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How The Corona Virus Will Affect PC Prices

March 6, 2020


78 Comments

  • Reply Tech of Tomorrow March 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    The Corona Virus may have a huge impact on the entire PC industry with higher pricing and shortness of stock as it cannot be replenished.

  • Reply Talel Sghaier March 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    why taking the risk to be demonetized ?

  • Reply Joe Gazaway March 4, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    I enjoyed your video 🙂 Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Reply Joe Gazaway March 4, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Great content. Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Reply Generic Youtube User March 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    2009 dont seems so bad anymore XD

  • Reply 3ric585 March 4, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Help me expose this: https://youtu.be/sglGINTaWTs

  • Reply EdwardERS March 4, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    The first beer I ever had was a Corona. Haven't drunk alcohol since.

  • Reply Joe Gazaway March 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Quite good video, awesome! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Reply Joe Gazaway March 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Nice video! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Reply MP-ul March 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I give you one (y) for the face palms xD !. But yeah covid-19 should not be a reason to avoid other issues. As long as the pacages are sealed and decontaminated , then it should be no problem =)) .

  • Reply TikiShootah March 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    …Thats what we get for centralizing all production to one region. I don't know how no one could foresee this as a possibility.

  • Reply marcus zander March 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    iam a bit scared of the corona virus becaouse i have diabetes type 1 i hope iam not gonna get sick….

  • Reply BD-R March 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    This is so sad because building a PC has never been more affordable in years, it brings me back to 2017 when I was saving up and getting parts for a PC then out of nowhere the crypto-currency hype started, everyone wanted to mine bit coin and that just drove up the prices of PC parts especially GPU. And now its happening all over again except that its a virus that will be the cause this time. Some people just have bad luck I suppose.

  • Reply The Dashing Rogue March 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    You can review software.

  • Reply Jordan Lilley March 4, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Great work I am here in shenzhen , the electronic market is completely closed but places are starting to open again . If you could check my my chann-ell it would help me alot. Keep up the good work

  • Reply Ultra March 4, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I think the videos will have more of an effect… but I think also demand is slower since people know nvidia/amd new stuff is coming so I rather not build now unless I had to

  • Reply Ultra March 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Good reason for these companies to shift out of asia and into north america again…

  • Reply zakázaný Phoenix March 4, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    demonetize incoming (at doom gate)

  • Reply Tailer Brown March 4, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    2:38 lol

  • Reply Spartacus547 March 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    I guess I would start looking into reviewing software that works with last year's and year before components work a little better

  • Reply GforceMI1965 March 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I think most people's priorities should be surrounding food and health instead of tech, can't eat GPU's, well you can try but ………………… 😉

  • Reply Spartacus547 March 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I guess some poor people if they contracted virus could just start walking around Beverly Hills Shopping Center Santa Monica the westside of Los Angeles oh and Silicon Valley basically I'm sure they well start handling the Cure real quick after that

  • Reply swiza79 March 4, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    It will affect people that want to buy computers now, I don't care for another 2-3 years ,I think talking about it make those companies to say… Yes let's rise prices, why not everyone are ready for it! I don't care!

  • Reply gameflux March 4, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah that s just great ! Another 2018 !

  • Reply erock rufiero March 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Glad to see you back at it brother

  • Reply thewikileaksfan March 4, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    people who stop buying corona beers because of the virus are the same people who think chocolate comes from brown cows

  • Reply Junior Thomas March 4, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Steve from Gamer Nexus says don't panic buy. 🤷

  • Reply Beau Shores March 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Spread the panic… I have a ton of things to sell

  • Reply Matrak March 4, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    It is just a flu… Most people have just a mild flu. Don't panic…

  • Reply Xclio March 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Blaming trump eh? Colors are showing.

  • Reply LeonSora March 4, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    I remember the bitcoin craze going on around the time I built my PC. Really annoying. Now this situation?

  • Reply As a dog i must know March 4, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Do i smell censorship here???

  • Reply kacperrools March 4, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    "if you can afford the anti-virus" a true techie

  • Reply dannukesem March 4, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I am in the phone industry, and friends with Chinese on Facebook, and they say sales are returning to normal again.

