As is always the case with the launch of a new GPU generation, the second-hand market sees a huge influx of previous-generation graphics cards. It’s how many PC gamers, but mostly enthusiasts, stay ahead of the system requirements of the latest games, which are becoming increasingly more demanding.
Right now, near the middle of 2017, we have a situation where, despite recent price drops from NVIDIA with the 1000 series graphics cards, they may still prove inaccessible to most people. For instance, even the cheapest GTX 1070 available locally is around R6,200. The power you get for that price is phenomenal, but for most people that’s simply too much cash to part with in exchange for a graphics card.
If you’re in the process of buying or building a new computer, R6,200 is a lot to spend on a single component and it’s likely going to be one of (if not the) most expensive components within your system. This is where the second-hand market may prove useful to you.