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Anyone just given up on looking for a new GPU?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by subbytna, 15 Jan 2021.

  1. rumple9


    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 237

    The waterblock ones are all over the place - obviously they don't sell well
  2. V F


    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,110

    Location: UK

    What's better and price wise to get if you water cool, get the air cooled version and fit the block yourself or go directly for the pre-fitted water block version?
  3. Major774


    Joined: 17 Feb 2021

    Posts: 302

    Location: Surrey, UK

    Nice to a see a flood of GPU's from a UK retailer today (10 Aug).
    • Zotac 3060 Ti
    • Gigabyte 3060 Ti (2 versions)
    • Asus 3080
    Prices aren't great but it's moving.
  4. JamesH85


    Joined: 18 Jan 2015

    Posts: 533

    Managed to grab a 3070 Ti for £529 yesterday. After missing out on so many 3080 Fe's I'm actually happy with deal I got.
  5. Protoype


    Joined: 25 Jan 2014

    Posts: 166

    Location: - Home

    I really need to get a new GPU since my 980ti died. But at this rate it is frustrating and disappointing that the market is so bad.
    AMD have screwed up with not shipping directly to the UK, as I wanted to go team red for linux drivers. But it does look like I'll be forced to go green and get a 3070ti FE or similar.
  6. Cadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2020

    Posts: 1,201

    It looks to be a decent deal as far as value for money is concerned. Enjoy it! :D
  7. Frubeling

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Mar 2013

    Posts: 1,388

    Location: Plymouth

    Thankfully I've had my 3090 for almost a year now, but I did want to start building something a bit less powerful to pair with the TV in the living room.
    That project is on hold indefinitely because when I looked you couldn't even get a 10 series GTX card
  8. rumple9


    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 237

    I'll do you a straight swap my gtx 1080 for your 3090
  9. subbytna


    Joined: 22 Oct 2008

    Posts: 10,296

    Location: Belfast

    Have you all got cards finally then? Or are you still waiting? Or have you just decided to skip things this generation?....or....Have you *whispers* DITCHED PC GAMING :eek::p
  10. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,366

    Why didn't you get one of the many 3060 / 3060ti deals from here?
  11. bells


    Joined: 31 Oct 2009

    Posts: 833

    Location: in the tower

    I got a 6700xt back in april which has turned out to be great
  12. rumple9


    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 237

    Given up. Its 3080 or nothing for me as I play in 4k so will wait for 4000 series. Waited 12 months might as well wait another 12. Will carry on with my existing GTX1080 as I'm not paying £1000+ for a graphics card
  13. ASMB


    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 765

    As long as your card keeps working nothing usually wrong with waiting for more and better cards to be released, latest rumour is for a 3080ti 20GB. https://youtu.be/Jyj6seDa7-Q?t=202 Wouldn't have wanted to pay the scalpers 2k for the 12GB one
  14. markymoo


    Joined: 4 Nov 2010

    Posts: 363

    I have up on the whole building thing when I saw how pricey and hard the cards were to get.
    Starting to get the itch now, however know it's prob best to wait for the next round of cards.

    Considering changing from my i7 2600K build to a 5800x but then keeping my Vega 56 and 1440p gaming for now.
  15. roadie


    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,803

    Location: Hampshire

    I've been keeping an eye on 6600XT prices, as that card would deliver more than double the performance of my RX480. In a normal world the 6600XT would cost under £300. However, despite the apparent good levels of stock prices continue to creep up from launch with £430 plus needed to get a good model.

    I'm not getting suckered into paying that much. In theory if demand is being satisfied and there is still stock left, prices should come down. I wonder if this will happen as we move into autumn and winter?
  16. Purgatory


    Joined: 7 Dec 2010

    Posts: 5,404

    Location: Leeds

    NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards are again becoming more expensive

  17. shaunwil


    Joined: 10 Sep 2011

    Posts: 65

    I haven't got sorted. The 1080 is still running ok, touch wood. I'd like to play psyconaughts 2 in 4k with all the bells and whistles.

    Just can't justify the current prices. I would need a better PSU and CPU (i7 4790).

    I've always built my pcs from an old AMD 386 with borrowed RAM from a friend's dad until I could afford to buy some (35quid per 256mb). A whole 1mb !

    So I would like to build my next pc, probably an Intel 12th gen.
    Last edited: 31 Aug 2021
  18. Harlequin


    Joined: 17 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,846

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    Amd really have dropped the ball with having nothing in the same price point as an i3 for retail. R3 5300 exists in the oem space only
  19. thedandyp


    Joined: 27 Dec 2015

    Posts: 172

    This has been the case since around Xmas time. The 3100 seemed to vanish, and even the still capable 3600 shot back up to its original retail price. AMD really seem to want to shed the image of them being the cheaper/ more affordable alternative to Intel.
  20. Aretak


    Joined: 26 May 2014

    Posts: 2,612

    I grabbed a 3070 Ti a couple of weeks ago. Not really the card that I wanted, but it's better than nothing. I want a 3080, but I'm not paying £1000+ for one. I did bag a FE last December, but it had the loudest coil whine I'd ever heard, so I had to get rid of it.