Shit like this is why I moved to consoles. Granted the visual quality is never at par with the PCs but I got tired of dropping 2-3 grand on a pc every other year and then having to buy other stuff like better monitors every 3 years.
I have those too. I keep my Nintendo Switch under my bed for playing at night and my PS5 is connected to one of my monitors (I bought a second AW2518H last year).
I have plenty of money to throw around though, so the cost of parts doesn't really register to me anywhere near as much. The lack of availability does. It's near impossible to find any new chipsets or GPUs right now.
Great Mobo. I had x99 God like , cost me a fortune but lasted for a long time.
I thought about going Godlike for my build, but it just has too many things I don't need.
AM5 will be out end of this year or next year. Apparently it will be a LGA so no more backward compatibility.
If AM5 compatible chipsets are anywhere as unavailable as the current AM4 is then I wont feel too bad about running an AM4 build for a few more years. AMD is having bad issues with production right now (to be fair so is the entire tech world thanks to chip shortages). It's the same reason that makes me not feel bad about not jumping from my 2080 tis and onto the 30XX cards and more willing to wait years for an RX 7000 series.
I might not care much about money, but I'm sure not paying 3000+ for an RTX 3080.
SSD's 620 each
The 2800TI Founder's Edition is 1400.
Pretty standard costs honestly. 2080 tis tend to retail around that much, though scalpers sell them for double. Due to the aforementioned supply-side issues 5950xs and similar chips tend to have inflated prices too. That doesn't look to be remedying itself anytime soon either.
Stupid high for the mobo and SSDs though. What's going on in India that inflates them so much?