Expert in things that never, ever happened
⚡ Thunderdomer ⚡
True & Honest Fan
- Jan 18, 2017
Has it really gotten that bad? It's sad that the 2k I paid for my FE 3090 would be a steal now, and I felt kind of retarded at the time for even paying that much.
Oh, yes. It is absolutely that bad. I paid 2.3k for mine because I was just excited for a new pc. Now they range from 3.5k to 4.5k. They're literally impossible to buy. The market is honestly out of control and very little is being done to correct it. The only thing I'd switch out is my processor, but there is literally no reason to do so as a 5600X is really good and I have mine overclocked at 4.75 with a big ass noctua fan and phanteks 500.It is that bad, if not worse. I managed to score a founder's edition 3080 for MSRP via the best buy drops about a month ago, and going from a 2070 super it felt almost uneeded but JFC this market is perhaps the most insane i've ever seen in my life, and getting MSRP cards might as well be an investment. Averages i've seen for a 3080 FE are around 2k, for a fucking 3080FE. Hell the 2070 super I had I saw was going for roughly 100 more than the price of a MSRP FE. I know many of the reasons behind the shortages but actually see the impact on the market in such a viseral way still shocks me.
This market is so bad I'd reccomend just going for prebuilts on Newegg or Amazon or go to a builder like Meta PC and just build one there. You're not saving any money or at most a hundred or two which takes care of the pain in the ass of labor.
I was going to use my 3090 for light mining to pay it off (I did make a few hundred) but since the market is so fucked, I'm not willing to risk degrading it because it will be literally impossible to replace.
There are a lot of discord out there that will ping you for drops. It's how I got my 5600x for retail when they were unavailable. But the problem is bots just snatch everything almost instantly.Where did you hear about the Best Buy drops?