Everyone knows whose great idea it was to impose tariffs because they thought a certain country would pay them, someone who clearly would have flunked econ 101.
Yea sure that's why a very stable genius kept saying China will pay the tariffs a million times...not to mention they retaliated in kind against US agriculture. I am all for reducing dependence on China but this was just ill conceived and implemented.Thats not the idea behind the tariffs. The idea behind them is that it would make products made in China more expensive and incentivize manufacturers to not make those products in China. Personally I agree with that sentiment. This chip shortage and early days of the pandemic is proof enough for me that there’s too much reliance in one country producing the goods we consume.
Wait until next gen and buy it asap.I just looked at Ebay for 3060 Ti cards and it's obvious the scalpers rule there. So I've had to think how I'm going to cope before prices come down to something normal, whatever that means. And based on news reports, I don't expect to get that 3060 Ti until sometime in 2022.
What's your strategy?
been repairing gpus for a long time now and been buying and fixing raped mining cards to put it simple gpu swaps and replacing vram chips
also found a fix for the space invaders artifacts the rtx cards get looks to be bad vram as well but thay still display vs the gtx 10 and 9 cards that give u blsck screen to make it worse vrams not cheap at 38$ to 50 chip when ur changing all the vram on the cards there will be lots of dead rtx cards so ill get my hands on one way or another lol
ps if any "gamers" need there gpus repaired pm me with some info of the problem to also got few fs if any one wants upgrades i also buy part cards to and repair and reball consoles to
I managed to get a 3080, 3070, and two 6800XT early on. Now it’s just luck in the Newegg shuffle, but back then you could (till late January). Bought a 3090 from someone here so I could give my 3080 to a friend.Effort? What effort did you put in to get those cards? I haven't even seen a 3 series graphics card listed for sale bellow 2x msrp since they released. Current retail price for 3080s here is $3500. So if by effort you mean paying 5x MSRP, then you are right. Why do you assume that everyone is in the same situation and has the same opportunities as you?
They generally have to return that; there are only so many loaners in the pool and they get passed around quite a bit. The real ones, that is - the others get banned fast.whats making this even worse is TechTubers getting free Tech. ten when they destroy said tech they get more sent to them i mean come on these guys show off hoards of gpus, and comp tech, yet they dont have to pay and get free tech even when they wipe there ass with it or break it.
manufacturers need to stop supplying these guys with fee sht seriously, iv unsubbed a few channels becuase the douches running them keep showing off like hahahaha look what i get for free oooooohhhh now i bricked this hard toget gpu i got for for free.. hey (Insert Manufacturer) i broke that $3000 gpu/motherboard send me another one for free thanks i cant pay you for it ill make a vid on how i broke it though k thx by /rant
whats making this even worse is TechTubers getting free Tech. ten when they destroy said tech they get more sent to them
Don’t even need to be a company, just get enough people to buy in to place a mass order from a distributor - but we’re talking a LOT of GPUs, and payment up front generally (or net 30), which means you’ve got to have a lot of working capital to do so. And then distribution from the one shipment center, etc. you got 150k sitting around?then it is time to do what tech yes city showed become a "company" and buy these things by the pallet from a Distributer that only sells to companys like newegg/micro/bestbuy some serious loop holes in this. basicly Tech Yes City scummy but people+opportunity to make quick money by being scummy.
You should be able to get replacement fans pretty easily, but you could also set up a fan curve that keeps the fans spinning. That’s probably the best thing you can do for the longevity of the card, other than water cooling.My beloved 2070-Super has started making weird clicking noises whenever the fans turn on... really hoping this doesn't mean I gotta do something stupid-spendy in the near future...
So yeah, I've been holding out for a 3080 TI, but I'm not ok with spending over about $800, fuck spending $1400+ on a GPU. Waiting to see benchmarks vs prices to decide if I want the 3080TI or waiting for a 3070TI... and luckily I live right next-door to a Microcenter, and I don't plan to buy more than once a month (or more than once in the next 3 years), so I have a decent chance at getting a card, but I still have a feeling this is going to be the most painful retail tech purchase of my entire life...
Yeah, Central Europe is entirely another story. There are no walk-in stores stocking hi-end videocards. The availabilty of computer parts in electronics store chains is restricted to a few 1-2TB hard drives, and maybe some low end ram sticks.I managed to get a 3080, 3070, and two 6800XT early on. Now it’s just luck in the Newegg shuffle, but back then you could (till late January). Bought a 3090 from someone here so I could give my 3080 to a friend.
I'm replaying Subnautica gearing up for a Below Zero run. Haven't tried playing it since they redid the whole story in early access. Now that it's 1.0, figured it was time. Forgot how much I enjoyed Subnautica.I play games with laughably low graphic requirements like Factorio, though fortunately thanks to my 2070 I can also afford playing Subnautica: Below Zero, Transport Fever 2, or Satisfactory maxed out at 1080p. I still have a full HD monitor and probably would have got at least a 1440p one if I could get a video card to properly drive it.