Up For Debate - Price Of PC Gaming Hardware Is Inconsistent Across Territories

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 2:00 PM

Having written the GeForce GTX 950 review earlier this week, it quickly became apparent that graphics cards that seemed a bargain in one territory could be anything but in another. The GTX 950 could be blasted as a rip-off in one country, where it may be barely cheaper than a GTX 960, while in another it could be a significant chunk less.

The point being, there’s some huge variances in the prices of hardware from country to country. I’m not just speaking relatively either, whereby a card’s cheaper in the US than the UK, but also the disparity between the graphics card families themselves. A Radeon R9 390X could be a bargain for some, while for others it could cost exponentially more than an R9 390 would set you back, so it really wouldn't be worth it for the comparatively minor FPS gain.

The end result is that different hardware is more or less affordable in different countries. We can confidently tout the the GeForce GTX 950 as a pretty great buy over here in the UK but it’s just $30 cheaper than a GTX 960 over in Canada, for example.

We want to know any examples you’ve seen of PC hardware being completely different values in your location. Where what’s the norm in the US is anything but where you are. Is AMD a better buy in your region? Does Intel price itself out of contention?

Share any pricing oddities in your territories below, and let us know if you buy in from other countries to get hold of better bargains.

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10:19 Aug-27-2015

I always buy hardware in some of my local stores if possible - easiest warranty servicing and best reliability from my experience,
GTX980Ti MSI Gaming 6G
country Czech Republic
price around 844$
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more than 5 in stock at least :D

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09:34 Aug-25-2015

MSI AMD
FuryX 4gb - ZAR 11,999 or USD 916,44
R9 390x 8gb - ZAR 7,499 or USD 565,14
R9 390 8gb -ZAR 5,799 or USD 442,87


MSI NVIDIA
980TI 6gb -ZAR 11,999 or USD 916,44
980 4gb -ZAR 8,999 or USD 687,26
970 4gb -ZAR 6,299 or USD 481,0


Country: South Africa
Source: evetech
I find AMD GPU's are a better price/performance in my country then Nvidia. Probably one of the reasons i'm sticking with them.

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18:37 Aug-25-2015

Exactly the reason why I have the 7970. The GTX 680 at that time was almost a grand more expensive if I remember correctly. Although I will jump ship when I upgrade and when I get a bigger salary :P

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07:30 Aug-26-2015

I may do the same when i finish paying for college ect. Although, i dont think i will ever buy a top tier GPU, i just think they are too expensive. As of right now, even the 970 is out of my budget, so of course the next upgrade will be AMD.

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08:46 Aug-25-2015

HW: MSI GTX 980ti Gaming 6G
Country : Switzerland
Price in Chf / USD : 778.– /829.-
Store: https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/Product/5282191


Sold my old Titan classic for 400.-

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04:23 Aug-25-2015

any quadro gpu
australia...
1000's

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00:52 Aug-25-2015

Hardware: GTX 950 ASUS STRIX
Country: México
Price in USD: $221
Store Link: http://www.mipc.com.mx/index.php/tarjeta-de-video-asus-strix-gtx950-dc2oc-2gd5-gaming-2gb-ddr5.html

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21:26 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: MSI Geforce GTX980Ti 6GB
Country: Greece
Price in USD: 1030 USD
Store Link: http://www.e-shop.gr/vga-msi-geforce-gtx980ti-6gd5-6gb-gddr5-pci-e-retail-p-PER.514585

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00:00 Aug-25-2015

thats somewhat cheap :v

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18:59 Aug-27-2015

in the us it's about 650 so it's not so cheap...

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08:44 Aug-25-2015

re malaka phenete opos exis akoma lefta x D

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10:18 Aug-25-2015

English only please.

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18:12 Aug-24-2015

GPU R9 FURY TRI-X 4GB
Price: R$ 3.378,00 - USD 950,34
Country: Brasil
Store Link: http://www.pichau.com.br/hardware/placa-de-video/placa-de-video-sapphire-r9-fury-tri-x-4gb-hbm-4096bits-11247-00-40g-box


This for a country where the basic wage is R$ 788,00 (USD 221.69). So, here u need to choose betwen eating or gaming... :P

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08:48 Aug-25-2015

you or your dad are drug dealers?

