Well-known tech youtubers disagree: Should you buy PC hardware now if possible due to the possible consequences of the corona virus? Or is such advice inappropriate?
Both Linus Tech Tips (10.3 million subscribers) and Jayz2cents (2.3 million subscribers) currently give the clear recommendation to buy new PC hardware now rather than wait.
background are the effects of the corona virus that have already occurred and may still be on the production, sales and availability of PC hardware.
"Don't listen to the internet!"
GamersNexus, on the other hand, sends a completely different message (0.77 million subscribers). The title of the matching video is "Don't panic buying PC components just because the internet says it".
It is undisputed that the corona virus has an impact on the production and distribution of PC hardware, just because many factories in China have had to temporarily interrupt their production and full capacities are often not reached again.
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Steve Burke of GamersNexus, however, points out that one does not know exactly how large and long-lasting the impact on the availability and costs of PC components will be – and that it is still a luxury item that can be easily accessed can do without for a long time. He also reminds of the used market.
Most of the PC hardware in Germany is still easy to get at the usual prices, but delayed effects of the corona virus crisis on the availability and costs of some current (and upcoming) products are to be expected. In this respect, a "Buy Now Now" impulse is understandable.
Such impulses can quickly lead to buying things that you don't actually need (yet). In this respect, we consider Gamersnexus' advice to only buy hardware now if you have planned it anyway (or you need it professionally to ensure operation in the event of failure of existing hardware).
What is your opinion on the subject? Would you also advise buying PC components quickly now? Or do you think that's not a good idea? Feel free to write it in the comments!