Buy a Video Card Without Getting SCREWED

July 30, 2019 posted by


Ahhh…. You know, I love this shelf. (We all do,Linus) But, come to think of it When was the last time I actually bought a GPU? I think it was I think it was during the last Scrapyard wars. You know… Maybe it’s finally time to expand the collection You know..I’m gonna go I’m gonna get caught up on street pricing here and get some new GPUs Wait, I’m sorry what? 1080s are going for 850 to 1150 bucks? 1070TI is at 730 TO 975 ? Vega 56s for just under to over a 1000$? Holy crap I mean There are cards out there Going for almost a thousand Canadian rubles that we declared Not a great value at about half of that when they were released.. *Exhales* So thankfully, I don’t actually need a GPU that badly that whole thing was just a setup for this video. Well No ****. But, there are a lot of folks out there who do, so for you We compiled a few tips and tricks to help you try and get a decent deal so you can get your game on Speaking of a decent deal, IFixIt. IFixIts protech toolkit gives you the tools you need to tackle any Electronics repair challenge. Visit ifixit.com/linus at the link below and get yours today So this video is gonna be a little bit different from our standard fare. No performance graphs. No sexy b-roll I probably won’t even drop anything except some mad truths We’ll start our journey at the local level. This is memory Express whose website Even has a special notice on it about a GPU and power supply shortage because believe it or not retailers have been frustrated by the lack of supply too. With that said it’s not all bad news. There’s a very recent update on their site about restrictions being lifted on graphics card purchases so there may be some light at the end of the tunnel if that’s any indication and Did anyone actually realise that there was an ongoing power supply shortage? Anyway, this still doesn’t tell us when prices will actually stabilize, so if you don’t want to wait weeks or Potentially even months to upgrade your potato for a game of fortnite, We may need some other options. So if nothing else by looking at retail pricing we can get a baseline for what to look for When we compare the launch price with the lowest price available on PC Part picker, We see a couple of obvious patterns here The most expensive GPUs have the biggest markup, which we might expect but we also see something peculiar. The GeForce GTX 1080 is by far the closest to its MSRP And I’d even go as far as to say if you can find one at about this pricing Go ahead and buy retail if you can Another while you can tip by the way is that sometimes vendors will sell Directly at MSRP take Nvidia for example where you can buy Founders edition cards for way less as long as you are diligently monitoring their site and You’re quick on the draw. Next, We’ve got used sites like Craigslist which are currently overflowing with second-hand GPUs and Prices are trending downward overall Which You know what let me see that thing Actually forget it. This is ridiculous. You can get deals now Yeah But scalpers like this,are all over the place. Often asking close to or even more than retail for “Never used” or “lightly used” cards So, just make sure you keep your BS detectors cranked to 11 until this blows over but if buying directly at retail is expensive and Current-gen used cards are going to be a minefield for a while… What else can we do? Well some retailers are actually offering combo deals with steep discounts for graphics cards that are usually bundled with some other component that gamers would want. Like a headset, a high-end CPU or motherboard that kind of thing and While our luck at Newegg today wasn’t great with just 10 to $20 savings being typical, Some vendors like Microcenter are doing in store only discounts with limited quantities available With that said though, maybe we’re barking up the wrong tree Maybe what we want isn’t a specific graphics card, but rather a specific performance level And I think I know how we can achieve that. We’re gonna go where the miners aren’t going We know that the GTX 1080 is in most cases about 25 percent faster than the previous generation 980ti However, if we look at the price for the 980ti somewhere like eBay It’s cheaper then even the cheapest 1070 I mean, and compared to the 1080 I’m talking like just over half the price And The HBM equipped FURY X can be had for a similar price to – as long as 4 gigs is enough VRAM for you and you Have the power supply to run it. And so you know, Moving down in the pricing tiers a little bit if you were after an rx 580 or 570, the performance difference between the 480 and or 70 is so minimal that the price difference here makes that a no-brainer as well. And depending on your needs you can even go further back like a Maxwell Titan X or Titan black or even as far back as a GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970 if your goal is 1080p gaming. Those things are around a hundred bucks today about half that of a 1050 TI with slightly better performance Do note though that older high-end cards like The Fury will draw more power and lack new features like HDMI 2.0 a HEVC, HDR, and they have no hope of playing back content protected by PlayReady 3.0 DRM and you also don’t get a warranty when you do this well, not usually anyway so buyer beware there, but Games don’t stop to wait for GPU prices to drop and if you need the horsepower this seems to be the best way to go until the whole industry regains its senses Unplug and play what does that even mean? I’ll tell you it’s Corsairs line up of wireless gaming peripherals including their dark core RGB Se Mouse which features one millisecond 2.4 gigahertz and low latency Bluetooth connectivity. Their K63 wireless gaming keyboard with the same low latency connection options and Cherry MX red switches with a blue Backlight and their mm. 1000. Which is a wireless charging mouse pad though, It should be noted that the wireless charging version of the mouse will work with any qi wireless charging pad Not just theirs which is pretty cool, and you can check out the whole lineup at the links below I made it! So thanks for watching guys if this video sucked You know what to do.. (Please don’t.. :c) But if it was awesome Get subscribed, Hit that like button or maybe check out where to buy the stuff we featured on eBay I guess at the link in the video description Also linked down there’s our merch store, which has cool shirts like this one and our community forum, which you should totally join.

