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PC Gaming Hardware Market Worth $21.5 Billion

#11darkstar4221Posted 7/15/2014 5:43:52 AM(edited)
Englandfc1966 posted...
Only prebuilt PCs have been 'slumping'


doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.
#12AsellusPosted 7/15/2014 6:50:22 AM(edited)
doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.

Nope, just the big prebuilt system manufacturers. I'm sure it affects components on the level that they order them from their own suppliers but entry-level machines are unlikely to even have a video card. Both nVidia and AMD have indicated their video card business is booming.
#13Englandfc1966Posted 7/15/2014 7:02:55 AM(edited)
darkstar4221 posted...
Englandfc1966 posted...
Only prebuilt PCs have been 'slumping'


doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.


I'm 100% certain you're wrong.
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#14darkstar4221Posted 7/15/2014 9:31:10 AM(edited)
Englandfc1966 posted...
darkstar4221 posted...
Englandfc1966 posted...
Only prebuilt PCs have been 'slumping'


doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.


I'm 100% certain you're wrong.


Alright no need to rub it in I wasn't really certain about it anyways. I thought I read a link last year where it mentions all PC sales were slumping which also included individual components. I couldn't find the link though.
#15darkstar4221Posted 7/15/2014 9:45:32 AM
Asellus posted...
doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.

Nope, just the big prebuilt system manufacturers. I'm sure it affects components on the level that they order them from their own suppliers but entry-level machines are unlikely to even have a video card. Both nVidia and AMD have indicated their video card business is booming.


Most likely it's booming because if you want a gpu they are the only manufacturers to buy from.
#16AsucaHayashiPosted 7/15/2014 9:50:06 AM
what use is the PC gaming hardware market when the piracy rate for software is at 99% MIRITE LOLOLO!?!?!?
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#17sonicteam2k1Posted 7/15/2014 10:01:25 AM
Pepys Monster posted...
darkstar4221 posted...
no way in hell consumers can simply shell out $1000 for a gaming rig

A $1000 gaming rig is mid end. Plenty of people can afford that.


yeah, my video card alone was $649.99
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#18clowningPosted 7/15/2014 10:06:28 AM
darkstar4221 posted...
Asellus posted...
doesn't sales also include individual components? I'm pretty sure it does.

Nope, just the big prebuilt system manufacturers. I'm sure it affects components on the level that they order them from their own suppliers but entry-level machines are unlikely to even have a video card. Both nVidia and AMD have indicated their video card business is booming.


Most likely it's booming because if you want a gpu they are the only manufacturers to buy from.


This makes no sense. We are talking about an industry, not about any given company. If you want to buy a video card, whether there are 2 companies or a thousand that make them, you are still buying one, and hence buying PC hardware.

The slumping sales, as other have correctly stated, are based on sales of pre-built computers, not separate parts.
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#19SampsonMPosted 7/15/2014 10:10:49 AM
JohnMafia posted...
I think more people nowadays are building their own PCs. I know recent reports have said that prebuilt PC sales are slumping, but do they include PC parts too? I would think people who aren't all that savvy to build their own machines will probably rather spend $500 on a console than a pre built PC.

By the way claiming that someone making $10k a year should be able to afford a $1000 PC or just move to a cheaper place is one of the dumbest things I've read on the internet.


The percentage of custom built PCs has always been like less than 1% of the market.
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#20darkstar4221Posted 7/15/2014 10:44:56 AM
SampsonM posted...
JohnMafia posted...
I think more people nowadays are building their own PCs. I know recent reports have said that prebuilt PC sales are slumping, but do they include PC parts too? I would think people who aren't all that savvy to build their own machines will probably rather spend $500 on a console than a pre built PC.

By the way claiming that someone making $10k a year should be able to afford a $1000 PC or just move to a cheaper place is one of the dumbest things I've read on the internet.


The percentage of custom built PCs has always been like less than 1% of the market.


I've heard this argument before, actually I argued about this in a similar topic last year. Guy's like Englandfc1966 and others who want to brag that the statistics don't include separate parts, it has little meaning to it.