Recent content by Neon01

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    How much would you pay over MSRP for a 3080/3090?

    I'm ashamed to say that I paid a scalper on eBay for my Evga 3080 FTW3 Ultra. It was around $350 over msrp, and I figured I was "lucky" to get that by buying right when the announcement of how solid the benchmarks are for AMDs new cards. Mt rationale was that the gpu demand situation has been...
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    Ok so what do you guys really think of the 3080 reviews?

    This. The last time I bought an AMD it was a 7970, and in the 5% of cases where the drivers worked, the software I was running it with worked, and it wasn't overheating to reduce my performance, it was fucking fantastic. But eventually I got fed up with all the (majority case) caveats and...
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Agree, this is ridiculous. I much preferred the last time around when they all went live with a good amount of stock at least through most of the first several hours after the broadcast. Hardware didn't ship for another month or so, but at least you could pre-order.
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Saw about 6 models go up on newegg, tried several times to add any of them to my cart, but was never able to get to checkout. Now all gone, apparently. Nice.
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    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Just supply and demand. MSRP is pretty meaningless when there's zero stock, especially when it's on a product that a) isn't even released yet, and b) had been forecasted to have supply issues likely through the new year at least. I really doubt prices are going to change much over the next...
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    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    Couldn't agree more. Playing Doom (2017) at 4k120 is a helluva experience, even without HDR
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    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    OLEDCX48, with backup 38" UW (in sig)
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    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Uh, ok? I don't remember complaining about that. In point of fact I said that I'm glad we got a big jump in performance AND reduction in cost "unlike Turing".
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    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Agree. Well, maybe not ZERO, but I bought a 2080ti a couple years ago knowing full well that it wasn't the best investment. I feel that 2 years of having the best GPU money can buy (barring the even more ludicrous RTX Titan) was worth the price. If the price of a huge leap in performance is...
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    water cooling GPUs. worth it?

    I absolutely think it's worth water cooling GPUs. Over the past 10 years or so that I've had custom water cooling loops, I've found the main benefit to be in noise reduction, not so much performance. I hate anything above almost a whisper. You can get a lot of cooling potential if you're...
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    New nVidia GPU - best way to secure one upon release?

    Regarding Best Buy, I might give them a try this time around. Back in the day I didn't have much faith in them, but they seem to have stepped up their game recently. I had a LG OLED48CX pre-ordered at B&H in May of this year in anticipation of it's release in June. No other retailer was...
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    Looking for the an ultrawide that meets these criteria

    Must haves: G-sync (officially or unofficially, as long as it really supports VRR, and the broader the range, the better) 100hz minimum refresh rate 3440x1440 minimum res <$650 I prefer monitors that appear to have smooth textures and do not appear "dirty" or sparkly. My main setup at home...
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    Corsair SF450 enough for EVGA 1080ti FTW3 in miniITX build?

    Thanks for the input. I decided to go in another direction with a Seasonic Focus SGX-650 (650w). Thought the 450 would probably cut it but might be close, and the Seasonic appears to strike a nice middle ground in size at STX-L proportions, meaning a bigger (and quieter) fan. Had read some...
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    Corsair SF450 enough for EVGA 1080ti FTW3 in miniITX build?

    Title, pretty much. This will be a secondary gaming box and I don't plan on having a lot of peripherals run off it or anything. Here are the components: ASRock Z390M ITX i5-9400F (likely will try to lock all cores to 3.9Ghz) 480GB SSD 8TB HDD EVGA 1080ti FTW3 (probably overclocked a modest...