100 Comments

100 Replies to “Buy a Video Card Without Getting SCREWED”

  1. syarifah hanyna says:

    Just use console for gaming? It's cheaper and easier… I'll throw myself over the building

  2. homegrowntwinkie says:

    You Should Send Me A GPU, As I've never had one, and wish to build a Gaming PC. :'( I'm so jealous of how many you have.

  3. Joseph Lagunas says:

    Hello guys . My name is joe I'm doing a project right now that I was wondering fokr you could help in any way. The project is building a gaming pc with all donated parts. So far I have a donated case amd fx8120 990fx mother board and a 850watt power supple . All I'm missing if a graphics card and ram . I was wondering if you had any old or spare graphics cards that you can donate to my projects. Even ram would be helpful .

  4. Mark Anthony says:

    wait a minute, the 980ti has a hdmi 2.0, maxwell was able to support 4k 60, wether it could play at that is a whole different story

  5. vLAD Sartini says:

    "Well… No shit" thanks for that, lmao.

  6. usethisonelol says:

    What's a ruble?

  7. Ashley Cooper says:

    tell me how to up my bullshit detector level to 11 senpai. i need some used cardds

  8. Eric Swansboro says:

    Anyone else Soley focusing on the fucken Titan just chilling in the rain?

  9. Richard says:

    Don't need to buy gpu if you build a gpu yourself

  10. Scarywesley4 says:

    I never paid attention to GPU prices (upgraded before crypto boom) and just bought a Vega 64 for $300. I didn't know it was $1,000 at one point. Holy shit!

  11. Despiser Despised says:

    I wonder if Linus's wife knows he's gay yet?

  12. Electrohead says:

    Woot Linus is Canadian 🇨🇦 !

  13. ULT1M4T3G4M3R says:

    This video aged like fine wine, since bitcoin is only $3000 and dropping

  14. GRASSFEDBEEF - says:

    I got a 1060 for $270

  15. Kim Walton says:

    All because of Miners :/

  16. Michael Trevino says:

    You're the best Linus!!!!!!

  17. Starmobile PLAYmax says:

    can u give me gpu compatible to gigabytes fm+ motherboard?

  18. Madelynn Harmon says:

    I am deciding whether to buy this graphic card or not fancyonline.shop/19l because of the high ratings and reviews it looks like it's the best for the price.

