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#151 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11680 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 02:33 PM

https://www.rapidstockchecker.com/

 

Passive restock notifications for Amazon.  Leave a tab open while you do other stuff and the sound on and it'll audibly ping an alert if a card comes into stock for MSRP (versus scalper cards).



#152 segasonic128   Segasonic CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:24 PM

this morning best buy had some nvidia founders restocks, all models, but low quantity, it was for store pickup only.

 

I tried several times and my web page just sat there saying i was in line, please wait...... 

 

anyway, so yeah, that happened!     lol   



#153 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4303 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:57 PM

this morning best buy had some nvidia founders restocks, all models, but low quantity, it was for store pickup only.

 

I tried several times and my web page just sat there saying i was in line, please wait...... 

 

anyway, so yeah, that happened!     lol   

Yeah, bots and resellers have found ways around the Best Buy system at this point.  

 

I'm at the point where I think I'm pretty much locked in with my 1070 until '23.  



#154 srocky26  

Posted 02 December 2021 - 11:14 PM

this morning best buy had some nvidia founders restocks, all models, but low quantity, it was for store pickup only.

I tried several times and my web page just sat there saying i was in line, please wait......

anyway, so yeah, that happened! lol

They’ve been releasing the FEs (and other cards) every week for the last 6-8 weeks sans Thanksgiving.

#155 NotNewHere  

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:43 AM

I've given up to point if can't get card will just settle on a prebuilt. Not worth dealing with the constant scriptbots or rising msrp

#156 Ron Mexico  

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 07:22 PM

I've given up to point if can't get card will just settle on a prebuilt. Not worth dealing with the constant scriptbots or rising msrp


Same here. I’ll just have my old pc be a Plex server or something.

#157 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2021 - 03:32 AM

I've given up to point if can't get card will just settle on a prebuilt. Not worth dealing with the constant scriptbots or rising msrp

It really is the best way to go rn.



#158 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4303 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2022 - 06:09 PM

GTX3080 FE's in stock at Best Buy.

 

Edit: All kinds of weird issues for product availability on this one.  No idea if they are actually around or not.  



#159 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   1388 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:54 PM

i found a 3060ti at a best buy today. I searched "rtx" on the best buy app and selected show store stock and it said a store near me had one. asked an employee in store about it. he checked the computer and sure enough pulled one out the back. said it was a return but after testing it theres nothing wrong with it.



#160 segasonic128   Segasonic CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 08:13 PM

lucky find!   enjoy the GPU!



#161 Brewc5368  

Posted 24 January 2022 - 12:11 PM

Is there a good forum online to ask about where to buy a gaming laptop? Looking to finally get one for VR and play Half-Life alyx, not interested in a desktop.

#162 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5114 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 11:57 PM

Is there a good forum online to ask about where to buy a gaming laptop? Looking to finally get one for VR and play Half-Life alyx, not interested in a desktop.


https://www.reddit.c.../GamingLaptops/

#163 Sielanas  

Posted 28 January 2022 - 12:36 PM

Good news is there were actually plenty of 3050 models listed on Newegg yesterday at $249. I tried and didn't get any.

However I did buy a card! Best Buy had a RX6600 for 479 which isn't great, but I had a promo and certs to bring it better for me. Now I can sell my RX580 and get most of that back.

#164 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11508 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2022 - 10:12 PM

$480 for a 6600 is surprisingly 'better than awful' in the current market.  I'm keeping my eye on things in case my 3+ year old 580 dies (not that I'm expecting it).  Amazon (actually sold by Amazon and not a third-party seller relisting) is selling 6600 for $600+



#165 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11680 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2022 - 01:30 AM

My local Micro Center shows a couple models of 6600 in stock at $469 each and (supposedly) 25+ of each in stock.



#166 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11680 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 08:16 PM

EVGA has a "DIY" builder with some cards in stock at the moment.  Sort of like having to build your own Newegg bundle but without the shuffle/raffle.

 

Currently have 3070Ti ($829) and 3080 12GB ($1299) cards available but stock comes and goes quickly.



#167 segasonic128   Segasonic CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 07:24 PM

BB had a bunch of Nvidia founders drops this morning, went so fast couldn't get one.



#168 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4303 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2022 - 08:20 PM

BB had a bunch of Nvidia founders drops this morning, went so fast couldn't get one.

I defy anyone that says they had a bunch of them.  I have missed every drop they have had for the last year.  Always stuck in the "verify your account" loop and then by the time the button comes up, they're all gone.  



#169 Dramamine   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2022 - 08:31 PM

I defy anyone that says they had a bunch of them.  I have missed every drop they have had for the last year.  Always stuck in the "verify your account" loop and then by the time the button comes up, they're all gone.  

I get the same loop.  I managed to get two 3070s for kids in Jan 2021 and have been trying to get another since with no luck.  At some point, they changed how the site works and since then I get the verify account loop every time.  I suspect bots have a way around this and buy them all up.



#170 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2022 - 11:46 PM

https://www.ign.com/...source=facebook

#171 OmniscientlyMe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 07:47 AM

RAM and PSU are rather weak for a gaming rig, and nvme drive is small. In a couple months, people can probably build something better themselves.



