My 0.00024BC has lost over 50% of its value since December making it worth a mere $2 from its heady highs of nearly $4.50
I'm working on a new PC build and camped out Micro Center for a reasonably priced Asus 1080 Strix -- "reasonable" meaning maybe $15 over MSRP. Beats the "100% over MSRP" rates from Newegg or Amazon though. The evening before I was at Best Buy and they said they had a few 1080 FE's coming in and I paid MSRP for one but then learned that the FE had cooling issues so went with the Asus. The FE is finally in today and I was originally thinking of trying to flip it and subsidize my build with an extra hundred bucks or two but it looks like the GPU market is cooling off. Craigslist and eBay filling up with both used cards and 'new' cards (assuming they're not just reboxed) that people either bought to flip or else just didn't get into their mining rigs yet. Probably make more sense to give the FE a tour from the pick-up counter to the returns counter and wash my hands of it.
Nvidia is all "we're trying to get cards into the hands of gamers and working with our retail partners" and AMD is like "So buy a card and mine some coins, stupid. Why you even have a GPU if you're not going to mine with it?"
Anyone buy RAM recently? That stuff is a mint now as well. Supposedly because every item on earth is using it these days and production can't keep up.
New build will feature an i5-8600K, Asus Z370-A Prime mobo, Asus 1080 Strix, 16GB RAM (3200), 500GB M.2 drive and then the old PSU, SSD and a couple HDDs from my current system. All stuffed in a Mastercase 5 with my old Corsair H100i v2 cooler. Reading up on installing the M.2 gave me headaches (SATA lanes, PCIe lanes, etc) but I'll figure it out.