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14:39 Aug-26-2015

same is the condition here u have to save for a GPU for months to even get a low end card

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15:24 Aug-28-2015

@Elldaimo hehehe, sadly no, if I was, I would buy a GTX Titan 12Gb for R$6.894,00 (USD 1.933,34) and a cake.... Gaming and eating!!! xD

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17:43 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: MSI Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB
Country: India
Price in USD: Rs.62140/- (USD$926.78)
Store Link: https://www.theitdepot.com/details-MSI+Radeon+R9+Fury+X+4GB+HBM+ATI+PCI+E+Graphic+Card+(R9+Fury+X+4G)_C45P24876.html

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17:41 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: A mid-range PC!
Intel i5 4690k
Nvidia GTX 960
MSI Z97
Kingston HyperX DDR3 (4*4) 16 GB
WD Green 2TB
SanDisk 128 GB SSD
Corsair VS 650


Country: Mumbai, India
Price in USD: 1080
Stor Link: www.flipkart.com
Also could someone please take the trouble of finding the cost of these components?
TY!

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17:52 Aug-24-2015

Check MDcomputers.com and itdepot.com

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18:39 Aug-24-2015

This is what www.mdcomputers.com says-


"ACCESS DENIED!


Your proxy attempts will not work here!
And the country your accessing from is LAME!"


I mean..
I swear I will try everything within and beyond my power(tor /VPNs :P) to access this site, just to spite them!
I have way too much free time anyways.! :P

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07:06 Aug-25-2015

Sorry , i gve you wrong address. http://mdcomputers.in/..check this
http://mdcomputers.in/

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17:40 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB DDR5
Country: India
Price in USD: Rs. 61215/- (approx USD$913)
Store Link: https://www.theitdepot.com/details-Gigabyte+Geforce+GTX980+Ti+6GB+DDR5+Nvdia+PCI+E+Graphic+Card+(GV-N98TG1+GAMING-6GD)_C45P24897

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16:14 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: EVGA GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5
Country: Egypt
Price in USD: 316
Store Link: http://www.egprices.com/en/store/el-badr-group/vga-cards

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15:52 Aug-24-2015

Msi gtx 980ti South African rands r12500 convert to $ is $960

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15:23 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: Every MB and GPU (ex: eVGA GTX 980ti SC+ and MSI X99A Gaming 7)
Country: Lebanon
Price in USD: 857 and 435
Store Link: http://pcandparts.com/price.htm
(Note: Prices exclude 10% VAT)
Plus, this is the best store in Lebanon. Others price ASUS GTX 980ti @ 1020$ and i5-6600k @ 350$ (exact price of i7-6700k)

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15:30 Aug-24-2015

And laptops are a whole different story.
We are lucky if we find a laptop at less than double the price of the exact same model in US.
ASUS ROG G751JY-DH72X costs 2889$ on newegg and 3850$ in Lebanon, more expensive than MSI GT80 titan with 5950HQ and 980 SLI (@ 3699$)

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11:07 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: XFX AMD RADEON R9 390X DD
Country: Croatia
Price in USD: $576,35
Store Link: http://www.links.hr/artikl-051.806.1028

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10:30 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: Gigabyte geforce GTX 960 2GB and cpu intel core i7-3770k 3.5 GHZ
Country: Pakistan
Price in USD:$290 and $370

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10:20 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: MSI Radeon R9 390X
Country: Germany
Price in USD: 538
Store Link: https://www.alternate.de/html/product/information/print.html?articleId=1208549

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10:09 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: Gigabyte G1 980 ti
Country: Argentina
Price in USD: 1572$

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10:49 Aug-24-2015

hoolyyy crap dude. And i thought stuff was overpriced in my country

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13:47 Aug-24-2015

Pretty much the same here in Brazil... Kind of hard to get a highend card without sell your kidney

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22:02 Aug-24-2015

obviously Soth America is the worst place to live if you love electronics

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10:01 Aug-24-2015

Hardware: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
Country: Netherlands
Price in USD: $423
Store Link: https://azerty.nl/0-6150-732238/msi-gtx-970-gaming-4g.html

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Hardware:AMD HD 5450 1GB
Country: Pakistan
Price in USD: 25$

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Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB
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Core i7-8086K 6-Core 4.0GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
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