Is it a good time to upgrade or buy a gaming PC? [Early 2019]
Another year has passed and you still haven’t upgraded your rig? Maybe 2019 will finally be the time to upgrade or buy a gaming PC
The last few months of the year 2018 has been great for consumers with all the “sales” and price drops during the holiday season. Let’s take a quick look at some components from six months ago and compare it to prices today.
- While both processor had price increases, Intel took a more massive hit which might be caused by stock shortage they reported late last year.
- Nvidia’s previous generation GPU prices have normalized while their AMD counterparts are still nowhere to be found even long after the crypto currency mining craze is over.
- RAM prices have dropped significantly, for some models the drop ranges up to around 5,000 pesos. It’s still not as cheap as when it first launched, but definitely more acceptable.
- We’re not really tracking SSD prices but their prices are too attractive right now. ~250GB SSDs for less than 2,000 pesos? Yes, please!
Is it a good time to upgrade or buy a gaming PC?
As of this writing, now is definitely a good time to buy or upgrade your rig. It might not be the best time but it’s definitely better than anytime over the past year.