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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 16:48
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Nov 23, 2021, 16:48
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 10:19:
I paid $1129 for my 3080 (non-ti) through the newegg shuffle. It *IS* the list price of the card, which is Gigabyte's (I know, ugh) flagship 3080. I'd rather have saved a little cash and it NOT had an LCD screen on the card and a little Aorus figurine in the box, but whatever.

Currently, the cost of video cards is making consoles look more and more like the better way to go. the Series X has been in-stock on microsoft's site for days now, and Sony set up a surprisingly smooth queue system for the PS5 (mine arrived two days ago). At their MSRP, the muscle they have is hella impressive.
My Gigabyte 3080 Ti blew itself up... I think GB has really struggled with this generation of cards. No warning signs, just black screen and the smell of burnt PCB.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 16:10
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 23, 2021, 16:10
Nov 23, 2021, 16:10
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 10:19:
I paid $1129 for my 3080 (non-ti) through the newegg shuffle. It *IS* the list price of the card, which is Gigabyte's (I know, ugh) flagship 3080. I'd rather have saved a little cash and it NOT had an LCD screen on the card and a little Aorus figurine in the box, but whatever.

Currently, the cost of video cards is making consoles look more and more like the better way to go. the Series X has been in-stock on microsoft's site for days now, and Sony set up a surprisingly smooth queue system for the PS5 (mine arrived two days ago). At their MSRP, the muscle they have is hella impressive.
Hmm, are you sure you paid list for that? I'm showing Gigabyte's 3080 to have an MSRP of $750.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 12:27
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Nov 23, 2021, 12:27
 
If you couldn't buy a 3080 at launch, so instead you bought $700 worth of Nvidia stock, you'd have $1700 today! Which is around the price of an eBay 3080.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 10:47
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Nov 23, 2021, 10:47
 
Gimp take note, paint.net is making strides in both rendering and startup performance.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 10:19
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 23, 2021, 10:19
Nov 23, 2021, 10:19
 
I paid $1129 for my 3080 (non-ti) through the newegg shuffle. It *IS* the list price of the card, which is Gigabyte's (I know, ugh) flagship 3080. I'd rather have saved a little cash and it NOT had an LCD screen on the card and a little Aorus figurine in the box, but whatever.

Currently, the cost of video cards is making consoles look more and more like the better way to go. the Series X has been in-stock on microsoft's site for days now, and Sony set up a surprisingly smooth queue system for the PS5 (mine arrived two days ago). At their MSRP, the muscle they have is hella impressive.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 08:21
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Nov 23, 2021, 08:21
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:33:
Is Buying a Prebuilt PC for its Graphics Card a Good Idea?

Let's see.

ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2559

iBuyPower PC containing ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2599

So Ima go with "Yes?"

Holy crap! I paid a little less than 2 Grand for my 3090RTX a little less than a year ago....
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 02:07
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Nov 23, 2021, 02:07
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 01:39:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:33:
So Ima go with "Yes?"

Why? That system's not worth $1400 in addition to the retail price of the card. I'd argue that a 3080ti isn't even worth the $1200 it retails for in the first place, much less scalper prices.

I know cards are hard to get, but people actually paying these stupid prices to get a hold of one has only made the problem worse. Just because you can point to Newegg scalping that card for the same price as the system doesn't mean either is actually worth what they're gouging people for, or that people should be paying it. Neither of those prices are good deals.
Of course they aren't "good deals." But that's the point. There are no good deals due to shortages. Show me where there are 3080tis available at $1200.

As for the value of the rest of the machine:
case - $100
i7-11700KF - $380
1TB NVME SSD - $100
16 GB DDR4 - $80
Motherboard - $200
Kbd/Mouse - $40
Liquid cooling - $100
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That's a cool $1000.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2021, 01:39
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Nov 23, 2021, 01:39
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:33:
So Ima go with "Yes?"

Why? That system's not worth $1400 in addition to the retail price of the card. I'd argue that a 3080ti isn't even worth the $1200 it retails for in the first place, much less scalper prices.

I know cards are hard to get, but people actually paying these stupid prices to get a hold of one has only made the problem worse. Just because you can point to Newegg scalping that card for the same price as the system doesn't mean either is actually worth what they're gouging people for, or that people should be paying it. Neither of those prices are good deals.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 22, 2021, 20:04
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Nov 22, 2021, 20:04
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:33:
Is Buying a Prebuilt PC for its Graphics Card a Good Idea?

Let's see.

ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2559

iBuyPower PC containing ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2599

So Ima go with "Yes?"

"Don't forget if you sell it on eBay you have to pay a sizeable fee of 12.55% (+1.65% if it's international), and if you sell over $600 a year you have to claim it on taxes thanks to the new law which lowered that limit from $10,000."

Still yes?
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 22, 2021, 19:33
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 22, 2021, 19:33
Nov 22, 2021, 19:33
 
Is Buying a Prebuilt PC for its Graphics Card a Good Idea?

Let's see.

ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2559

iBuyPower PC containing ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2599

So Ima go with "Yes?"
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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