What exactly is the deal with GPUs

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You’d need about 40 nodes running simultaneously to make that work.
I haven't had a chance yet to look at this Github bot. Why do you say that 40 nodes are needed? Could you do with 40 separate processes on one system.
 

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I haven't had a chance yet to look at this Github bot. Why do you say that 40 nodes are needed? Could you do with 40 separate processes on one system.
Probably blocked by IP if you did that. I’d dump it on AWS and let it chew; coordination for the list would be a pain though.
It’s checking every 3-4 seconds. That might not be fast enough. Stack up a bunch and let them run.
 

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You’d need about 40 nodes running simultaneously to make that work.
It's harder to be successful with it now than it was in the past. Back in late November I got a gigabyte 6800xt reference card with fairgame that took a few weeks to ship out. I did eventually get the card though.

I entered the shuffle today, 6th time, and so far no good or bad news. I'll be shocked if I get the chance to pick up a 6700xt though.
 

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I haven't had a chance yet to look at this Github bot. Why do you say that 40 nodes are needed? Could you do with 40 separate processes on one system.
Because if you have 1 bot running through X number of GPU SKUs it takes too long. If it takes 1 second to refresh and check each GPU's page, then it's taking you 10 seconds to go through the whole loop. In that amount of time, if something comes in stock on the 10th item on your loop, then by the time you get there it'll already be out of stock. So you have to run the bot as many number of times as ASINs/SKUs that you are trying to buy. Huge pain in the ass and I didn't want to bother with it anymore.
 

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Because if you have 1 bot running through X number of GPU SKUs it takes too long. If it takes 1 second to refresh and check each GPU's page, then it's taking you 10 seconds to go through the whole loop. In that amount of time, if something comes in stock on the 10th item on your loop, then by the time you get there it'll already be out of stock. So you have to run the bot as many number of times as ASINs/SKUs that you are trying to buy. Huge pain in the ass and I didn't want to bother with it anymore.
If push comes to hard shove, I'm really wanting only 2-3 different SKUs. But whenever I look on Amazon, all I see is scalper pricing. Still, for me, setting up this bot would improve my meager technical skills.
 
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If push comes to hard shove, I'm really wanting only 2-3 different SKUs. But whenever I look on Amazon, all I see is scalper pricing. Still, for me, setting up this bot would improve my meager technical skills.
Looks like a pretty simple setup process. That being said, it’s not going to be nearly as good as the bots scalpers are using.
 

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I sold my 1080Ti for €500 and bought 2080Ti for €600 a couple of weeks before 3080 "release".
I'm watching the prices now and 2080Ti goes for €850-900. It's ridiculous. I'm pretty tempted to sell it because the summer is coming and that's when I don't game much.
 
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