Buy a 30xx laptop like I did, sure it's the mobile so it's not as fast but you can get a high power spec'ed 3070 laptop for what some of the scalpers are asking for a 3080 and at least you get HDMI 2.1 if that's part of why you want a 30xx.
I did manage to get a 3080FTW3 in the early days but I also want to build a HTPC that I would also game on from time to time and my TV only takes HDMI 2.1 so I picked up a Aorus 15G XC.
I think that's gonna be hit or miss or depend on the laptop. Unlike on a discrete graphics card, the GPU on a laptop isn't necessarily hooked up to the display output, it's more likely hooked up to the chipset video output, in which case who knows which OEMs built a HDMI 2.1 output stack on their laptops this gen.
Also the mobile 3070s/3080s, while they have good hash rates for mining, aren't really the same class as the desktop cards. They are much closer to a 2070/2080 level of performance (where the PS5/XSX) are at. Which is...kind of scary when you think those consoles can be had for under $500 retail and these laptops are 2-3k.
Just need the ps5 (including ps4 games i never played) backlog to last until fall. Strongly suspect crypto hard crash by then.
There is something really nice about good Bourbon, especially if you visit the distillery. And you can actually buy all the bourbon you want (maybe not Pappys.) unlike GPUs. Like I'm ever going to visit a TSMC foundry or any of the AIB factories.Fun fact, we have all 4 of these in my bar. (Well, we have Rip Van Winkle 10 year, not pappy's but its as close as you'll likely gonna get.)
Custom PS5 Case there needs to be a 3D model of this so people can have access to the cmos when it dies.I'm not going to lie, I'm fairly impressed by the ps5 (I assume I'd be impressed by the xbox x as well). The only thing that's not impressive is, the size. I definitely don't like the design.
Playing 1080p games. Still on a GTX 970 on an 1080p ultrawide monitor. But the i7 3770 system that's running it is very long in the tooth. 10 y.o. next year- the longest I've used any build. (I had postponed upgrades to build a NAS four years ago)
But I didn't want to build a new system with a second-choice GPU or my current GPU. I'm sitting on the funds until all the supply-side issues resolve themselves.