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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. _Cereal_

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2019

    Posts: 434

    Are they that bad? i genuinely have no clue but i got some mates from Europe who managed to grab some cheap 6800XTs.
     
  2. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 36,246

    Location: United Kingdom

    Guess MLID is right then.
     
  3. Hewligan

    Associate

    Joined: 3 May 2021

    Posts: 88

    Digital River is not a fun company to deal with. They also do fulfillment for Lenovo UK, and I lost many hours of my life to their horrific “support” line trying to find out what had happened to a very expensive laptop I had paid for. Nobody I ever spoke to was empowered to do anything. They always used the same script. It was incredibly frustrating and in the end I pushed for day after day to get a refund and swore to never deal with them again. Check Trustpilot.
     
  4. Iraklis F.C.

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,456

    Location: Thessaloniki

    my RX 580 broke down and i gave up searching, bought a GT1030, no seriously GPU prices are crazy beyond comprehension.
     
  5. lnoton

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 4,354

    Location: Cheshire

    Been a long time hasn't it. Guess we might not get any more either if the super is incoming.
     
  6. Tetras

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 4,271

    Ouch, my sympathies, I hope it wasn't a DDR4 one :o
     
  7. fishboyuk

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2010

    Posts: 195

    Still running 2 ancient 7870's in xfire that works ok for most game I play. Really struggling in D2R. No Xfire support so runs off 1 card and dipping to 20fps at low settings in multiplayer in certain areas unless I zoom. I suppose in a way it adds to the nostalgic experience by replicating playing it on a toaster with a very slow laptop drive and 300ms ping over dial up

    But I'm not paying these stupid prices. I'd get an RX 6600 XT or rtx 3060 at retail but I can't justify these prices. Currently a 15% increase on a single 7870 to a GTX 1050ti would cost me around £200. Completely insane and pointless when a couple of years ago a 100% performance increase to an RX 580 would have been £140. Wish I had just got one then.

    How many budget to mid end gamers like me have just given up. I wonder.
     
    Last edited: 17 Oct 2021
  8. fishboyuk

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2010

    Posts: 195

    One thing that really annoys me about all this is that a lot of reviewers are still reviewing based on the MSRP. They should at this point be reviewing solely based on the availability and affordability to consumers.
     
  9. Distracted

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Aug 2018

    Posts: 2,483

    Digital River are horrendous to deal with. No exaggeration made or needed, they’re really that bad.

    This is my personal experience, not based on reviews or hearsay.
     
  10. Psycho Sonny

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    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,366

    1030 are like £70. I don't see why you wouldn't just pay a bit more and get a 1650 super or 1660 super second hand
     
  11. Alan McFall

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 578

    Location: Earth

    I managed to snag myself a card but still need another two for kids, 6950 and 7950 need replacing. As you pointed out nothing below 1650 super really makes any sense.. over £300 for a £125 card, bite me.

    I've noticed some new sites popping up offering cards at MSRP, some even under..

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 17 Oct 2021
  12. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,523

    That's more than lightly a scam. There's no chance a 1650, let alone a super would be selling at £130 right now. If there was availability the big shops would have stock, but none of them do.
     
  13. Tetras

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 4,271

    Occasionally a big site does claim availability at these prices, but usually it's a mistake and they cancel the order.
     
  14. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,523

    That's annoying normally, let alone if it happened now!
     
  15. Alan McFall

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 578

    Location: Earth

    Yeah, defo scam sites.
     
  16. Harlequin

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,850

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    1660 super are £300 second hand....
     
  17. Psycho Sonny

    Suspended

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,366

    And they will be worth more than a 1030 too when you sell it on. At least you can game on a 1660 super.
     
  18. Iraklis F.C.

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,456

    Location: Thessaloniki

    nope, ddr5, the MUSCLE edition lol
     
  19. Iraklis F.C.

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,456

    Location: Thessaloniki

    where i live 1650 are like 230 quid second hand...
     
  20. Psycho Sonny

    Suspended

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,366

    Yes and they launched at around £180. It's a very small mark up compared to other cards.