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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they w   
    People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they will become the next millionare but statistically speaking, you're gonna lose it all. 
     
    My goal is to not lose money, that's it. If my portfolio of coins appreciates, then that's just a bonus. I also spent hours pouring over websites, whitepapers and developer teams carefully selecting the coins I truly believe in rather than blindly throwing money at everything. 
     
    My dad is an investment manager, and I have learned a lot about investing from him. Here is his companies website. 
     
    https://www.investprovident.com/
     
    Things I've learned about investing from him:
     
    1. Don't try to time the market. You will lose every single time. Yes, some people can time the market, but you can't. Not even warren Buffet can time the market. 
     
    2. Real investing takes time, lots and lots of time. You need to do your homework and RESEARCH each and every security carefully. Study their team, study their quarterly earnings. Study whether this is actually a viable business and whether the general public will actually want to use said good or service. In the case of crypto, study whether their goals are actually practical and obtainable. Then evaluate if the "share" price is under or overvalued. 
     
    3. The "boring" businesses that nobody is talking about will earn you the most money. For example, my dad currently holds shares in Visa, tractor supply, a plane licensing firm, a car recycler company, and many of these very "mundane" stocks that don't seem that interesting. Since they aren't tech stocks, they are overlooked by most investors, so their shares temd to be undervalued. 
     
    4. You are not in this for a quick buck, you are in this for the long term. Buy the share, and hold hold HOLD. Sell the under-performing shares and hold onto the shares that are doing well. Don't sell the good ones, keep them. Sell the bad ones and put the money back into the good shares. 
     
    5. Investing isn't gambling if you do it right. Gambling is throwing your money at something random and hoping that you make more money. Investing is carefully picking and choosing companies you truly believe in and holding into them throughout both the highs and the lows. 
     
    6. A portfolio of 20-25 securities will yield the best return to risk ratio. If you just put all your money in one stock, you cold go to the moon or you could lose it all. Put your money in two stocks and you might still go to the moon but you could easily still lose it all. Put your money into 500 different companies (S&P500) and your portfolio will go up over time and you don't have to worry about losing everything, but you also won't make as much money. Picking 20-25 different stocks gives you the opportunity to beat out something like the S&P500 and while increasing your risk only slightly. 20-25 stocks is the best risk-to-reward ratio out there for active management and has consistently beaten the S&P500 ever since their company started. 
     
    Real investing is like anything. In order to be good at it, it must be treated just like a job, or maybe a hobby if you pick more stocks to reduce risk. You won't get rich off of investing, but if you do it right you also won't lose everything. You need to be able to guess what the public will want next and act on that. Throwing your money around is gambling, and not at all the same thing. Don't be fooled into thinking you can win big by flinging your money into random stocks with absolutely no risk, that just doesn't exist. Do your homework, do your research and look for what you think will do well and you will win. No, you aren't going to be a millionaire, but you also won't lose your shirt either. 
  2. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they w   
    People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they will become the next millionare but statistically speaking, you're gonna lose it all. 
     
    My goal is to not lose money, that's it. If my portfolio of coins appreciates, then that's just a bonus. I also spent hours pouring over websites, whitepapers and developer teams carefully selecting the coins I truly believe in rather than blindly throwing money at everything. 
     
    My dad is an investment manager, and I have learned a lot about investing from him. Here is his companies website. 
     
    https://www.investprovident.com/
     
    Things I've learned about investing from him:
     
    1. Don't try to time the market. You will lose every single time. Yes, some people can time the market, but you can't. Not even warren Buffet can time the market. 
     
    2. Real investing takes time, lots and lots of time. You need to do your homework and RESEARCH each and every security carefully. Study their team, study their quarterly earnings. Study whether this is actually a viable business and whether the general public will actually want to use said good or service. In the case of crypto, study whether their goals are actually practical and obtainable. Then evaluate if the "share" price is under or overvalued. 
     
    3. The "boring" businesses that nobody is talking about will earn you the most money. For example, my dad currently holds shares in Visa, tractor supply, a plane licensing firm, a car recycler company, and many of these very "mundane" stocks that don't seem that interesting. Since they aren't tech stocks, they are overlooked by most investors, so their shares temd to be undervalued. 
     
    4. You are not in this for a quick buck, you are in this for the long term. Buy the share, and hold hold HOLD. Sell the under-performing shares and hold onto the shares that are doing well. Don't sell the good ones, keep them. Sell the bad ones and put the money back into the good shares. 
     
