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2 hours ago, AceGrace said:


I got a prebuilt from Scan a few months ago with an AMD 6700XT in it.

 

Are they hard to find then?

actually, can i ask why did you go for AMD??

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I've got an AMD card already in another PC (RX570) which has done well.

 

I didn't have a need for a 4K capable card as I've only got 1080p monitors. My main gaming is done on consoles.

 

It also has 12gb RAM in it.

I also have a history of going against the grain! 😃

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55 minutes ago, Isaac said:

You can get graphics cards now for semi reasonable prices without waiting, you just have to buy a prebuilt system.

 

i feel like i read this somewhere...

 

On 05/09/2021 at 17:03, 5R7 said:

at this point, its almost "cheaper" buying a new syustem! or at least, more cost effective... 😕

 

and in latest hardware survey, amd cards are still nowhere to be found on it!?! meanwhile the 2060 is now number 2!

 

https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/

 

 

:P

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7 minutes ago, 5R7 said:

 

i feel like i read this somewhere...

 

:P


To be fair, that was the plan during last October if I didn't get the card I have now. ;)

But it honestly is one of the better ideas if you really wanted a card (and is outright essential for some of the budget options, including certain AMD APUs that you just can't get off the shelf). At this point in time, you'd probably want to get hold of a CPU that either has a shitload of cores that new games can use or has the TPM bobbins for Windows 11, anyway.

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Well, operation 'downgrade' is in full flow. Various offers coming in for the 3090, but have managed to snag a 3070ti on Box.co.uk for £750 (it's a refurb, but I'm working on the assumption that it's a fairly new released card, so shouldn't be too much use going on, and as I've used Box before I know they're pretty good to sort things out if it all goes wrong.

 

So, with a bit of luck I'll be around £1000 up when the 3090 sells.

 

Until the inevitable happens and I get lured into buying a 4090 as and when.

 

I am caught in the circle of life, and cannot get off :P

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25 minutes ago, JoeK said:

Until the inevitable happens and I get lured into buying a 4090 as and when.

 

I am caught in the circle of life, and cannot get off :P


I couldn't imagine a 4090 at this point. It'd involve plumbing it into your central heating to dissipate the fucking thing.

The performance of the 3080 is great, and in hindsight paying over the odds for an OC model was a fair deal compared to dealing with the even more egregious price gouging that's happening now, but the sheer noise and temps of the card is absurd compared to what I previously had (1070). Undervolting helps, but I'd rather have a modified BIOS than having to keep Afterburner on all the bloody time. Should probably look into that while I've got the resources to do so (well, have a spare card in case the BIOS flash goes tits up).

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7 hours ago, JoeK said:

Well, operation 'downgrade' is in full flow. Various offers coming in for the 3090, but have managed to snag a 3070ti on Box.co.uk for £750 (it's a refurb, but I'm working on the assumption that it's a fairly new released card, so shouldn't be too much use going on, and as I've used Box before I know they're pretty good to sort things out if it all goes wrong.

 

So, with a bit of luck I'll be around £1000 up when the 3090 sells.

 

Until the inevitable happens and I get lured into buying a 4090 as and when.

 

I am caught in the circle of life, and cannot get off :P

 

You're dead to me. :lol:

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The training department at my workplace bought themselves no less than three prebuilt HP Omen desktops recently, packing a 3090 each. I was actually quite impressed with the builds, although at around £3,000 each you'd bloody hope they were good.

 

As far as I'm aware though, they were bought to run training software with a recommended spec of a 2060 Super. On 1440p monitors, which were an upgrade from the 1080p screens they were going to use. 

 

I should add that we were only involved in buying the hardware using their budget, and had no say in the choice, as they're obviously ludicrously, hilariously overkill. I did suggest that we could probably sell the cards, replace them with something much more suitable and probably end end up getting the lot for "free". :ph34r:

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13 hours ago, JoeK said:

Well, operation 'downgrade' is in full flow. Various offers coming in for the 3090, but have managed to snag a 3070ti on Box.co.uk for £750 (it's a refurb, but I'm working on the assumption that it's a fairly new released card, so shouldn't be too much use going on, and as I've used Box before I know they're pretty good to sort things out if it all goes wrong.

