Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs
Last month, one of my friends noted he’d been having enormous trouble trying to buy the components to assemble a virtual-reality-ready PC. Motherboards, memory, CPUs and solid state drives were easy to find, but the one absolutely essential component - a beefy GPU to drive a head-mounted display at a vomit-preventing 90 Hz - he couldn’t find anywhere. Every online vendor seemed to be out of stock, with long waiting times and stern warnings restricting purchases to ‘ONLY TWO PER HOUSEHOLD’. Why would anyone need two graphics cards? One for each eye?