I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

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piratepress

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Just got confirmation that the ETA of my 3080 has actually been moved up from November 30th to November 25th.

LOL, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
 

TaintedSquirrel

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Q3 Financials lol
  • Gaming: Third-quarter revenue was a record $2.27 billion, up 37 percent from the previous quarter and up 37 percent from a year earlier.
 
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Who has received an email from EVGA on their que? I entered the que system on 10/6/2020 and still havent received an email yet. Just curious who has and what they're que date was initially.
 

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Who has received an email from EVGA on their que? I entered the que system on 10/6/2020 and still havent received an email yet. Just curious who has and what they're que date was initially.
Are you an evga member? If the email you entered doesn’t match an account you weren’t actually put in a queue.
 
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Are you an evga member? If the email you entered doesn’t match an account you weren’t actually put in a queue.
Yeah it matches and it shows that I have entered the queue system just haven't received anything yet and am curious how far down I am.
 

motqalden

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Who has received an email from EVGA on their que? I entered the que system on 10/6/2020 and still havent received an email yet. Just curious who has and what they're que date was initially.
I got my card through the notify que. I had signed up on the morning of for the FTW3 and it was ~ 2 weeks later ish? supposely other models have not been happening as fast ast FTW3 ultra
 

grifter_66

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Who has received an email from EVGA on their que? I entered the que system on 10/6/2020 and still havent received an email yet. Just curious who has and what they're que date was initially.
I signed up for two on 09/17 at 5:21am and haven't received any notifications.
 

Sir Psycho

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This just arrived.
 

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jacuzz1

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I had an Aus Tuff RTX 3700 in my cart today from Amazon Prime and could have had it at my door tomorrow but 869.00 for a 3700 when I am in Que for a 3800 for 809.00? I just could not bring myself to do it no matter what the wait that I have ahead of me.
 

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grifter_66

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Waited 14 hrs in line for a 6800 XT, was about 6 people to far back to get one but got a Gigabyte OC Gaming 3080. After watching today's reviews kind of glad ended up with a 3080 but not really the board I wanted. Someone ahead of me got the only Tuff. At least I finally have something.
 

Mchart

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I think most of the suckers already got scalped. Doubt many will pay scalper prices any more.
A lot of people are desperate. You can't get a 2080ti new anymore, unless you're willing to pay absurd prices. So it's either you pay absurd 2080ti prices, or pay 3080 absurd prices. I'm glad I stuck with my 2080ti from over two years ago at this point.

The fact that I was able to get a 2080ti within the first few weeks of launch without even trying, and I still can't find a 3080 is very telling of the situation.
 

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A lot of people are desperate. You can't get a 2080ti new anymore, unless you're willing to pay absurd prices. So it's either you pay absurd 2080ti prices, or pay 3080 absurd prices. I'm glad I stuck with my 2080ti from over two years ago at this point.

The fact that I was able to get a 2080ti within the first few weeks of launch without even trying, and I still can't find a 3080 is very telling of the situation.
ie, suckers.
 

Mchart

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I mean, sure, they're suckers. However, if I were in a similar situation and still on my 1080ti, i'm not sure I wouldn't pay the scalpers price w/ AC Valhalla now being out, and Cyberpunk a month away. I'd want that level of performance @ 4k that only a 2080ti/3080/6800xt could deliver.
 

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Can someone please tell me if in their newegg order it shows Call Of Duty & GeForce NOW membership along with their GPU? I think newegg may have not included it in my order that I just placed...
 

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Error: Unfortunately you have exceeded the 8 hour time frame allotted to your notify order and your purchase option has expired. If you feel you are seeing this message in error, please email ordernotify@evga.com

What the absolute fuq.. I was working like an absolute maniac today and not watching my personal email. I'm a DB engineer that does all the clinical terminology for the Veterans Administration, and with the new vaccines being available soon, I had to get all this terminology done..

I missed it by a half hour. God damnit.
 

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Error: Unfortunately you have exceeded the 8 hour time frame allotted to your notify order and your purchase option has expired. If you feel you are seeing this message in error, please email ordernotify@evga.com

What the absolute fuq.. I was working like an absolute maniac today and not watching my personal email. I'm a DB engineer that does all the clinical terminology for the Veterans Administration, and with the new vaccines being available soon, I had to get all this terminology done..

