As the mining craze continues to stay relevant, the prices of graphics card have reached ridiculous levels.
I've been interested in building a PC for awhile, but the trend of seeing several PC parts be insanely high makes it hard to enter. A GTX 1070ti's retail price is supposed to be about $470. On Amazon I see GTX 1060's going for that price (and higher).
RAM is also expensive, with it going for almost 12-14 dollars a GB basically. At this point I don't see the point in ever building a PC if prices are at this point. Consoles may be overpriced during launch, but eventually they reach retail price quickly and continue to lower in price as time goes on.
With mining having no end in sight as more cryptocurrencies grow, I'm wondering if we'll ever see graphic cards not have such inflated prices. I have no hope for RAM decreasing as we see home appliances become smart as well, so I'll probably just continue to wait and see if we'll ever get retail-priced graphics cards.