    5. Investing isn't gambling if you do it right. Gambling is throwing your money at something random and hoping that you make more money. Investing is carefully picking and choosing companies you truly believe in and holding into them throughout both the highs and the lows. 
     
    6. A portfolio of 20-25 securities will yield the best return to risk ratio. If you just put all your money in one stock, you cold go to the moon or you could lose it all. Put your money in two stocks and you might still go to the moon but you could easily still lose it all. Put your money into 500 different companies (S&P500) and your portfolio will go up over time and you don't have to worry about losing everything, but you also won't make as much money. Picking 20-25 different stocks gives you the opportunity to beat out something like the S&P500 and while increasing your risk only slightly. 20-25 stocks is the best risk-to-reward ratio out there for active management and has consistently beaten the S&P500 ever since their company started. 
     
    Real investing is like anything. In order to be good at it, it must be treated just like a job, or maybe a hobby if you pick more stocks to reduce risk. You won't get rich off of investing, but if you do it right you also won't lose everything. You need to be able to guess what the public will want next and act on that. Throwing your money around is gambling, and not at all the same thing. Don't be fooled into thinking you can win big by flinging your money into random stocks with absolutely no risk, that just doesn't exist. Do your homework, do your research and look for what you think will do well and you will win. No, you aren't going to be a millionaire, but you also won't lose your shirt either. 
  3. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they w   
    People need to be realistic when putting money in crypto. When everyone thinks they will become the next millionare but statistically speaking, you're gonna lose it all. 
     
    My goal is to not lose money, that's it. If my portfolio of coins appreciates, then that's just a bonus. I also spent hours pouring over websites, whitepapers and developer teams carefully selecting the coins I truly believe in rather than blindly throwing money at everything. 
     
    My dad is an investment manager, and I have learned a lot about investing from him. Here is his companies website. 
     
    https://www.investprovident.com/
     
    Things I've learned about investing from him:
     
    1. Don't try to time the market. You will lose every single time. Yes, some people can time the market, but you can't. Not even warren Buffet can time the market. 
     
    2. Real investing takes time, lots and lots of time. You need to do your homework and RESEARCH each and every security carefully. Study their team, study their quarterly earnings. Study whether this is actually a viable business and whether the general public will actually want to use said good or service. In the case of crypto, study whether their goals are actually practical and obtainable. Then evaluate if the "share" price is under or overvalued. 
     
    3. The "boring" businesses that nobody is talking about will earn you the most money. For example, my dad currently holds shares in Visa, tractor supply, a plane licensing firm, a car recycler company, and many of these very "mundane" stocks that don't seem that interesting. Since they aren't tech stocks, they are overlooked by most investors, so their shares temd to be undervalued. 
     
    4. You are not in this for a quick buck, you are in this for the long term. Buy the share, and hold hold HOLD. Sell the under-performing shares and hold onto the shares that are doing well. Don't sell the good ones, keep them. Sell the bad ones and put the money back into the good shares. 
     
    5. Investing isn't gambling if you do it right. Gambling is throwing your money at something random and hoping that you make more money. Investing is carefully picking and choosing companies you truly believe in and holding into them throughout both the highs and the lows. 
     
    6. A portfolio of 20-25 securities will yield the best return to risk ratio. If you just put all your money in one stock, you cold go to the moon or you could lose it all. Put your money in two stocks and you might still go to the moon but you could easily still lose it all. Put your money into 500 different companies (S&P500) and your portfolio will go up over time and you don't have to worry about losing everything, but you also won't make as much money. Picking 20-25 different stocks gives you the opportunity to beat out something like the S&P500 and while increasing your risk only slightly. 20-25 stocks is the best risk-to-reward ratio out there for active management and has consistently beaten the S&P500 ever since their company started. 
     
    Real investing is like anything. In order to be good at it, it must be treated just like a job, or maybe a hobby if you pick more stocks to reduce risk. You won't get rich off of investing, but if you do it right you also won't lose everything. You need to be able to guess what the public will want next and act on that. Throwing your money around is gambling, and not at all the same thing. Don't be fooled into thinking you can win big by flinging your money into random stocks with absolutely no risk, that just doesn't exist. Do your homework, do your research and look for what you think will do well and you will win. No, you aren't going to be a millionaire, but you also won't lose your shirt either. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Damascus for a status update, My planned crypto portfolio comprised of 20 different cryptocurrencies. I have chosen   
    My planned crypto portfolio comprised of 20 different cryptocurrencies. I have chosen 20 different coins split into $40, $30, $20 and $10 brackets with five currencies in each "bracket". For example, 5 currencies I am buying $40 of, 5 currencies I am buying $30 of, 5 currencies $20, and 5 currencies $10. The spending amounts is from least speculative ($40 bracket) to most speculative ($10 bracket). This is a strategy to both hedge against cryptos crashing and a way to see gains in case the highly speculative currencies go to the moon or just burn out. 
     
