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Old 09-01-2021, 18:24   #1
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Finding a New Graphics card help.

Hi Everyone we are sort of new here but would like to ask a question

Dad and ourselves want to invest in a new graphics card for the home gaming PC we want a 3000 series Nvidia but cant seem to find any, everywhere seems to be out of stock.

I wont buy from ebay as some manufacturers wont honour the warranty if bought on there.

Can anyone help please?

A 3060 or above would be nice.
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

Stock of the 3000 series are extremely low, it's just a case of waiting for stock levels to go up or to keep checking the good sites like Scan.
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Old 09-01-2021, 19:36   #3
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

All the suppliers are probably waiting for the same single container ship from China to arrive.
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Old 10-01-2021, 01:17   #4
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

i've checked sites such as Nova tech, Scan, Amazon & Ebuyer and came up blank.
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Old 10-01-2021, 01:23   #5
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

3090 cards are about, but they are pricey (~ £1400)

Scalpers are taking the legit 3080 and 3070 cards. The only way to get one in the UK is to buy a full pre-build from a major online retailer (Scan, Overclockers, eBuyer, et cetera), as any stock they get goes straight into those right now. 3080 cards are what people really want (bang for buck). That said, I believe the 3080Ti is due for release in the next few months
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

There's no way we wanna spend £1400 on a card, we were thinking a max of £600.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:34   #7
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

2080 then...
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Hugh NVidia were selling a 3060 super for £499.
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Hugh NVidia were selling a 3060 super for £499.
How many did they have in stock?

I'm wanting a new inbuilt fridge, lots of places sell the size I require, but none have them in stock
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

When I get a job I will but a gaming PC and had a budget of £1,500.


With the M.2 SSD.
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

A 3080 can make between £5 and £10 a day Ethereum mining. That is why they are expensive and rare just like last time mining was a viable option
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A 3080 can make between £5 and £10 a day Ethereum mining. That is why they are expensive and rare just like last time mining was a viable option
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

Yeah Like any investment you take a risk. It only says could it does not say it will be. Plus with Mining if you have a card (or a few) you could always sell them and not lose to much if you jump at the right time

I remember when it all started. I bet like myself there are a lot regrets not jumping in when you could mine fragments a lot easier and quicker
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Re: Finding a New Graphics card help.

There's a difference between buying a digital currency as an investment, and mining it, which is in effect "printing" money.

If you're looking as a simple single PC setup possibly generating over £3,000, that not too bad an "investment". You can still use the PC anyway, whatever happens.
Been thinking of setting up a new PC to replace my current one built in 2013.
Looks like I'm going to have to buy a pre-built one, rather than build one from components I select myself.
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There's a difference between buying a digital currency as an investment, and mining it, which is in effect "printing" money.

If you're looking as a simple single PC setup possibly generating over £3,000, that not too bad an "investment". You can still use the PC anyway, whatever happens.
Been thinking of setting up a new PC to replace my current one built in 2013.
Looks like I'm going to have to buy a pre-built one, rather than build one from components I select myself.
You should still be able to get one custom specced easy enough. I would like to play with an all new AMD system just to see in person how the Smart Memory Access feature works but I have a 9900K so just can not justify the fortune it would cost me
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