#172 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11680 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 01:50 PM

It's not bad.  I threw the parts into PCPartPicker (assumed a cheap MB, Case & PSU and excluded an OS) and came out at $600 pre-GPU.  Even at MSRP, you're not going to get a 3060ti for under $300

 

The low RAM and SSD capacity are an issue and someone who bought this would want to quickly upgrade those on their own rather than pay the high prices HP charges for an add-on.



#173 beenaround  

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 04:53 PM

Most Microcenters have Evga 3080 FTW3 in stock for $999

https://www.microcen...b=1&storeid=125

#174 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   10083 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2022 - 06:04 PM

Most Microcenters have Evga 3080 FTW3 in stock for $999

https://www.microcen...b=1&storeid=125

Jeez.  Now that is the first truly notable availability  / price reduction.

 

I was in the store a couple weeks ago and they had several 3080s but they were all $1500+.  This is the card I would buy if I was looking for a 3080.



#175 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   10083 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2022 - 06:19 PM

people are saying that 3000 cards are starting to become available everywhere.

 

The first big eye opener to me was when I saw a whole glass case wall of 3060 Ti's and 3070 Ti's at Microcenter for $660-$900 two weeks ago.   Now granted, you don't want to overpay for second and third tier cards at those price points.  That's terrible.   But the winds have changed. 



#176 elessar123  

Posted 13 April 2022 - 06:48 PM

Even Best Buy has had 3070 Ti cards in stock for the past week.

 

I'm still waiting for a 3060 Ti for $400-450 or a 3070 Ti for 600ish, but at least I think we'll get there by summer.



#177 beenaround  

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 03:53 AM

https://www.amazon.c...a32e05c6d670INT

#178 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1523 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 06:37 PM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6495948

 

On the prebuilt side, Best Buy's Deal of the Day is an Alienware with a Ryzen 7 5800, Radeon RX 6800XT, 1TB SSD + 1TB mechanical, 16GB RAM.

 

It's not awful for those components, but you won't be getting much more life out of an AM4 socket and Alienware uses all these weird proprietary motherboard/power supply parts, so it wouldn't be great if you wanted to hack it apart or upgrade later.

 

The case's cooling is pretty meh too (and since all the stuff is proprietary you can't just transfer to another case). It at least uses the liquid cooling for the CPU according to the specifications on the page, the 'low profile air cooler' on these on Dell's website is garbage, so thankfully it isn't that.

 

I wouldn't change course on existing plans to go out of my way to grab this, but if you've just been patiently waiting for a pre-built, maybe it could suit you.



#179 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1926 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2022 - 07:34 PM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6495948

 

On the prebuilt side, Best Buy's Deal of the Day is an Alienware with a Ryzen 7 5800, Radeon RX 6800XT, 1TB SSD + 1TB mechanical, 16GB RAM.

 

It's not awful for those components, but you won't be getting much more life out of an AM4 socket and Alienware uses all these weird proprietary motherboard/power supply parts, so it wouldn't be great if you wanted to hack it apart or upgrade later.

 

The case's cooling is pretty meh too (and since all the stuff is proprietary you can't just transfer to another case). It at least uses the liquid cooling for the CPU according to the specifications on the page, the 'low profile air cooler' on these on Dell's website is garbage, so thankfully it isn't that.

 

I wouldn't change course on existing plans to go out of my way to grab this, but if you've just been patiently waiting for a pre-built, maybe it could suit you.

What you say has merit. I own an Aurora R10 and I have been building my own gaming rigs for the past 10-15 years. I bought one because the GPU shortages. There are some good and bad with these systems. Yeah the motherboard is proprietary but push come to shove you can take the CPU/GPU and drop it into a new build. The PSU is a fully modular ATX. As far as thermals, yeah the inside of the chassis is small bordering on ITX. The GPU is a Dell OEM design so it's shorter than a standard card.

 

As far as thermals go, it is hit and miss. Yeah the cramped internals will cause the thermals to rise. However with the AWCC app you can create fan profiles to compensate for that and using that with MSI Afterburner, you can manage the thermals quite easily so as you say, the thermals are NOT ideal but you can get around it.

 

So the question is, would I do it again? Yeah, because of the GPU shortage and scalpers. Even if that weren't the problem, the PC is really fast and Dell contrary to popular beliefs does use quality parts with the caveat they being "proprietary".

 

I also got a really decent deal with my R10. For $1240 it came with a Ryzen 3800X, Liquid Cooled platinum rated 1000W PSU, 8GB of RAM (upgraded to 32GB), RTX 2070 Super, 512GB Hynix NVME, Wifi 6. So not too shabby and gaming wise the R10 handles everything in Ultra @ 1080P and 1440P.

 

I put in an order for another R10 with discounts for $2006 and that has a Ryzen 5900, Liquid Cooled 1000W PSU, RX 6900 XT, 16GB of RAM, Wifi 6, 1TB Hynix NVME. It really is tough to beat that sourcing all those parts. So the bottom line is yeah, you make good points but if you can get a good deal, these Alienware's are not that bad. There are work around solutions.



#180 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11680 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2022 - 12:43 AM

There's predictions that GPU prices could soon level or go back up now that the Etherium changes have (again) been pushed back from June/July to "probably second half of 2022".  So someone thinking that the current prices look acceptable might want to buy now. Or not, who knows, everything's a gamble.