MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB 0CV1 GDDR5 PCI Express DP/DVI/HDMI Graphics Card - Black - In stock July 1st - £225.48 @ Amazon
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MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB 0CV1 GDDR5 PCI Express DP/DVI/HDMI Graphics Card - Black - In stock July 1st - £225.48 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Jun 2017
The price on these has shot up this week thanks to the mining craze (people have Radeons, people sell Radeons for a profit, people buy Nvidias, Nvidia prices go up!)

On Monday a 6gb Gigabyte mini could be had for £223 but the same one on the same site is now £265!

If you need a new GPU and don't mind waiting a week or so, this is the cheapest 6gb one I can currently find with a definite stock date and it comes with Rocket League free too, plus being Amazon if the mining market crashes before July 1st you can just cancel the order before they take any money
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If you can't wait, Novatech have an Asus for delivery in 3-5 days for £240

novatech.co.uk/pro…tml

I went to order the EVGA 1060 6gb SC from them week before last at £220, but luckily found a month old one newly listed on Ebay for £188 delivered just as I was about to pull the trigger.

the EVGA at Novatech has now gone up to £277.72!
If I was buying a gpu..... it wouldn't be this one as it has a cheap fan and apparently has no passive mode.
Also that Asus dual has been 199-220 over the past week or so on Amazon.

Not the best time at the moment so I'm making do with intel while I wait for my German 1070 to be cancelled.
It was only last month i got a "Like-New" GTX 1070 via Amazon Warehouse for £275 but the prices now have gone mental!
SavageDonkey

If I was buying a gpu..... it wouldn't be this one as it has a cheap fan … If I was buying a gpu..... it wouldn't be this one as it has a cheap fan and apparently has no passive mode.



I have this MSI 1060 in my spare PC, it does indeed run at 49% fanspeed minimum however, it isn't loud imo and I got an insane overclock out of it and it runs great.
chapchap

It was only last month i got a "Like-New" GTX 1070 via Amazon Warehouse … It was only last month i got a "Like-New" GTX 1070 via Amazon Warehouse for £275 but the prices now have gone mental!



Mining for you.
Ordered and now estimated to arrive on 23rd June.
Can someone tell me why has all this mining suddenly kicked off again? last I heard of it, it was taking people with bespoke rigs months of 24/7 action to get anywhere near earning 1 bitcoin, what's happened recently to make loads of people create these rigs again and hike the card prices up?
api182

Can someone tell me why has all this mining suddenly kicked off again? … Can someone tell me why has all this mining suddenly kicked off again? last I heard of it, it was taking people with bespoke rigs months of 24/7 action to get anywhere near earning 1 bitcoin, what's happened recently to make loads of people create these rigs again and hike the card prices up?



Because mining 0.1 bitcoin is now as profitable as it was 1 bitcoin before

Bitcoin is getting accepted in more and more places, so the trust in the bitcoin currency is skyrocketing as more and more integration occurs.
Edited by: "alakagom" 21st Jun 2017
You can't mine bitcoin with a profit on a GPU.

All the GPU's are sold out because the price of Ethereum is up approx 3000% since the start of the year. An RX 480 or GTX 1070 is currently producing around £4-5 per day in profit so everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. What people don't realise is difficulty rises exponentially and there is a large risk a majority of people that have bought GPU's to mine within the last month won't see a return on their money and ebay will end up flooded with £100 RX 480 cards.
MullacABZ

You can't mine bitcoin with a profit on a GPU.All the GPU's are sold out … You can't mine bitcoin with a profit on a GPU.All the GPU's are sold out because the price of Ethereum is up approx 3000% since the start of the year. An RX 480 or GTX 1070 is currently producing around £4-5 per day in profit so everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. What people don't realise is difficulty rises exponentially and there is a large risk a majority of people that have bought GPU's to mine within the last month won't see a return on their money and ebay will end up flooded with £100 RX 480 cards.


Any idea when this might happen. The dump of rx 480s i mean.
arealmentalist

Any idea when this might happen. The dump of rx 480s i mean.



Could be a month, could be 6 months. It depends if any more profitable coins replace Ethereum as the difficulty increases and currently nobody knows. There are supposedly massive preorders on the next batch of RX570/580 cards due the end of June / start of July so prices will definitely stay over inflated until those have all sold.
MullacABZ6 h, 28 m ago

You can't mine bitcoin with a profit on a GPU.All the GPU's are sold out …You can't mine bitcoin with a profit on a GPU.All the GPU's are sold out because the price of Ethereum is up approx 3000% since the start of the year. An RX 480 or GTX 1070 is currently producing around £4-5 per day in profit so everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. What people don't realise is difficulty rises exponentially and there is a large risk a majority of people that have bought GPU's to mine within the last month won't see a return on their money and ebay will end up flooded with £100 RX 480 cards.



is that £4 -£5/day profit after electricity is taken in account?....I cant see how mining can ever be profitable with electricity prices keep rising, unless ur running it off solar power but that itself is a large amount to set up for the power u need
Most people are undervolting cards to get the most efficient ratio. Running a 1 card rig at approx 250W will be around £1 per day of electricity at 17p/kwh. The mining profit calculators let you input power and factors it into the cost.
I think a lot of this latest mining craze is due to the recent ransomware cases which have been on the news - the hackers are asking for bitcoins. So people out there are thinking they can mine lots of bitcoins and sell them to people who need them to pay ransoms to get their files back.

Very annoying, I hope the miners don't make any money from this and we can buy graphics cards at a decent price again. I am hoping for 1 1060 to be around £130-140, that is when I will consider buying one.

People should not be paying ransoms anyway, it just encourages more ransomware.
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