 

So, with a bit of luck I'll be around £1000 up when the 3090 sells.

 

Until the inevitable happens and I get lured into buying a 4090 as and when.

 

I am caught in the circle of life, and cannot get off :P

I think you will need to post your before and after port royal scores 😛

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1 hour ago, JoeK said:


Doom Eternal. Trump’s Space Force demands it.

 

Heh. I can't really say without giving away where I work, but it's graphical training software involving multiple vehicles and stuff. It certainly doesn't look like it requires a 2060 Super though, let alone a 3090.

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20 hours ago, Mogster said:

The training department at my workplace bought themselves no less than three prebuilt HP Omen desktops recently, packing a 3090 each. I was actually quite impressed with the builds, although at around £3,000 each you'd bloody hope they were good.

 

As far as I'm aware though, they were bought to run training software with a recommended spec of a 2060 Super. On 1440p monitors, which were an upgrade from the 1080p screens they were going to use. 

 

I should add that we were only involved in buying the hardware using their budget, and had no say in the choice, as they're obviously ludicrously, hilariously overkill. I did suggest that we could probably sell the cards, replace them with something much more suitable and probably end end up getting the lot for "free". :ph34r:

Stick Nicehash on them linked to your Coinbase account and make yourself a few quid.

 

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Well, as expected there are no practical differences from the 3090 to the newly installed 3070ti. 
 

Although quite why the thing is considerably bigger than the previous card is always a little odd. 

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I finally, finally managed to get a 3080 today, for the going price of a 3070 on EBay. So hopefully it’s another straight swap, I’ve gone from a 1080ti to 3070 to 3080 without spending a penny assuming I get a decent price for my 3070. 

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Built a little i5 10600 and 3060 machine for the bedroom. Sick of my gas bill so going to heat the bedroom this way jk. It's all fairly dinky and built for a low price, quality bits mind, powerful enough for 4K media streaming to the big telly and 1080p ultrawide gaming on my 29" LG with G-sync. 

 

Still have a i9 2080 TI machine in the living room for 4K gaming. And an Alienware R3 1060 6GB into a 27" 144hz, for films/youtube whilst gaming on the big telly, plus some low spec mad framerate games.

 

Got the card from a friend of the family for less than a 1660 Super and a proper second-hand price, it's only a couple of months old. The seller snagged a 3080 TI, somehow. 

 

It's a non LHR so could actually triple my money on ebay, if I was a twat.

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I got a 2080 super locally for a good price so after selling my 2060 it cost 65 quid to upgrade.  People must be using some hefty big screens as I'm 1080p everything right up and my fps went from 80/90 to 120 ish which is good as I'm 144hz but tbh it's not that noticeable.  

 

Also I though of selling on ebay but put a couple of things up for trial and ebay fees were like 15% so I decided I'd rather sell it  for like 20% cheaper than ebay so someone else felt they were getting a deal as well.  Ebay is too expensive.  

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Finally got my 3080 in. It’s great, I run at 3840x1600 so the 3070 felt plucky but also like I was pushing my luck a bit. The 3080 comes out like an angry Dave Bautista on PCP and wrecks the place. 
 

Here’s a bit of RDR at max everything running about 80-90fps. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, layten said:

I have a LG C1 OLED coming tomorrow to replace my trusty old GSYNC monitor (If anyone want a 27" 144Hz IPS GSYNC display on the cheap, let me know! ) so now all I need to do is replace my 2080ti with a 3000 series.

 

wish me luck!


I’m assuming you’ll be going for a 3080ti or 3090? Both are usually available now. Whether or not you like the prices is debatable!

 

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13 minutes ago, layten said:

I'm holding out for the rumoured 3090ti.

 

Hi, my name is layten, and I have a problem.

By the time you get hold of one the 4080 will be around the corner 

 

I've had a stronger GPU than you since October 2020 - this is not right mate. This needs to be rectified. This is fucked up.

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