  19. kamal jaswal says:

    Linus Tech Tips
    can you help Indian gamers by making a video on the prices of chips and customs duty charges gaming in India is like crime an evga icx 1080 ti cost about 1542.33 dollar which is loot
    and a founder addition card will be of about 1844.19 dollars and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp Extreme goes for 1071.03 dollar

    and the 1070 ti was around 706.18 dollar I am currently on 750ti and same goes for AMD ones we cannot afford that much expensive card it is a crime to play games its cost us one kidney

    we can just watch peoples on youtube playing games in India only miners can afford these card will you help us I assure if you help you got lots of views and subscriber from India we give you blessings help us, please

  20. kamal jaswal says:

    Linus Tech Tips
    can you help Indian gamers by making a video on the prices of chips and customs duty charges gaming in India is like crime an evga icx 1080 ti cost about 1542.33 dollar which is loot

    and a founder addition card will be of about 1844.19 dollars and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp Extreme goes for 1071.03 dollar

    and the 1070 ti was around 706.18 dollar I am currently on 750ti and same goes for AMD ones we cannot afford that much expensive card it is a crime to play games its cost us one kidney

    we can just watch peoples on youtube playing games in India only miners can afford these card will you help us I assure if you help you got lots of views and subscriber from India we give you blessings help us, please

  21. kamal jaswal says:

    Linus Tech Tips
    can you help Indian gamers by making a video on the prices of chips and customs duty charges gaming in India is like crime an evga icx 1080 ti cost about 1542.33 dollar which is loot

    and a founder addition card will be of about 1844.19 dollars and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp Extreme goes for 1071.03 dollar

    and the 1070 ti was around 706.18 dollar I am currently on 750ti and same goes for AMD ones we cannot afford that much expensive card it is a crime to play games its cost us one kidney

    we can just watch peoples on youtube playing games in India only miners can afford these card will you help us I assure if you help you got lots of views and subscriber from India we give you blessings help us, please

  22. kamal jaswal says:

    Linus Tech Tips
    can you help Indian gamers by making a video on the prices of chips and customs duty charges gaming in India is like crime an evga icx 1080 ti cost about 1542.33 dollar which is loot

    and a founder addition card will be of about 1844.19 dollars and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp Extreme goes for 1071.03 dollar

    and the 1070 ti was around 706.18 dollar I am currently on 750ti and same goes for AMD ones we cannot afford that much expensive card it is a crime to play games its cost us one kidney

    we can just watch peoples on youtube playing games in India only miners can afford these card will you help us I assure if you help you got lots of views and subscriber from India we give you blessings help us, please

  23. kamal jaswal says:

    Linus Tech Tips
    can you help Indian gamers by making a video on the prices of chips and customs duty charges gaming in India is like crime an evga icx 1080 ti cost about 1542.33 dollar which is loot

    and a founder addition card will be of about 1844.19 dollars and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp Extreme goes for 1071.03 dollar

    and the 1070 ti was around 706.18 dollar I am currently on 750ti and same goes for AMD ones we cannot afford that much expensive card it is a crime to play games its cost us one kidney

    we can just watch peoples on youtube playing games in India only miners can afford these card will you help us I assure if you help you got lots of views and subscriber from India we give you blessings help us, please

  24. 10,000 subs with no videos says:

    Can I live in the gpu

  25. FAKE NAME says:

    Just got a radeon rx570 8gb oc from Canada computers for $194 there is also a 20 mail in rebate I can use

  26. Offspring512 says:

    Lost it at MINEfield. :))) Love these embedded puns!

  27. michael j says:

    Does anyone know what website that is at 6.32? That compares the gpus

  28. Sam Domiono. says:

    or you could sell some of yours…

  29. hunn20004 says:

    aa, 1000$ vegas….im buying one for 340$ :3

  30. apachedisco says:

    The Future here. The bottom dropped out. GPU pricing is fine again unless you buy FOTM.

  31. Solo Sniper says:

    2:40 that is me right now watching this vid😂😂😂😂😂🎉🎉

  32. LunaticBerserker says:

    that Dick Butt meme on the car…

  33. Niko Zerlik says:

    Any tips on upgrading GPU it this age where everything is just… marginally better than cards 3 years ago.

    I have R7 370 4GB OC Strix that runs quite well in 1080p, but is struggling to keep up with new games… but. I recall that I paid 200€ for the 370 back in 2017 and looking at the new cards in same price range now, there is not much of an improvement. The heck I'm suppose to do? Going for 500€ range feels stupid, since the added value by performance just gets worse.

