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  1. GameLifter

    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.
  2. GameLifter

    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.
  3. GameLifter

    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.
  4. GameLifter

    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...
  6. GameLifter

    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.
  7. GameLifter

    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.
  8. GameLifter

    Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPU Availability to Worsen in Q1: Report

    They'll have to pry my 3090 from my cold, dead hands!
  9. GameLifter

    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...
  11. GameLifter

    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...
  12. GameLifter

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Today is the happiest day of my life!
  13. GameLifter

    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.
  14. GameLifter

    [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.
  15. GameLifter

    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...
  16. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Welp, it's official! Not like I wasn't expected it today or anything like that but still, RIP.
  17. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    You can also have the verification code sent via text message which is quicker than the email method. During PS5 drops the site will start to slow down and maybe give errors during the steps in the process. If this happens, keep trying. Once the site comes back it seems to save what step you...
  18. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    It seems that with Best Buy drops your luck depends on location. When they first switched to store pickup only I would get the "Unavailable Nearby" button on drops. The last two drops I've been lucky and managed to get in orders. After what happened to my 3080 FE from the last drop I won't be...
  19. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    3080s are showing sold out for me. I got to the checkout process with one then it kept changing shipping and pickup options until going OOS.
  20. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Got in and order for a 3090 FE. Waiting on 3080 FE.
  21. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Best Buy may have just dropped cards! Goooooo!!!!
  22. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    Much appreciated! My 3080 FE order isn't quite cancelled yet so part of me is hoping that it'll act as a sort of pre-order for the next drop but Best Buy couldn't confirm to me one way or the other (two different CS reps said different things). Plus, the next drop would have to happen before...
  23. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    Pretty much! If I ended up getting the 3080 FE from Best Buy that I ordered I wouldn't be this desperate.
  24. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    That’s quite odd. GPUs ended up not dropping today so maybe tomorrow will be the day?
  25. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    At first I was completely apposed to getting a 3090 but now I’m open to getting an FE model.
  26. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    PS5s dropped earlier and the Xbox consoles followed. Perhaps GPUs are next?
  27. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    Well, holy poop balls! Just got in an order for a PS5 at Best Buy! Hopefully I'll have better luck with it making it to my store than the 3080.
  28. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    This sums it up. Not only do you have to get very lucky to get in an order for a card but even if you get that far you may not even get it due to other bullcrap. It could either get cancelled or in my case, stolen by some degenerate during shipping.
  29. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Apparently they were busy dropping new Pokemon cards earlier, lol!
  30. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    That's what I'm hoping. If I can't get another 3080 I may just go for the 3090 since they seem to be easier to get and be done with it.
  31. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yep, I'm more disappointed right now than mad since I'm not too surprised. I knew something was odd when the order never arrived at my store and the other guy on Reddit who is from the same region who got the tracking number of his order found out it was stuck in Memphis, TN. Basically whatever...
  32. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I found out what most likely happened to my 3080 FE order from Best Buy. The dude I've been talking to on Reddit who managed to get a tracking number for his order found out that the reason the package didn't progress any further was due to it arriving to Memphis, TN with no contents. So, yeah...
  33. GameLifter

    NVIDIA Quietly Relaxes Certification Requirements for NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate Badge

    Interesting, could it be because there aren't many monitors that can do over 1000 nit brightness so Nvidia relaxed the requirements just so manufacturers can realistically get the certification?
  34. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    It varies but it's usually earlier. Last time the drop was a little before 10:30 AM CST.
  35. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I just wonder why mine was delayed in the first place. Can't tell if it hasn't shipped yet or if it's stuck in the same spot as the other guys card I mentioned.
  36. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I can see that. Has this happened to anyone else that you know of? From what I've gathered in a Reddit thread there are two others in the same boat as me. One is from my area and the other is in Florida. So it seems that our region got its shipment delayed for whatever reason. The dude in...
  37. GameLifter

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    It's been a week since the 3080 FE I ordered was supposed to arrive at my Best Buy and it's still showing as delayed and I can't get any concrete info from them on where it's at or if it's still coming. So, I'm going to try and order another one this Tuesday if they drop more to be on the safe...
  38. GameLifter

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I plan to sell mine if/when my 3080 FE Best Buy order comes in.
  39. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    My plan is to stick with my 2080Ti and get a PS5 when I can if the 3080 FE gets cancelled and I can no longer get one. No way I'm paying the tariff infused pricing. I also do retro gaming. The GPU industry can go jump off of cliff right now for all I care.
  40. GameLifter

    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    I got in an order for a 3080 FE from Best Buy last Tuesday for MSRP and it was supposed to arrive at the store this past Sunday. It's still showing as delayed with no new ETA. If it gets cancelled and we see no more 3080 FEs I'm out!
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