I missed it by a half hour. God damnit.
Email them or tweet at Jacob from EVGA. Apparently they have been sending new links to people who may have missed the initial email.
 

Bman123

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I didn't get a 3080 but I got my email from evga for the 3070 ftw3 ultra card yesterday and bought that. I signed up the day of within 5 minutes after launch for the 3070 and just got that email yesterday.
I jumped on it and when I get the card I'll wait for my last week before I can register for the step up program and see if the new 3070ti or 3080ti has launched and register to step up to that. At least I have a current card to use
 

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I didn't get a 3080 but I got my email from evga for the 3070 ftw3 ultra card yesterday and bought that. I signed up the day of within 5 minutes after launch for the 3070 and just got that email yesterday.
I jumped on it and when I get the card I'll wait for my last week before I can register for the step up program and see if the new 3070ti or 3080ti has launched and register to step up to that. At least I have a current card to use
Nice update and game plan for next steps. Who knows, the 3070 might just be good enough for you.
 

Bman123

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Nice update and game plan for next steps. Who knows, the 3070 might just be good enough for you.
I wish it was enough. This big ole 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor is gonna tear this card up on newer games.
 

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Are you an evga member? If the email you entered doesn’t match an account you weren’t actually put in a queue.

That's not true, I had a 3080 XC3 notification on an email I hadn't created an account with. You have the option to create a new account or change the email on your existing account to match the notification.
 

Sir Psycho

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The elusive beast is now installed. About 1 hour in in Control. Running 3440x1440 all maxed with full RTX and DLSS (both those things are new to me).

So far so good. Peaked at 74C with default fan curve. I prefer a more aggressive curve (basically step 1 idle/browsing step 2 light gaming/retro/menus and step 3 balls to the wall) so we'll see how much it helps. I'd be very happy with 70.

Here it is next to the MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti it's replacing. Somehow feels much smaller in the case (I can tell right away when I close the side panel). PS: Yes, it's my drying machine. Only white surface I could find to take a shot 😅

And fitted inside the Nano S.
 

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I picked up a Ryzen 5800X today so I can finally start my new Zen 3 build next week but the chances of picking up a 3080 are looking slim...I'd honestly prefer the 3080 Ti or maybe even a 3070 Ti so maybe the wait will be worth it
 

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The elusive beast is now installed. About 1 hour in in Control. Running 3440x1440 all maxed with full RTX and DLSS (both those things are new to me).

So far so good. Peaked at 74C with default fan curve. I prefer a more aggressive curve (basically step 1 idle/browsing step 2 light gaming/retro/menus and step 3 balls to the wall) so we'll see how much it helps. I'd be very happy with 70.

Here it is next to the MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti it's replacing. Somehow feels much smaller in the case (I can tell right away when I close the side panel). PS: Yes, it's my drying machine. Only white surface I could find to take a shot 😅

And fitted inside the Nano S.
I’ll be completely honest. I prefer the XC3 looks-wise over the FTW3. And the performance difference between the two at stock is probably imperceivable. FTW3 is only worth it if you want the option to have the card to eat 100w more power for a ~3-5% performance gain at best. Might be worth it to some, but not to me.
 

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I picked up a Ryzen 5800X today so I can finally start my new Zen 3 build next week but the chances of picking up a 3080 are looking slim...I'd honestly prefer the 3080 Ti or maybe even a 3070 Ti so maybe the wait will be worth it
Congrats! 1 rare parts down, 1 more to go, lol. What board did you decide on?
 

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I've had most of the other parts for a few weeks now just sitting around...I bought the MSI X570 Tomahawk
Whoa, you're really going for the rare parts build 2020 aren't you? I was looking for that board ever since all the reviews drop and stock for it is mythical. Now I see them for $350...lol
 

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I wish it was enough. This big ole 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor is gonna tear this card up on newer games.
As a fellow 3440x1440 user I can relate. I'll find out next week at some point when I'll finally get to see an EVGA 3080 FTW3 ULTRA arrive and replace the 2 x Titan Xp's I've been running since those launched.

