Not that long ago a midrange gaming PC build would pretty much always come in under $700 and and often be around the $600 range. It looks like the new pricing that we see from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have all but killed that market. It is looking like the very low end gaming PC will be $700+ and the top end will be around 2k.
I don't see this is a good thing at all with especially when you consider the amount of money that is being thrown into streaming gaming.
For people who have knowledge of fabrication costs, is this price gouging or has cost to produce these products moved up rapidly. I know RAM was really pricey, but that has normalized recently and I would assume a move to a smaller die would reduce some cost too (AMD).
Unless I missed something, I don't see a ~$200 GPU on the market that was released in the last few months or is releasing in the next few. This seems really bad for the midrange gaming market and for people who don't have a 1k to throw a just a PC, never mind the cost of or peripherals.