looking for a new graphics card. Sure, you're laying ...


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