I can SEE what you Bought Online! – Viewer’s Choice


Welcome back to another episode of Viewers Choice We looked back at our Amazon affiliate data To see what YOU Yes YOU Thomas …uhh Bullock Actually bought since New Year’s Eve and had a look at what kind of PC that you could build out of the most popular parts and this time was REALLY interesting Not only because of intel’s coffee lake launch that’s six core cpus for the masses a a mere seven years after AMD did it but also because ram prices have been so stupid and cryptocurrency broke the GPU market like …. Bad.. I cannot BELIEVE how much some of you had to pay, for a graphics card. It’s like actually depressing Cheer up linus Why? You got a SPONSOR! Oh Right! ‘Coz today’s video is brought to you by … umm I’m, not sure yet Let’s go with P I A Private Internet Access (PIA) is the VPN that gives you a Secure IP AND Hides your online activity. You can check it out now at the link in the video description (INTRO) Next week: NCIX sales data So as much as people moaned and groaned when coffee lake was announced I mean.. it had been less than a year since KB Lake Aaaand it had its own new chipset. That was a requirement. It looks like a LOT of you were ready for an upgrade because the Core i7 8700K was far and away the most popular chip this quarter. BUT given its big performance bump over previous products that’s not nearly as surprising as the way that the most popular chips previously the i7 7700K and i-5 7600K have been knocked WAY back by a RED SEA of Ryzen processors occupying HALF of the top spots overall AMD has actually managed to completely catch up to Intel in CPU market share at least as far as OUR viewers and what they buy on Amazon is concerned so WoW great job AMD Onto motherboards silver metal went to AZ 370 board with support for all of those 8th gen Intel chips that you guys are buying but when you look at the price you pay to go Intel an average of $200 for that board I guess it makes sense that the top-selling motherboard was actually for AMD’s socket am for the asus rog Strix b 350f Gaming with a similar but more expensive variant this guy coming in third place Also from a sous fun fact the first non AC sport doesn’t appear until sixth place in Cooler land we’ve got the The forever champ of coolers cooler master hyper 212 evo the cooler that tripled the sales of the runner-up in our last episode has been Beaten by none other. Whoops, then the course h100 iv2 all-in-one liquid cooler Could it be the RGB logo on the pump? Yeah, it’s probably On two ran Sadly our audience hasn’t been spared the jacked up prices Corsairs to buy eight gigs 3000 megahertz vengeance kit was the best selling this time and Last june and if you guys are looking at this going well, there’s a ram shortage because you guys have got all of it Well what we’ve had all this stuff for a long time since it was way cheaper This kit was an average of 75 dollars less last June Of course, they’re somehow managed to get us a hundred and twenty eight gigs of their vengeance RGB It’s not entirely possible that we are single-handedly causing the continuation of the global DRAM shortage, so sorry about that Which I guess is a good segue into GPU prices Which have also been inflated due to demand from? cryptocurrency miners while we’re used to seeing nvidia gtx 1070 and 1080 cards on the podium this time around people mostly bought 10 60’s and specifically from EVGA But were the people buying them gamers? Well the absence of an uptick in 1060 usage in the Steam Hardware survey over the same period would seem to indicate that no. No they were not So does that mean that all of those cards were bought by miners not? necessarily but consider that all but two of them were bought on the same day in January and that One person bought four and that the 1060 doesn’t support four-way SLI And all right then so then did any gamers buy a new GPU and 2018 Well looks like they tried the third most popular card was actually a gtx 1070 Inside a gigabyte horas gaming box EG pee-yew for about 600 bucks. So those folks had to pay for and Presumably discard a thunderbolt enclosure that they probably didn’t want but hey, I mean other people were paying anywhere from 500 to 900 dollars For just the card so Yeah Bt-dubs if you’re wondering if AMD’s vega made a big splash oops, there it is well only Seven of them actually sold this quarter at least in our Amazon data, so probably that’s due to short supply Now let’s take a look at monitors it appears that you guys either wanted to spend around 500 bucks for a high refresh rate gaming monitor like a Really an Ultra wide one. So it looks like it’s the 144 Hertz LG 34 you see 79 G dash B Which I guess kind of makes sense since it merges Two of the features that you guys have indicated are the most important to you in a display so anyway you either spent a lot on a gaming monitor or You think a monitor is a monitor as a monitor and you bought a 21 and a half inch HP Pavilion the best-selling monitor on Amazon for a mere 85 bucks that actually looks like a good deal Maybe we should take a closer. Look at this thing. Let us know in the comments below Anyway, speaking of cheap stuff that seems to be your preference when it comes to peripherals to Keyboards and mice from red dragon have been absolutely Smashing the competition ever since we did those budget round ups, and now the same thing is happening to headsets Everyone was buying the HyperX twos forever and ever until we did our cheap headphone roundup and now they’re in 15th place with a mere 7% of the sales volume of the be excellent GM ones Now in case you were during the top-selling chassis, haha Come on, come on, come back. I’m sorry. I know I’ve used that joke before Just kidding. I’m not sorry. I’m gonna do it again. Anyway, the top seller was the fantex eclipse P400s and I mean why not? It’s got a touch of RGB a splash of tempered glass and it comes in a bunch of different colors at a fair price What’s not to like? The most popular fan was the Noctua NF f12 which half of you opted to get in black completely reasonable and the other half went for this which I guess is also sort of reasonable and then an Honorable mention goes to the Corsair light loupe 120s that just came out last year They took the bronze medal with they’re super modern not to mention incredibly Expensive dual RGB look Over in storage land there was an upset Nvme and dot two SSDs one for the first time ever with 250 and 500 gig samsung 960 Evo’s topping the list even though they still cost 50% more than Samsung’s two and a half inch runners-up I’m attributing the wind to the price difference now being small enough To make the speed gains and space savings appealing to mainstream people with notebook upgrades Also seeming like a likely driver of this category For spinning discs the WD 1 terabyte blue is still on top but interestingly sales of 8 terabyte drives tripled compared to last time and while I might have initially assumed that this was to do with people using Octane memory which is a good value way to accelerate an internal hard drive It seems like this blip has more to do with one particular model going on sale because upon closer inspection It’s an external drive. Anyway, finally who could forget The power supply here. You’ve got another first EVGA supernova 650 g3 80 plus gold Fully modular PSU took the chicken dinner. So gold efficiency is finally going mainstream so then Can we actually make a compatible PC out of the winning parts? this time the answer is No, thanks to that pesky a.m. For motherboard or Intel CPU depending on how you look at it. But if it were compatible The system would actually be almost exactly the same price as last time and Considerably faster in some tasks. Thanks to the extra couple of processing course, though It should be noted that it would be quite a bit slower in games because of the massive video card downgrade so Hopefully by the next time we do one of these the market conditions will have improved somewhat The master op 67 key meet. Oh my – I Know. 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