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The past few years have been an express elevator ride for graphics card prices. This has affected two main groups of consumers: gamers and cryptocurrency miners. Dubbed “The Etherium Effect”, the prices have been on the rise since the advent of  new cryptocurrencies, such as Etherium. Even the places where you could previously get really competitive prices are hiking prices to keep up with the rising demand for this silicon gold. Instead of  playing the next new action RPG, they are using these graphics cards to mine Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.

Why are graphics card so expensive now?

These high-end graphics cards are the processing engines for the mining of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Etherium. They are the main processors of crunching the numbers that create the blockchain. The blockchain is a string of validated Bitcoin transactions. The cryptocurrency explosion seen in the past few years has had many people chomping at the bit (pun intended) for more processing power. The companies that make the cards have been backlogged in production of the cards, since the market demand is now so high.

How can I use graphics cards to mine cryptocurrency?

Performance Computer Group has been  a hot spot for the cryptocurrency phenomenon.  They have the hardware and expertise available to both mine cryptocurrency and show you how you can do it. Their technicians have years of experience building custom gaming rigs, so this is just another application of that service. From choosing the right components to making sure you have the right software installed and configured, they are a one-stop shop.

Where can I get high-end graphics cards now without breaking the bank?

This is the question that everyone is asking right now. Currently, even on the big reseller sites like Amazon and eBay, the prices for graphics cards are ridiculous. Some of the main graphics cards used in cryptocurrency mining are as follows:

  • GeForce GT1060
  • GeForce GT 1070
  • GeForce GT 1080ti

Performance Computer Group will either meet or beat the current selling price on Amazon

You can rest assured that their technicians are standing by if you would like to have your own cryptocurrency mining rig built. They can help you set it up and get you ready to start making money.