    Casual gaming at 1080p and steady 30-60fps is enough for me so buying a overkill vega 64 OC would just be too much.

    What happened? It's like gamers are forced to buy "flagships" and rest of the consumers are just completely ignored or scammed to get "next gen" that is actually same as before.

  34. redkillertrue says:

    I use the k55

  35. mdogzino says:

    Is Craigslist in Vancouver bigger than Kijiji in Toronto, or is this channel pandering to US viewers since they don't have Kijiji?

  36. mdogzino says:

    What is gpu price on Facebook market place?

  37. Kurogane Ti_Ignition says:

    CANADIAN RUBLES gotta invest in that

  38. IZIKOG3 says:

    give me just gtx 650

  39. Gman0440 Gamer says:

    Rip I have a Radeon 560

  40. Moze was hot in Ned's Declassified says:

    Best way is to search ebay

  41. ikiwyu says:

    PC gaming is becoming more and more of a niche market. I hate to say it but console gaming could be the future.

  42. Linus Drop Tips says:

    give me some gpu's please

  43. Mashi Q says:

    Just wanted to remind everyone to subscribe to Pewdiepie, keep scrolling

  44. Gaanesh Sundrammoorthy says:

    He said gpus… S…

  45. R3GISTIRED OF3NDEr says:

    lol its been yrs and gpu prices are still jacked

  46. Cyclingbob says:

    A scammer tried to sell me a gou once. So I did the right thing.

    Wasted his time.

    That way they can't scam a Innocent person.

  47. Scrope says:

    the thumbnail reminds me of indian tech channels, tf

  48. Mr Danny Lane says:

    Sick Honda Civic!

  49. alienufoweird says:

    Buying a 1080 is impossible now (FUCKING MINERS) and as for the 2080 it's full of scammers on amazon and ebay so buy at your own risk. All that's left is stores which sell the 2080 for around 1000€ with no sign of 1080's anywhere in stores…….guess ill wait for the 2180 or 3080 series to buy a new gpu at a decent price because when you're making around 14000€ a year spending 1000 on a gpu is not an option. Mining destroyed the gaming experience for me, good thing i bought a 1060 just before all that mining debacle started (like literally after 10 days that i bought that 1060 the price went up by 100 euro) so no gaming on ultra for me for a year or 2 until these prices start to make sense.

  50. BOOGIE-Fortnite says:

    My 2 980’s get 9fps 😢

  51. undermodgaming says:

    Linus, you better drive and don't talk.

  52. Vinay ESO says:

    a pink honda? dude….

  53. Pulse Mill says:

    Man just casually has like 11 gtx 1080ti

  54. Mr. Fox says:

    this guy is hilarious

  55. Pumpost says:

    I bought a 1080ti off of eBay for $600 while on amazon founders editions were going for $1000-1200 it works great and I’m so lucky I got this deal

  56. Michal S says:

    What GPU can i buy as an upgrade from my Radeon 6950 2GB. My budget is only £200 (260 USD, 360 CAD). Is upgrade at that price point even sensible?

  57. sathish kumar says:

    what about 1050ti and 1060

  58. barryschwarz says:

    Nice to see you're not wasting any unnecessary money on your car.

  59. nafis sadiq says:

    Linus I love you.

  60. Old Random Computing says:

    Those damn cryptocurrency miners are driving up graphics card prices.

    Really F*CKING annoying!

  61. Trailer Guys says:

    This video is impossible

  62. Rockin Roll says:

    Almost a thousand? Linus try to buy a 2080 TI for under a thousand. Let me know where you get one

  63. Gaming sector says:

    Can you give me one gpu 😋😋

  64. roman cisneros says:

    I have a ten year old kid that would like to be a gamer on PC but what I got for him for now- tell I find work are a way to get anything for him the pc is a Dell Intel Pentium "d.c" with window 7 what card would do for now anything u know would help he's a good kid A,b student so I'm trying to do what I can thanks for any info anything would help.thanks

  65. Leev says:

    Id kill just to have one of those cards…

  66. Pentiumjet 115 says:

    I got a rx 570 4gb for 96 usd

  67. Shinrai # says:

    Those miners should just get actual jobs..

