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im excited for PCI 4.0 and the HDD's and gfx cards that come with that. Hopefully we get some new CPUs/Mobos/gfx/HDDs that utelise it and dont cost a small fortune. will wait and see what 2021 brings, might be time to upgrade by then (VR is slowly getting better but more demanding).

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Case: NZXT H710 Tempered Glass Gaming Case - Matte White

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS ULTRA - WiFi 6, ARGB Header (2), USB 3.2 Ports (2 Type-C, 5 Type-A), M.2 Slot (3)

CPU & CPU Cooler: Intel® Core™ i9-10900KF Processor     MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 360R 360MM ARGB LIQUID COOLER (6 fans- 3 push 3 pull)

RAM: 4000mhz cl14 32gb(2x16) Trident Neo 

(Soon I’ll look into two more sticks to fill my 4 slots. I’m not sure if I want ultra high power or ultra high memory amount for the new memory tho. I can go up to 5000mhz or I can go the other way and get lower power sticks of 64 each or something)

Monitor: 45in 4K 

Graphics Card: MSI Ventus RTX 3090 - 24GB GDDR6X (VR-Ready) {[stock it has 3 fans but I might go to water cooled with its own 360mm radiator. That means 2 360mm radiators in one computer]}

Primary Hard Drive- 2TB WD Black 3D Series SN750 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD -- Read: 3400MB/s; Write: 2900MB/s

Secondary Hard Drive- 2 TB SEAGATE HARD DRIVE 7200RPM

Power Supply 1050 Watt - ENERMAX MaxTytan Series - 80 PLUS Titanium, Fully Modular

OS Used: Windows 10 Home w/ Windows Recovery USB - (64-bit)

Peripherals:  Keyboard Corsair something, Mouse razor trinity with like 21 buttons, headset PlayStation platinum (it’s amazing especially when u mess with the sound settings) headset will probably b upgraded to the platinum headset 2.0 aka ps5 headset




preset 2160 - score 5341

preset 1440 - score 9396

preset 1080 - score 14021

preset 720 - score 23126

temp never reached 60 C


If u want to know what I score on a different test just tell me what one to do and I’ll test it


If u have a 3090, or any 3000 series cards or know someone with one check out this thread on Tom’s hardware that I started. I’m trying to get people to post what scores they get for comparison but I can’t find anyone with these cards yet. 


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On 7/11/2020 at 3:37 PM, Leroy Peterson said:

im excited for PCI 4.0 and the HDD's and gfx cards that come with that. Hopefully we get some new CPUs/Mobos/gfx/HDDs that utelise it and dont cost a small fortune. will wait and see what 2021 brings, might be time to upgrade by then (VR is slowly getting better but more demanding).

this post aged well.

looks like a wait until 2022 for a decent GPU at MSRP.

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Man i thought the $1040 i paid for my RTX3070 in Jan was expensive, $1899 now.

What a joke.

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If you want to see a real joke - have a look at what people are paying for used 1080ti's / Titan XP's on eBay at the moment. Some of those Titans are actually selling for more than their original street price with 1080ti's going for around the $750 to $800 mark - insane for a 4+ year old GPU that retailed for just over a grand.

Even "used" (aka flogged to death ex-mining) RX580's that could be bought used 18 months ago for well under $175 are now selling in the $400 range.

If you are in need of a chuckle about the whole situation, I think this guy takes the cake in terms of optimistic pricing for a used GPU: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/203394909147   

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Holy Shit ha ha. That dudes dreaming.
I managed to sell my GTX 1070 for $300 and i thought that was a good price seeing as it out performs the *new* 1660 series which are a ridiculous $600.


Funny enough... 3k for  a a pre built with a 2060 or 1660S... ~4k for a 3060Ti or low end 3070.


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Even the prebuilds are getting to crazy prices, honestly you are better off looking at a gaming laptop these days if price and availability is your main concern. They have not seen anywhere near the same price gouging for mid range GPU equipped models as we have seen on the desktop. $2700 will score you a nice Ryzen 7 laptop with decent storage, an RTX 3070 and a 240hz display.
Sure it sacrifices the upgradability of the desktop but given the pricing today its cheaper as just that GPU will cost you a significant chunk of that entire laptop if you need to buy now. 

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think that ebay seller spelled his username wrong, looks like it should have been 420seven

I bought my 3080 September 2020 it arrived March 2021 $1469 PCCG whilst my son bought his i think 1 or 2 days before me from CPL and his order eventually got cancelled

I sold my old 1080GTX for $465 on Ebay the week after i did my pre-order

3 x 8 Pin connectors


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Ouch that is a long time to be waiting on a card for!
How are you finding the 3080?

I ordered a 6800XT from PCCG on release day (19/11/2020) literally checked out 21 seconds after it hit the web site at 1am for $1049 - I think it arrived about 3 weeks later just before the CyberPunk launch. I pulled the same stunt when purchasing a 5950X and it seems as long as you are on it at the very second of launch you stand a good chance of actually getting one at MSRP.

Glad to hear the PCCG are still living up to their good reputation and filling orders at the agreed sale price rather than cancelling and price gouging on the cards. 

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Thought maybe id contribute here, never really posted my PC specs anywhere before. 

Probably over-kill seeing as i dont game much anymore (maybe once or twice a month) and when i do its old titles xD

Pretty upsetting the Gigabyte GPU comes with a 1x8 pin and 1x6 pin, let alone them being a few CM apart. Havent found a clean way to wire that in yet 😢

Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 Modular Mini Case
Motherboard: ASUS S1200 MicroATX TUF GAMING B460M-PLUS (WI-FI)
CPU & CPU Cooler: Core i5-10600K 4.10GHz With a 240mm Rad AIO Cooler
PSU: Corsair RM750x 750W 80PLUS Gold Modular
RAM: G.SkTll 16GE (2x8GE) QQRD TrTdent Z RGE 3000MHz
Monitor:2 x 31.5" AOC CQ32G2E QHD 144hz Curved
Graphics Card: Gigabyte RTX3070 8GB Gaming OC
HDD(s): 2 x 1TB SSD, 3 x 1TB HDD
Battlebull Hyper weave Chair,
Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard,
Logitech G935 Wireless 7.1 Surround Lightsync Gaming Headset,
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse



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yeah the card is great, i run a Kogan 34" 3440x1440 144hz monitor plays COD easy 100+ FPS on Ultra settings

and when not gaming mining gets about $10/ day 85-88mh/s

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