    I am just using the ticker symbol for these. Look them up if you want.
     
    First 5 currencies, holding $40 of each. Least speculative since their market ca is the largest:
    BTC
    LTC
    ETH
    XRP
    XMR
     
    Next 5, $30 of each:
    ADA
    IOTA
    GAS
    OMG
    QTUM
     
    Next 5, $20 of each:
     
    PAY (very bullish on this one)
    KMD
    WAVES
    REP
    GNT
     
    last 5 currencies, $10 of each. The most speculative ones I selected:
     
    SUB
    WABI
    EOS
    TRX
    OST
     
    I spent at least 30 minutes carefully researching every single one of these cryptos, their development team, and at least skimming over their whitepapers. Unlike most people that simply plunk money into a crypto and hope to make money. The currencies I chose have real world applicability, and I would be happy to hold almost all of these for the long run. 

    People need to realize investing in crypotos is just like the stock market, only you have the potential to make a hell of a lot more than the stock market because the investors in this field are highly irrational. On the other hand, many coins can easily go to zero in a matter of days (bitconnect). The crypto market is just like the dot-com bubble in the 2000s. We don't know what applications blockchain have, but with how many companies are getting onboard, we might potentially see the next google or amazon built on the blockchain. People are also throwing money at everything right a left, even for projects that don't make any sense (there is a coin that wants to put presents on the blockchain WTF?). There's money to be made here, just think like an investor and don't let your emotions take over. 
     
     
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    CUDA_Cores reacted to techstorm970 for a status update, This is amazing:         
    This is amazing:
     

     
     
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Ethocreeper for a status update, Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin.    
    Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Ethocreeper for a status update, Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin.    
    Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Ethocreeper for a status update, Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin.    
    Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Ethocreeper for a status update, Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin.    
    Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Ethocreeper for a status update, Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin.    
    Bought more bitcoin today, $500 worth which is now about 0.05 bitcoin. 
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots.    What happens if a sex robot ac   
    Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots. 
     
    What happens if a sex robot accuses another person of rape? Does the robot have the ability to consent?
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    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Princess Cadence for a status update, You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are b   
    You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are building computers to just work really hard to spit out digital bits that represent a currency. And in the act of doing so, we have produced absolutely nothing of value while burning about a weeks worth of fossil fuels for a single crypto transaction to take place. At least with gold I can hold it, and use it as currency if the power goes out. Can you do that with crypto, hell no. 
     
    crypto mining is just a massive waste of energy IMO. It burns valuable fossil fuels while producing absolutely nothing of physical value. At least powering your house with electricity you can do things like turn on lights, run a stove and furnace, but crypto mining yields nothing. I can't eat, drink or use the crypto I mined as a source of shelter, so it is intrinsically worthless. 
     
    Also yes I know cryptocurrency can be used to heat a house, but that would make an extremely expensive space heater. A space heater so expensive it wouldn't be practical to run unless you know it could make money. 
     
    That being said I still know fiat currency isn't real either. But fiat currency doesn't consume astronomical amounts of power just to be used. If everyone used crypto, imagine how many miners there would need to be to keep up with the transaction demand? We would probably burn through all the coal, oil and gas on earth just to have some transactions verified. 
     
    I don't like the way our government prints money into oblivion, but at least it doesn't consume massive amount of non-renewable resources to do so. 
     
    Also I trade crypto, not mine it. So much easier and cleaner for a person that has a skill to spot value. 
  13. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  14. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots.    What happens if a sex robot ac   
    Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots. 
     
    What happens if a sex robot accuses another person of rape? Does the robot have the ability to consent?
  15. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Princess Cadence for a status update, You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are b   
    You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are building computers to just work really hard to spit out digital bits that represent a currency. And in the act of doing so, we have produced absolutely nothing of value while burning about a weeks worth of fossil fuels for a single crypto transaction to take place. At least with gold I can hold it, and use it as currency if the power goes out. Can you do that with crypto, hell no. 
     
    crypto mining is just a massive waste of energy IMO. It burns valuable fossil fuels while producing absolutely nothing of physical value. At least powering your house with electricity you can do things like turn on lights, run a stove and furnace, but crypto mining yields nothing. I can't eat, drink or use the crypto I mined as a source of shelter, so it is intrinsically worthless. 
     
