So, the main reason that PC parts are abnormally expensive right now is thatthere has been a global chip shortage from 2020 to now. (December 2021 when this is being written, though the shortage is likely to continue into 2022.) And like most disruptive events that happened in 2020, this one happened as a direct result of COVID-19.
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Why is PC hardware so expensive?
Rising costs for PC hardware is largely down to supply chain issues. Spend wisely out there. The cost to build a PC with good performance continues to fall as we get more for our money. Still, the current world situation and pandemic has led to substantial inflation of component pricing, notably motherboards and power supplies.
Why are PC parts suppliers taking over the market?
And because parts suppliers like Intel, Asus, and MSI can get more profit out of bulk orders, the PC makers take precedence over end users who buy one part at a time. It鈥檚 a big shift. PC sales have actually increased by a significant amount this year, reversing an eight-year trend since the rise of smartphones and tablets.
What is the most expensive part of a PC build?
Graphics Card (GPU) The Graphics Card is often going to be the single most expensive component of any build. That is particularly true in the current economic landscape. I previously mentioned a 鈥渨orrying trend鈥? That worrying trend pertains to the GPU market.
Why is it so expensive to buy a GPU?
Due to global supply chain issues and chip shortages, the cost to acquire a GPU and other important PC hardware is significantly higher than normal. However, as of right now, you can still get a prebuilt system at a reasonable price.