How about these companies bring back their in person sales people to take orders over the phone in person. This way they could at least validate the customer in person. However I have a feeling a sale is a sale to newegg and all the other retailers.
Simply add the phone number at the last minute and maybe change it every so many minutes. I know there are phone bots but its got to be better than what we have now.
I don't know what Nvidia is doing but their store is acting weird. I was curious what their checkout process was like so I tried to "buy" a 2060 but it's just stuck at "Checking Out" for over 5 minutes now. Have tried multiple times now with the same result. Whatever changes they've put in seems to have just broken the whole process.
I find it very disturbing that people are just desperately buying any vendor's card because they got caught up in the hype. This is basically mass hysteria based on nothing. There's no shortage of cards. These stores want scalpers buying up all the inventory because it makes the product seem hotter than it is. They have everything to gain and nothing to lose from the perception that it's more rare than it actually is.
We really need some new laws passed to fight this shit.
I'm leaning towards the asus as well. I think it performs better than the fe while the evga performs on par. My last two cards have been asus.I'm only half guilty, I won't touch PNY, Zotac or Gigabyte. The Gigabyte mainly because it is ugly. Also the stock MSI Ventus seems iffy and it's hard to find solid numbers on the OC version.
Otherwise I'm not too picky, any EVGA card will do or the Asus TUF. Maybe the top end Asus or MSI but I'll need a slim case fan in front to fit those.
Only mentions FTW3 cards in his tweet, nothing about XC3 availability.
He originally said both.Only mentions FTW3 cards in his tweet, nothing about XC3 availability.
Not like it matters. The only thing that will be in stock at EVGA's website are the errors you get when the site is going to crash.He originally said both.
Now he says ftw3 only.
Agreed. The tuf version is 50 more not 700...worth it since it performs better than fe and also quieter. I just noticed the asus has 2 hdmi while the other cards only 1.ASUS has a 3080 TUF at $700. Probably the best of the bunch if you can actually find one of course.
Agreed. The tuf version is 50 more not 700...worth it since it performs better than fe and also quieter. I just noticed the asus has 2 hdmi while the other cards only 1.
I'm still waiting on the 3070 but leaning to the asus brand
Scalpers, doing something AMD marketing or videocards couldn't do for a decade make gamers delay videocard purchase for AMD release. I always thought AMD marketing had to up their game to make a dent in market, but this is too far AMD! 😜Before the release of the 3080 there were people askin “Should I buy Ampere or wait for Big Navi?” Looks like we have no choice but to wait to see what AMD has to offer 😂
We could also go futher back in time and have customers send a physical letter with an order.../s
Will you pay the extra cost?
Most peoole will not...
Really i never knew that and 80%of my parts are asus
Wow news to me. So what is the better gpu company to go with?x58 board. Purchased from Newegg. It died and I sent it in for RMA. They sent me a physically damaged board that completely died after 1 week.
I let them know about the damage when I got the replacement board and they didn't respond. Then when I told them it died, they put "CLOSE!" in the RMA ticket. Newegg accepted and RMA 2 years after I purchased the board because of this and then refunded me the original purchase price for that board.
Told myself I would never buy an ASUS product again. Then I gave them another chance a couple years later.
x79 TUF board. They sent me multiple dead boards and then finally sent me a NIB x79 Deluxe (the newer version). Took a couple months to get a working board.
Then an R9-390 shows up on my doorstep with no note or anything. Contacted them and they said it was from corporate for me having to go through so much to get a working board.
Still didn't make me trust them at all as far as warranty support goes.
There are also a few dedicated ASUS RMA Hell threads on this forum where people have had to go through a ton of trouble to get a working replacement.
The USA ASUS RMA sites are run by a 3rd party contractor and they do whatever they can to deny warranties and also to send the customers through so much grief, hoping that they will eventually give up and just throw the broken stuff out.
Maybe it has changed, but I have given ASUS multiple chances and every single time they have been horrid to try to work with.