Can't wait to crunch some CUDA stuff with it and see how it compares. :)

Sadly, it likely won't get installed until after Thanksgiving even if it shows up earlier. Damnable holidays getting in my way. :p
 
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I'm gonna wait it out till after the holidays. I might treat myself on my b'day in January to a 3080. I'm gonna try my best not to pay inflated pricing. The mythical 3080ti might appear by then. If not, a decent 2080ti might be the better buy for me. I play at 1440 anyhows on a 32" screen.
 

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Whoa, you're really going for the rare parts build 2020 aren't you? I was looking for that board ever since all the reviews drop and stock for it is mythical. Now I see them for $350...lol

yeah I was planning this build for a few months so I slowly started gathering the parts because I knew Zen 3 wasn't coming until October/November...luckily I was able to snag that board back in September...the RTX 3080 is going to be the most difficult to get but I'll just use my current GTX 1070 in the meanwhile
 

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yeah I was planning this build for a few months so I slowly started gathering the parts because I knew Zen 3 wasn't coming until October/November...luckily I was able to snag that board back in September...the RTX 3080 is going to be the most difficult to get but I'll just use my current GTX 1070 in the meanwhile
That's a good plan. I was using my 1080 before I got the 3080. I then sold my 2017 rig via OfferUp once I got everything and was able to finish the build. Check out Newegg for their combo deals on the 3080. That's how I managed to snag this one. The GB Vision was not something I was aiming for but at that point, any 3080 would do for me, lol.
 

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Whoa, you're really going for the rare parts build 2020 aren't you? I was looking for that board ever since all the reviews drop and stock for it is mythical. Now I see them for $350...lol
This probably does not help you, but there are a ton of that board in stock at canadacomputers.com, how can they be so hard to get else ware. maybe they will ship international?
 

polonyc2

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That's a good plan. I was using my 1080 before I got the 3080. I then sold my 2017 rig via OfferUp once I got everything and was able to finish the build. Check out Newegg for their combo deals on the 3080. That's how I managed to snag this one. The GB Vision was not something I was aiming for but at that point, any 3080 would do for me, lol.

I'm being very picky as far as the 3080- I only want the Asus TUF, Gigabyte Master/Extreme or MSI Gaming Trio X...Newegg seems to be mostly offering bundles
 

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I wasn't being picky at all. I actually had a 3090 TUF OC on order from Amazon that was apparently backordered. I kept looking, and by some miracle, I managed to snag a 3080 FE from Best Buy on the first day they started carrying them. I know that there are other cards out there that perform better, but I don't honestly care. The 3080 FE looks badass and has a ton of overclocking room as well.

Since the 3080 FE arrived, Amazon finally got around to shipping me the 3090 TUF OC (I cancelled the order), and I got 2 email notifications from EVGA for their 3090s (ignored both of them). No regrets here.
 

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I'm being very picky as far as the 3080- I only want the Asus TUF, Gigabyte Master/Extreme or MSI Gaming Trio X...Newegg seems to be mostly offering bundles
Yah, I've been on a backorder with an online shop for the Asus TUF 3080 since release day, no luck or ETA. Can't complain about the 3080 GB Vision OC tho. Beautiful looking card and seems to perform okay.
This probably does not help you, but there are a ton of that board in stock at canadacomputers.com, how can they be so hard to get else ware. maybe they will ship international?
Ah, already bought an X570 in its place, if I do upgrade, it'll be the Dark Hero or whatever new toys coming out.
 

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As a fellow 3440x1440 user I can relate. I'll find out next week at some point when I'll finally get to see an EVGA 3080 FTW3 ULTRA arrive and replace the 2 x Titan Xp's I've been running since those launched.

Can't wait to crunch some CUDA stuff with it and see how it compares. :)

Sadly, it likely won't get installed until after Thanksgiving even if it shows up earlier. Damnable holidays getting in my way. :p
I was waiting for the 3080 but never got the email from evga. I was hoping it was for the 3080 but when I clicked the link it showed a 3070 so I grabbed it. At least this way I’ve got 90 days to enter the step up program. If they release a 3070ti/3080ti I can step up to that and just pay the difference.
The xc3 cards are decent looking, I signed up for each model thru evga and the ftw3 was the first to show that’s why I went with it. Not like I’m gonna be keeping this card anyways, it’s a place holder til I can step up to a beefier card. At least it’s stronger than the 2080 I had in the pc before it.
 
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