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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yep, one guy on Reddit said that's how he got a card. Their friend at Best Buy called him and said they had an extra card that was never picked up so he went and go it. So yeah, if a card isn't picked up at Best Buy someone else will likely snag it before you get to it.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I've heard that if a card never gets picked up or the buyer cancels their order then they'll place the card on the shelf. So, if you're extremely lucky you may see a card in store to buy but it's unlikely.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I'd be tempted to get one and sell my 3090 since I don't need the 24GB VRAM of the 3090 and 12GB should be plenty for a while. It'll depend on price and availability of it though but it'll most likely be hard to get and overpriced like all cards now.
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Mine is in a Fractal Design Meshify C case with two front 140mm fans, a 240mm AIO rad at the top, and an Arctic P-12 fan to replace the stock rear fan. Cooling isn't bad but the smaller Meshify C case might be holding it back unless I crank up the fan speed to a level that's a bit too loud for me.
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    The fan on mine starts to spin up and make some noise when I play a game that uses ray tracing such as Control and especially Quake II RTX. Playing Quake II RTX with the power limit maxed out makes it too loud for me. Luckily at stock settings and playing a normal rasterized game the fan is...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I thought about if the guy buying it was a reseller or not. Hard to tell. Oh well, not much I can do at this point besides enjoy my new 3090.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I sold my 2080Ti on CL recently for $650. It was claimed in under two hours of posting. Looking back I could have put more on it.
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    Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPU Availability to Worsen in Q1: Report

    They'll have to pry my 3090 from my cold, dead hands!
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    Sony GDM-FW900 - NIB

    These days I prefer LCD/Plasma/OLED for modern games and CRTs for retro games. For my retro setup I have a PVM 2950Q and my old consoles look incredible on it. Great colors, motion clarity, and scanlines. When it comes to modern games I like the pin sharp look you get with them on modern...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    My 3090 FE has some coil whine but it's pretty minor. Increasing the power target makes it a little worse. Playing a game with ray tracing with the power limit maxed out causes the fan speed to ramp up like crazy. From my experience the PSU plays a big factor in coil whine. In my previous build...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Picked up my 3090 FE yesterday, got it installed, and so far I'm loving it. Cooler is beautiful and quiet and performance is a big step up from the 2080Ti I replaced it with. I have a few questions related to the GPU clocks I'm getting at stock. On the Timespy benchmark my average boost clock...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Today is the happiest day of my life!
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Nice! My 3090 FE and PS5 are scheduled for Friday. I'm hoping that one or both gets here early.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    This is why I ended up going for a 3090 FE on Best Buy last Friday. Prices are so absurd that getting a 3090 for it's MSRP isn't that bad. I can sell my 2080Ti right now and it would be like I bought the 3090 for the price that most 3080s are currently going for.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    My order was delayed and after a few days I did some digging and found out it was most likely lost/stolen during shipping. Yesterday was the day they said it would get cancelled and it did. Fortunately I was able to order a 3090 FE on last Fridays drop and a PS5 the day before so hopefully...
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