  • Reply Giovanni P. March 4, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    It will be at least a year before they can release/create a cure. If They can make 20 000 units – and they use 100 on 'some guinea-pigs' – how much do you think those remaining vaccines are going to cost in a bidding war? If there are 1.99 billion people wanting a vaccine that means 0.00001% will get the vaccine – anyone like those odds?
    Unless you are in the business of building PCs or need PCs to do your job and have no redundancy, there is no need to 'panic buy'…

  • Reply corrion1 March 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    pretty amazing that companies put all their eggs in one basket that is the virus homeland of china

  • Reply Timothy Lundberg March 4, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I just wanted to say thanks for the desktop you gave me 6years ago I used it for 5years and now my nephew enjoys fortnight on it

  • Reply SkyForce6700 March 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Oh dear you mentioned the unmentionable the big C the CORONA virus on YouTube! Do you know what that means Tech of Tomorrow? It means you are one of the cool ones because Tech Jesus said so!✌😁

  • Reply Dkoy Koala March 4, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    not me budy boyos! i got an i7 87k and a 1080 ti im good till the middle of the next gen.

  • Reply Jason Gooden March 4, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Coronavirus is offensive, say Human Malware 🙂

  • Reply MrAbrissbirne March 4, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I hope you stay indoors and wait this out, it would be bad with you health issues.

  • Reply Kexin March 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    “People are so none educated” 😆

  • Reply DaVillain March 4, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Hey Eric, just a heads up. YouTube is monetizing anyone from reporting "Coronavirus" and YT doesn't want nothing part of it. I think it's best to say "Covid-19 and not the actual name

  • Reply UsJoe March 4, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    The entire global economy depends in China out of GREED! No matter the product – cars, appliances, electronics… – the parts are sourced from China. To think that a minor part could halt production overall demonstrates that we are dependent on their crap! I have no sympathy for those companies – they can kiss my ass!

  • Reply Raios Rogue March 4, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Corona virus is disgusting bad times for humanity PC industry the rtx 2080 ti costs minimum 1500$ it's overpriced now imagine the prices jumping even more ampere 3080 ti might come out 3000 $ the way we are heading there is one solution leave your pc like me for editing videos work watching movies and replace it with the beast of a console next gen xbox series x that makes the 2080 ti cry with its specs grab a ps5 for the awesome exclusives. Get a really good 4k hdr TV with g sync variable refresh rate support hdmi 2.1 120 hz support low input lag PC gaming is going down heel now that consoles will catchup to high end Pc in terms of everything including performance 120 fps and have ssd and be cheaper i don't see why you wouldn't make the switch people and start gaming there

  • Reply Bruno Amaro March 4, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Can you mentioning the name of the virus?? Other Youtubers are get monetized on theirs videos. This effect alot the industrie world wide. Cheers my Friend.

  • Reply psiklops71 March 4, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    my state 9 deaths and 100 cases doc save me

  • Reply Sahnoune Khaled March 4, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    retro channel wil explose in popularity

  • Reply UK LAD March 4, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    it's looking like my summer wont be that brilliant now after all 😂

  • Reply club4ghz March 4, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    If you have diabetes you going to die

  • Reply .hack//Sword March 4, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    This is what happens when you don't update your anti virus.

  • Reply bashinit March 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Crap content right here! That’s my review!

  • Reply Jason Gooden March 4, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    people used to drink beer so they don't get sick…lol

  • Reply Alexthesniper19 March 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    I feel this was gonna happen at some point due to the over reliance of Chinese Manufacturing. Tech companies should look outside of China not only for security reasons and for competition purposes.

  • Reply Jason Gooden March 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    What starts with "C" and rhymes with demonetized?

  • Reply Alexthesniper19 March 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Part of the reason the concern is due to the aging population dying off which the old people have all the money. This is going to end up like the Swine Flu pandemic of 09 tripled.

  • Reply erock rufiero March 4, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Elric you should do a tour of your studio

  • Reply Maxw3ll90 March 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    yep, i already had some "out of stock" without restock date

  • Reply Gunnar Sandberg March 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Great see you again Elric! Hope your health is ok, and best wishes from Scandinavia <3

  • Reply StingyGeek March 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Prediction: nvidea will charge rip off prices thanks to the corona virus….nvidea: lol, we got this.