    Also yes I know cryptocurrency can be used to heat a house, but that would make an extremely expensive space heater. A space heater so expensive it wouldn't be practical to run unless you know it could make money. 
     
    That being said I still know fiat currency isn't real either. But fiat currency doesn't consume astronomical amounts of power just to be used. If everyone used crypto, imagine how many miners there would need to be to keep up with the transaction demand? We would probably burn through all the coal, oil and gas on earth just to have some transactions verified. 
     
    I don't like the way our government prints money into oblivion, but at least it doesn't consume massive amount of non-renewable resources to do so. 
     
    Also I trade crypto, not mine it. So much easier and cleaner for a person that has a skill to spot value. 
  16. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Princess Cadence for a status update, You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are b   
    You know in reality the whole mining craze isn't actually creating anything. We are building computers to just work really hard to spit out digital bits that represent a currency. And in the act of doing so, we have produced absolutely nothing of value while burning about a weeks worth of fossil fuels for a single crypto transaction to take place. At least with gold I can hold it, and use it as currency if the power goes out. Can you do that with crypto, hell no. 
     
    crypto mining is just a massive waste of energy IMO. It burns valuable fossil fuels while producing absolutely nothing of physical value. At least powering your house with electricity you can do things like turn on lights, run a stove and furnace, but crypto mining yields nothing. I can't eat, drink or use the crypto I mined as a source of shelter, so it is intrinsically worthless. 
     
    Also yes I know cryptocurrency can be used to heat a house, but that would make an extremely expensive space heater. A space heater so expensive it wouldn't be practical to run unless you know it could make money. 
     
    That being said I still know fiat currency isn't real either. But fiat currency doesn't consume astronomical amounts of power just to be used. If everyone used crypto, imagine how many miners there would need to be to keep up with the transaction demand? We would probably burn through all the coal, oil and gas on earth just to have some transactions verified. 
     
    I don't like the way our government prints money into oblivion, but at least it doesn't consume massive amount of non-renewable resources to do so. 
     
    Also I trade crypto, not mine it. So much easier and cleaner for a person that has a skill to spot value. 
  17. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  18. Agree
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots.    What happens if a sex robot ac   
    Let's say one day in the future we have sex robots. 
     
    What happens if a sex robot accuses another person of rape? Does the robot have the ability to consent?
  19. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  20. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  21. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  22. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  23. Funny
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from Legendarypoet for a status update, wanna see my big, long, black   wifi antenna?     that's the standard antennas next t   
    wanna see my big, long, black
     
    wifi antenna?
     

     
    that's the standard antennas next to the antennas our router came with. 
  24. Informative
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, There are a multitude of reasons why computer DDR4 prices will not remain high includ   
    There are a multitude of reasons why computer DDR4 prices will not remain high including but not limited to:
     
    1. High RAM prices means consumers will seek alternatives to purchasing new DDR4 (going used or not buying at all like me). Demand will decrease resulting in excess supply, reducing prices. 
     
    2. The longer RAM prices remain high, the more software will be developed in favor of systems with lower RAM. This will aid in scenario one and result in a RAM surplus yet again. 
     
    3. The longer RAM prices remain high, the more opportunity there is for competition like Chinese RAM manufacturers to enter the market. If RAM prices remain high all the way until 2019 or even 2020, Chinese manufacturers will come online and compete with "the big three" and drive prices down that way. 
     
    4. Currently DRAM manufacturers are making RAM for mobile phones because of high profit margins (for now). If manufacturers continue making more RAM for mobile phones, there will be a surplus of mobile RAM and the DRAM makers will move onto more profitable DRAM to manufacture, like desktop DRAM. If RAM prices continue to remain high, more DRAM will be made for desktops in the first place since that is where the profit margins will be, driving down prices that way as corporations seek the memory with a higher profit margin. 
     
    5. OEMs like Dell, HP and lenovo heavily influence the prices we pay for DRAM. If prices are too high, then dell, HP and lenovo will negotiate with DRAM manufacturers for a specific price. These PC makers buy a significant portion of all desktop and laptop DRAM made, so they have huge negotiating power over DRAM price. If they do not get their price, they do not buy. This again brings us back to point one where there will be excess supply.
     
    6. RAM is not something that is a "need" unlike food, water and shelter. Consumers can simply choose not to buy it, so prices are subject to the supply and demand of the market. 
     
