Nvidia RTX 30XX series thread: 3060 cards now officially available at scalpers near you!

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I felt bad about buying a 5700XT right before the 3000 series cards were announced. I really needed a new computer and couldn't really wait for the 3000 series cards to be released even though I knew they were better.

Man am I ever happy with my decision.
My brother bought an RTX 2080Ti which I thought was maybe not wise but didn’t complain much cos I got his old GTX 1080. That thought likewise aged poorly and I’m beyond grateful he did. Hell I kind of wish I’d bought one myself.
 

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
My brother bought an RTX 2080Ti which I thought was maybe not wise but didn’t complain much cos I got his old GTX 1080. That thought likewise aged poorly and I’m beyond grateful he did. Hell I kind of wish I’d bought one myself.
I generally like the power of my 2080, it does seem to struggle at times, really my main annoyance with it is how loud the fan is when I run at 1440 and 144 Hz.
 

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I generally like the power of my 2080, it does seem to struggle at times, really my main annoyance with it is how loud the fan is when I run at 1440 and 144 Hz.
You could undervolt it to reduce the speed and noise of the fan.
 

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Man, I'm hoping my current card holds out, cuz I'm boned if it breaks.
 
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Man, I'm hoping my current card holds out, cuz I'm boned if it breaks.
Same. I am proper fucked if my 1080 woofs its cookies. Unless I wanna spend $1300 on a 2080 Super. And if that's not available, well, its 3090 time.
 

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Same. I am proper fucked if my 1080 woofs its cookies. Unless I wanna spend $1300 on a 2080 Super. And if that's not available, well, its 3090 time.
I remember when they first released, a local webstore had a few 3080s in stock. They were €950-1050, about 10-20% overpriced. So I held off until prices settled.

I kind of feel really stupid now. Best I can get for that amount right now that isn't a big downgrade is a 2060.

Man, first world problems, amiright
 
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I remember when they first released, a local webstore had a few 3080s in stock. They were €950-1050, about 10-20% overpriced. So I held off until prices settled.

I kind of feel really stupid now. Best I can get for that amount right now that isn't a big downgrade is a 2060.

Man, first world problems, amiright
You say that in jest, but it is causing problems in places other than the PC gaming space. But yes for us personally, its a problem like a stubbed toe is a problem.
 

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Man, I'm hoping my current card holds out, cuz I'm boned if it breaks.
Same. I am proper fucked if my 1080 woofs its cookies. Unless I wanna spend $1300 on a 2080 Super. And if that's not available, well, its 3090 time.
A few weeks ago, my PC would suddenly switch off whilst playing games, and the fans on my GPU would ramp up to 100%.

All signs pointed towards my GPU overheating - and this is a 1080ti with a huge, triple-slot cooler, too.

So my choices were either underclock the GPU, stop playing games, or take it apart, re-paste it, and try again.

I felt like a goddamn surgeon, and if it fucked the card, I would have been double boned, because I cheaped out on my processor for an F model - aka, an Intel processor without integrated graphics.

I think my heart stopped for a second, when I plugged it back in.

All is good now, though. I really was not looking forward to scouring the second-hand market for anything even approaching a good deal.

Really looking forward to when 3000-series cards are actually purchasable (and not ridiculously overpriced).