  68. GandalfTheSilver says:

    I found an RX 580 for $165, is that a good price?

  69. Dion Starfire says:

    Almost a year after you called out GPU != graphics card in the misused technology terms video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdYiUw-lZrk) here you are equating the two. oh, the hypocrisy. 😛 How long did your techie credentials get suspended for over this faux pas?

  70. Gthemaniac says:

    year later prices are still insane.

  71. Threelly AI says:

    I hate it when this happens…
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

  72. PotatoGamer555 says:

    Can you send me a RX580 Please

  73. michael ballard says:

    3:06 This made me sad. I'm currently looking for a decent GeForce GTX 1080, and the best new price I can find is now $730. And of course, its the only one that didn't have a price increase when this was released… Graphics Cards, love the performance, love the appearance, hate the price…

  74. samtherat6 says:

    I bought a laptop, but looking back on this, his strategy makes sense. The reason why miners weren’t buying older hardware is because of the power consumption.

  75. the wings of death says:

    Some girls say they have no clothes with a filled walkin closet some guys say they have no shoes with 200 pairs of them but linus says none of these graphic cards will do with a entire warehouse full of expensive computer part while building 2000 dollar pcs every other day

  76. Benjámin Péter says:

    The rx 480 didn't make it i guess…
    I managed to get one for only about 100 USD

  77. 51CK33 says:

    snapbacks arent made for heads as thin in reality but broad in ego and intellect linusss! duhh

  78. inscrutablewut says:

    Was trying to upgrade my rig last year and nearly spit out my coffee when I saw USED 1080s going for $1000. Now I can get RTX 2060 (comparable performance to 1070) for $350, ppl taking crazy pills on this mining shit.

  79. MapleLeafAce says:

    It’s funny cause 1070’s and 1080’s cost that much all over again in 2019 due to the 2000 series taking centre stage and the 1000 series ending production. Last I checked, a 1080 new costs $900-$1200.

  80. tap water reef guy 82 says:

    Linus can I have one of your Spare GPUs you got 🥺

  81. TMR Snowyy says:

    Could I get a Ryzen Processor??

  82. Andreas fpv says:

    Got Vega 64 for 500 yeah dawg

  83. REZ- Reviews and More! says:

    I found a GTX 1050 at Fry's for $99.00 USD.

  84. qt suspxctツ says:

    Can you donate me a graphics card?

  85. KetchupWTFYT says:

    If your poor just get a GT 660, it's GREAT FOR GAMING😉

  86. Tae Joon Ahn says:

    I hope you to get graphics cards with the best price in the country! will be definitely cheaper than any websites. Visit www.malabs.com and email me! [email protected] (we are a distributor)

  87. office mkffs says:

    and then RTX swaggered in..

  88. Fogogogo Lglgglhoho says:

    Ha the video Cards like 1080 cost 500 dollars and 2080 cost 1k dollars

  89. John Ruben Saragi says:

    Well, this cannot be applied on other countries. In my case, RX 480 is $70 higher than RX 580

  90. Val3ntin says:

    I like the way he introduces the sponsors

  91. Gregory Grieves says:

    Linus PLEASE please I beg of you!! Help me get a new GPU or used mine just quit on me and now I am screwed!!!!!!

  92. Zeek M says:

    Disclaimer: This video was made before the nVidia memory issues were discovered.
    Listening to Linus has become an act of the foolish.
    I wish that were't true.

  93. WilltheLemon says:

    Funny how these,prices have plummeted 😂 these were dark times

  94. Randy says:

    I’m so confused, why is the MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 (which is the one I have) $999.99??? I got it for $359.99!

  95. Halo Fan says:

    Still not yet in 2019

  96. Ultra2k says:

    Just scored a EVGA GTX 1060 3GB for $70 shipped on eBay.

  97. Steve Fitz says:

    omg @ the car paint job.. linus u better stick to computers…

  98. dxzzy says:

    What would it take for you to give me one of these

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