    If you are tired of high DDR4 prices or high GPU prices, then choose not to buy anything new right now (buying used PC parts should be okay though as this is a secondary market and operates on a different method of supply and demand). By doing so, you are saying to the manufacturers "I don't want to buy at X price, I will either wait to buy at Y price or not at all". If everyone did this, RAM prices might just be the same as it was in June 2016. The difference is somebody out there is willing to pay these high RAM prices, so the price continues to rise. 
     
    I've heard some conspiracies that this is price fixing, and I actually don't think it is in the sense that all three executives are meeting in a back room discussing prices. I think it's more like every DRAM manufacturers has come to the conclusion that in order to maintain high profit margins, they all must keep supply low at the current level of demand. 
     
    To the people overreacting that it's so expensive to build a PC right now, I would respond by saying "kid, get your head out of the clouds". Just be glad you are able to feed, clothe and shelter yourself in whatever first world country you live in when there are Africans in Ghana going through all the old e-waste America generates for the copper and aluminum, ,only to die of heavy metal poisoning or some form of cancer in only a decade or so. Meanwhile you are sitting here complaining about high prices for something you don't actually need to live, like video cards and DRAM. Just be happy you have 3 meals a day to eat and choose not to buy your little toys for now. Just wait for prices to come down and as long as everyone waits for prices to come down before buying, they will. 
  25. Informative
    CUDA_Cores got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, There are a multitude of reasons why computer DDR4 prices will not remain high includ   
    There are a multitude of reasons why computer DDR4 prices will not remain high including but not limited to:
     
    1. High RAM prices means consumers will seek alternatives to purchasing new DDR4 (going used or not buying at all like me). Demand will decrease resulting in excess supply, reducing prices. 
     
    2. The longer RAM prices remain high, the more software will be developed in favor of systems with lower RAM. This will aid in scenario one and result in a RAM surplus yet again. 
     
    3. The longer RAM prices remain high, the more opportunity there is for competition like Chinese RAM manufacturers to enter the market. If RAM prices remain high all the way until 2019 or even 2020, Chinese manufacturers will come online and compete with "the big three" and drive prices down that way. 
     
    4. Currently DRAM manufacturers are making RAM for mobile phones because of high profit margins (for now). If manufacturers continue making more RAM for mobile phones, there will be a surplus of mobile RAM and the DRAM makers will move onto more profitable DRAM to manufacture, like desktop DRAM. If RAM prices continue to remain high, more DRAM will be made for desktops in the first place since that is where the profit margins will be, driving down prices that way as corporations seek the memory with a higher profit margin. 
     
    5. OEMs like Dell, HP and lenovo heavily influence the prices we pay for DRAM. If prices are too high, then dell, HP and lenovo will negotiate with DRAM manufacturers for a specific price. These PC makers buy a significant portion of all desktop and laptop DRAM made, so they have huge negotiating power over DRAM price. If they do not get their price, they do not buy. This again brings us back to point one where there will be excess supply.
     
    6. RAM is not something that is a "need" unlike food, water and shelter. Consumers can simply choose not to buy it, so prices are subject to the supply and demand of the market. 
     
    If you are tired of high DDR4 prices or high GPU prices, then choose not to buy anything new right now (buying used PC parts should be okay though as this is a secondary market and operates on a different method of supply and demand). By doing so, you are saying to the manufacturers "I don't want to buy at X price, I will either wait to buy at Y price or not at all". If everyone did this, RAM prices might just be the same as it was in June 2016. The difference is somebody out there is willing to pay these high RAM prices, so the price continues to rise. 
     
    I've heard some conspiracies that this is price fixing, and I actually don't think it is in the sense that all three executives are meeting in a back room discussing prices. I think it's more like every DRAM manufacturers has come to the conclusion that in order to maintain high profit margins, they all must keep supply low at the current level of demand. 
     
    To the people overreacting that it's so expensive to build a PC right now, I would respond by saying "kid, get your head out of the clouds". Just be glad you are able to feed, clothe and shelter yourself in whatever first world country you live in when there are Africans in Ghana going through all the old e-waste America generates for the copper and aluminum, ,only to die of heavy metal poisoning or some form of cancer in only a decade or so. Meanwhile you are sitting here complaining about high prices for something you don't actually need to live, like video cards and DRAM. Just be happy you have 3 meals a day to eat and choose not to buy your little toys for now. Just wait for prices to come down and as long as everyone waits for prices to come down before buying, they will. 
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