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    Thinking about trying to build a PC, leaning towards a 3080 ti, any help appreciated!

    My current PC is about on its last legs anyways, and since I'm planning to start streaming and video-editing, it feels like the 3080 ti might be a worthwhile upgrade.

    First off, what would constitute a "reasonable" price for GPU's right now? I'm not dead-set on the 3080 ti by any means.

    I also plan to use air-cooling, and will probably go with the Fractal Torrent case (assuming it isn't also price-hiked). For the CPU, last I had heard (maybe Feb?) was that Ryzen was way more bang-for-your-buck than any of the Intels, but I could be mistaken.

    Beyond that, I would like to aim for 2 SSD's; one solely for Windows, and another for gaming/streaming/video editing. At least, that FEELS like it would make the most sense?

    As far as "budget" goes, I'm treating this more as an investment in being able to do some side-work, so I'm really more interested in "how much a good machine will cost" than "staying under a set number". With GPU prices as they are, I can't even imagine but a budget SHOULD look like, anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymore View Post
    My current PC is about on its last legs anyways, and since I'm planning to start streaming and video-editing, it feels like the 3080 ti might be a worthwhile upgrade.

    First off, what would constitute a "reasonable" price for GPU's right now? I'm not dead-set on the 3080 ti by any means.
    There are no reasonable prices for GPUs right now. There's "how much are you willing to pay"? Thats the only relevant metric.

    I also plan to use air-cooling, and will probably go with the Fractal Torrent case (assuming it isn't also price-hiked). For the CPU, last I had heard (maybe Feb?) was that Ryzen was way more bang-for-your-buck than any of the Intels, but I could be mistaken.

    Beyond that, I would like to aim for 2 SSD's; one solely for Windows, and another for gaming/streaming/video editing. At least, that FEELS like it would make the most sense?

    As far as "budget" goes, I'm treating this more as an investment in being able to do some side-work, so I'm really more interested in "how much a good machine will cost" than "staying under a set number". With GPU prices as they are, I can't even imagine but a budget SHOULD look like, anyways.
    You can get a very powerful system sans the GPU for basically MSRP.

    The GPU is what will screw you.

    How high-end do you want to go on editing? (That is quite a bit more CPU heavy than GPU heavy unless you're doing 3D rendering).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    There are no reasonable prices for GPUs right now. There's "how much are you willing to pay"? Thats the only relevant metric.
    And even if you could get a GPU for MSRP, I'm not sure a 3080ti would fall under "reasonable" for most people

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    I paid only ~2k USD for 3080Ti locally and it was a bargain.

    The GPU situation will persist for another half a year to a year at least from what I hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    I paid only ~2k USD for 3080Ti locally and it was a bargain.

    The GPU situation will persist for another half a year to a year at least from what I hear.
    Every time I see this kinda thing I’m thankful my 3080 was $700.

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    nVidia is reportedly putting 2060s back into production again because that node isn't booked solid. This time with 12GB VRAM, to try to shore up SOME availability.

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    Just keep in mind with any TI GPU, that you pay a hefty premium for a very small performance gain. Price/performance wise they are terrible deals.
    Tbh, the cheapest way to go about it would be to buy a pre-built with a solid gpu and cpu, and then strip the usable parts from that machine and build the one you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    nVidia is reportedly putting 2060s back into production again because that node isn't booked solid. This time with 12GB VRAM, to try to shore up SOME availability.
    Those will just be bought up by bots and scalped as well lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The One Percent View Post
    Those will just be bought up by bots and scalped as well lol
    You'd rather they didn't at least try to help with the shortage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The One Percent View Post
    Those will just be bought up by bots and scalped as well lol
    So what, more GPUs = good. Period.

    2060 is ok mainstream GPU, it will help to have these around, even if they too will be sold at higher prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temp name View Post
    You'd rather they didn't at least try to help with the shortage?
    It won't be helping, there needs to be another solution. Most likely tied to identification and limits on how much one consumer can purchase. Otherwise it's just more money for scalpers.

    Regardless, it doesn't bother me too much. I have my bot set up so I have been able to get my 30xx cards at MSRP and I'll do the same for the 40xx series. Just pointing out that until law catches up (which will take years), it is indeed pointless since these will be almost as expensive as the 30xx cards within a few hours after they are bought up and relisted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The One Percent View Post
    It won't be helping,
    Ah yes, more stock won't help solving the problem of too little stock..

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