  • Reply Onion Rings March 4, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Computers tend to last for a period of time. Raising prices would not benefit manufacturers in the least, in fact it would do exactly the opposite. People simply wont buy and will hold onto their old system as long as possible. Of course you alwasy have that group of independently wealthy people who dont care how much they spend, and that group that likes to pretend they are wealthy, the rest of the world will simply wait it out as long as possible before purchasing a new computer.

  • Reply Charo dey March 4, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Its time to see on all hardware made in USA and Germany
    Also aliextress not sending anything people there are in home and God bles him

  • Reply T West March 4, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I would never say corona was Delicious that's a very nasty beer.

  • Reply Michael Berger March 4, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    back when i first heard about it in january…. i ordered as much as i could…. i power bought $10K worth of gear… mboards, cpus, gpus…. so… if the new market tanks… i will need to start buying the usa ware house refurb stock…. to survive and keep my shop a float….. btw…. i like your new office…

  • Reply Inside The Lab With Tech March 4, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    The line was from Robocop 1 incase Noone else here is born prior to 1984 lol those commercials were weird and dope at the same time

  • Reply Alejandro Rubio March 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    F.I ve G

  • Reply oooppiikkk March 5, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I agree with Gamers Nexus on the fact that when it gets to the point where PC hardware is over-inflated you probably have bigger concerns in life to deal with since everyday necessities would also probably be inflated.

    Also is KFC better over there?

  • Reply douglas dietrich March 5, 2020 at 12:56 am

    The economic down turn has nothing to do with the virus. Sales are being conducted regardless of the viral outbreak. Global prices will stabilize if no more corporations are forced to default on their debt where the real economic downturn is.

  • Reply MoarPower March 5, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Millions of people won't die. It's overhyped. Only really killing people who have preexisting conditions or over 60

  • Reply drl15son March 5, 2020 at 3:03 am

    Move production to another country.

  • Reply ulhurusurf club March 5, 2020 at 3:29 am

    GDAY..MATE…does the fact that the " BEER PLAGUE"..CAN EXIST OUSIDE OF A HOST FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS..BRING SOME APREHENSION..AS ARTICLES PACKAGED AND SENT FROM CHINA..MAY STILL BE CONTACT INFECTED….JUST WAITING TO BE OPENED BY SOME UNSUSPECTING YANK….OR AUSSIE..OR POM..

  • Reply Wrecksheeps March 5, 2020 at 7:53 am

    All my pcs always had coronavirus so shitty they all are lmfao. I never had a good pc so wtf do i care lol.

  • Reply GrnArrow092 March 5, 2020 at 9:27 am

    I am fortunate that I decided to build my new system last fall. I went all out on it, so I won’t need anything new PC wise for the foreseeable future. I am wondering how this might affect the used parts market. I’m thinking of rebuilding two older systems from the spare parts I have.

  • Reply brosch91 March 5, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I consider myself lucky that I already upgraded my RAM and added another SSD before coronavirus was a thing. I'm currently predicting that the coronavirus is going to cause so much slowdown that even the next gen consoles might get delayed by a year. Can't make them if the SSDs go up in price significantly, which I've been hearing is a real possibly right now.

  • Reply Black Jack March 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Is Modelo ok to drink?? 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Clayton Bigsby March 5, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Elric a vaccine doesn't exist yet and doesn't just magically appear out of thin air. Companies have to develop it. Now why would anyone waste millions or billions on developing a vaccine just to give it away for free?

    The US develops the vast majority of the world's medical breakthroughs and that's because they're incentivized by money.

    Just like the vidya games you love so much. If nobody paid for software then companies would stop making it but because a core of people pay for it at a markup, it allows everyone else to pirate it for free. Doesn't mean you get to take it for granted.

  • Reply Lens Cap March 5, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    If you believe that this latest U.S PATENTED virus is real then you are AS DUMB AS A BOX OF ROCKS. The 1% are yet again controlling the dumb 99%, and the majority with ZERO critcal thinking skills are lapping it up. Dean Koontz wrote a novel in 1981 where his fictional story was about a super virus called "Wuhan-400" …………HELLO. Time to wake up SHEEPLE.

  • Reply tea glass March 6, 2020 at 2:26 am

    good topic

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