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    Well, the obvious answer would be a 3090, but a lot of the 30-series are hard to come by right now thanks to scalpers and crypto miners.

    I may have to get by with my GTX 1070 for just a little longer - I've been looking to upgrade but thanks to scalpers, miners, and COVID, you can't just walk into Best Buy right now and leave with a good GPU.

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    Got ticked off for a few seconds when this popped up in my fb feed yesterday. Stack of 6 3090 Suprims.



    The craftier retailers here are selling the 30 series *near* retail, but you must buy an entire rig from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicky9499 View Post
    The craftier retailers here are selling the 30 series *near* retail, but you must buy an entire rig from them.
    That sounds like a good deal to me Nicky. If I am getting a RTX 3090, I would probably also need a new rig with more modern motherboard and everything to support it. If I lived in Singapore, it would be viable, but I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC_Ace View Post
    ....The excellent Asus ROG Strix RTX-3070, which comfortably outperforms the RTX-2080 Super...
    As an owner of the latter, I think I may be crying now....

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    Looking at the nVidia site, the RTX 2000 series don't appear to be "current".

    I do feel for anyone who has a fried GPU in these times (my old GTX 770 gave up early last year - so I was able to replace it with a 2060 at non-ransom prices).
    Apparently nVidia are now shipping drivers that are supposed to disable mining, but you can always download an earlier one!

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    local prices in florida are as followed, used or new, the 3090 is 3500.00, 3080 is 2200.00 to 2600.00, the 3070 is 1500.00 the 3060 and 3060ti is 1200.00 to 1400.00. i was currently using a amd 5700xt that i paid 420.00 mrsp this past november, today the price is 1,000 or more. the 6900xt is 2500.00, the 6800xt is 1700.00, the new 6700xt is 1200.00.
    Even the 20 series nvidia cards are extremely high. i ended up trading my 5700xt for a 2080 super along with a 10600k i didn't need anymore. the guy had a room full of videocards he was trying to scalp on craigslist in tampa. i had a 40 percent gain from the 5700xt to the 2080 super in most games. the guy was trying to get me to trade my 5700xt with 800 bucks just for a 3070, i decided to wait and just keep the 2080 super until at least next year hoping prices drop. when they do drop, i hope they drop like a rock, so the scalpers gets whats coming to them. i truly don't believe the shortage is as bad as it shows to be. nvidia has already said they made 5 billion more during the so called shortage than selling at msrp. hopefully this will end soon. i always upgrade every other generation, so maybe the 4000 series will come out at the end of the year.
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    I have to agree that the 2060 series is pretty good - I'm able to run at 30-60 FPS (nVidia control panel set to limit to 80fps).
    Given that I paid about £300 for the 2060, $3500 (NZ) is rather steep for the 3060 series.

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    ColPrice2002 - Nah, that's the going price for an upper-end RTX-3090 here in Wellington - Big brand 3060s are around NZ$800 to NZ$1000. (i.e. Approx. UK406 pounds to £508)
    Still, you can walk into a store and actually walk away with one if you're prepared to pay the ransom.
    Looking at the Florida USA prices posted by Nugget2225 above for 3090s (US$3500), I don't think we're doing too badly! That's w-a-y above the MRSP.
    Here are the average prices in US dollars for GPUs sold on eBay this week according to Tom's Hardware: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/gpu-pricing-index
    Last edited by PC_Ace; March 30th, 2021 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Added eBay price scrapes from Tom's Hardware article

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    Discovered my GTX1650 had burned out this morning, temporarily back on my old GTX1050 which luckily still works after 11 months in the garage.

    I must have been living under a rock as the first I knew about GPU shortage and crypto mining was when I tried looing for a replacement! Still can't work out how a GPU assists in finding a quick Bitcoin deal online but obviously it does.

    As the failed card is only 11 months old and technically in warranty I have asked the seller about RMA and replacement, assuming they have any in stock of course!
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    Just had a look at Ebuyer they only have GT1030 and 710s everything else is still labelled "Coming Soon" as it has been for a couple of months now.
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    Locally the RTX 3090 is available for $4,000, just tad more than it's list price.

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    Luckily the vendor has accepted the RMA so will be interesting to see what I get back as a replacement (hopefully a GTX1660 or maybe a Super!).
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    Last fall I decided to buy a new system which would future proof it for a while. I wanted a NVIDIA 3090,but as others have pointed out they were not available.

    so I took another route. I saw where Alienware computers by Dell in fact had a great desktop with a water cooled 3090. I ordered one and it arrived a week later. This computer runs TRAINZ like a champ with all sliders maxed out.

    The interesting thing is that for most of the routes I run using SP3 the GPU utilization is 50% or less with the CPU running about 35%. I have read some posts where people expressed concerns about the temperatures with the Alienware computers. Again in my case the GPU temperature runs between 60 and 65 degrees centigrade. I have occasionally seen a spike at 70 degrees. This is in a room with ambient temperature averaging 78 degrees.

    I am happy with my purchase and feel like I will get a good 5 to 7 years service out of this computer. The 3090 is everything it is cracked up to be.

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    I don’t believe your room temperature was 78 degrees centigrade.
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