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Whoa, mining damaging the economy? I don't think so. High end GPUs being out of stock doesn't constitute economy damage...
Its not damaging anything unlike the real estate crash 10 years ago.
 
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No sir. Not going to either.

@jaggerwild no issues buying used if the source is reputable. Mine was, cards lightly used, never mined on.

You'd never know mine had mined either. Except that part where I told everyone.

Load of 50C :laugh:
 
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No sir. Not going to either.


okay fair enough.. but with a nice system like you have you can mine with it all the time and not even notice its doing it.. or you can just turn the miner off to play high definitions games..

that is what i have been doing.. but i just bought spintires mudrunner and have found i can run that and leave the miner mining away.. a pair of 1080TI cards should easily manage both at the same time :)

just a thought dont mind me.. :)

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No sir. Not going to either.

@jaggerwild no issues buying used if the source is reputable. Mine was, cards lightly used, never mined on.
Looking to your profile is hard to believe that you did not OC and increased the voltage.
The mining card, like my mining Vega 64, yes it is 24/7 100% load but with 20% less voltage than default your are probably using if not OCing.


Whoa, mining damaging the economy? I don't think so. High end GPUs being out of stock doesn't constitute economy damage...

It damages cuz the market become unbalanced. Selling less VGAs( to gamers and OC) will make newegg sell less mobos, memory and everything else. People will wait with the R9 290...and its mobo, memory etc...
 
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crypto could change the way we live.. it could destroy the banking cartels it could make me rich it could do lots of things.. we will have to wait and see..

one thing is for sure.. we are all gonna have to get used to the higher gpu prices..

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Looking to your profile is hard to believe that you did not OC and increased the voltage.

Sorry to disappoint, but the cards are stock. At one point in their life they were, just to see where they topped out. 99.9% of their life was spent at stock/boost speeds.
 
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How many threads do we need. Stop panicking it will end. Its been like one month
 
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How many threads do we need. Stop panicking it will end. Its been like one month

I for one make a motion to merge and close. There is one per day now.
 
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No sir. Not going to either.

@jaggerwild no issues buying used if the source is reputable. Mine was, cards lightly used, never mined on.
Theirs a lot of bull spouted about how cards are mined on tbh ,proper mines might Kane them , i doubt it though , you cannot move beyond the realm or scope of reasonable compute ready overclocks, if you push memory too far it doesn't work, if it works and is kept cool(quite easy at normal fan speeds ) then it won't hurt it at all.
If kept cool there's no issues with age, I've ran cards flat out five plus years and way beyond gaming use that still worked fine a few years later.
And most home miners are not overclocked to gaming extents.
I have a brand mix all running at 55-70% power use (vega 140watts ,polaris 85watts ,gtx1060 65-80 watts as it's load varies most ,not by any means killing them, just saying , because ill still have most of them in five years , probably folding.:)
 
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we are all gonna have to get used to the higher gpu prices.
I wont overpay reasonable market price, meaning i wont pay $500 for a component that was $150 3 months ago, ill just end up going without. (Im FAR too much of a cheap prick:laugh: )

There is one per day now.
Even I have become self aware of my own bitching and whinning on this subject......i agree, enough is enough...im certain that any more of my ,ranting rage posts ,would become even more annoying than the component shortage :laugh: itself
 
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We will see it when they start speeding up the manufacturing and oversaturate the market
 
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Its gonna be a sweet sweet market when it crashes
 

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Its gonna be a sweet sweet market when it crashes

I would like to see the top GPUS run for 400 to 450 like they used to
 
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I would like to see the top GPU's run for 400 to 450 like they used to

you 'n me both man. how sweet would it be to be able to grab a 1080ti for $550-$600'ish? i feel like i do when i day dream about what i would do if i ever won the lottery, or got really rich :laugh::kookoo:
 

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you 'n me both man. how sweet would it be to be able to grab a 1080ti for $550-$600'ish? i feel like i do when i day dream about what i would do if i ever won the lottery, or got really rich :laugh::kookoo:

My last 1080Ti I got for $600
 

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Yup but they run for 1K now, no thanks.

Sticking to my 290 till this all stops.

I can still get them for MSRP. Newegg still sells them for MSRP if you watch their page like a hawk
 
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My last 1080Ti I got for $600

Can you please link the retailer? Im shopping parts (as best i can being financially restricted) to get one of the kids pc's as close as possible to 4k as i can.

I see, its a timing thing....yeah thats the issue... I know they can be had at their MSRP, that's not up for question, the problem is they can't be easily or readily purchased without a little bit a luck and some heavy Internet browsing and persistence watching fs pages. Unless of course you're willing to pay the two and three times mark up for ones that are available by unscrupulous sellers, or more accurately the sellers looking to squeeze the buyer like a dishrag ( which I can't afford to have done to me)
 

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I can still get them for MSRP. Newegg still sells them for MSRP if you watch their page like a hawk


Don't have the time of day to.
 
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Good thing is, it doesn't affect me, as I don't spend ludicrous amounts of money on big GPUs. Low to mid end cards have the normal prices around here.
 

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Can you please link the retailer? Im shopping parts (as best i can being financially restricted) to get one of the kids pc's as close as possible to 4k as i can.

That was a month ago. I can possibly get you in on a 1080 for close to that, but I need to see if this distributor will play ball.
Don't have the time of day to.

Then you don't need a new GPU. Unfortunately the GPU market is at the point where there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Good thing is, it doesn't affect me, as I don't spend ludicrous amounts of money on big GPUs. Low to mid end cards have the normal prices around here.

Isn't going to stay that way the 550/560 are quite good for the money.
 
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That was a month ago. I can possibly get you in on a 1080 for close to that, but I need to see if this distributor will play ball.

if You hear anything, just shoot me a PM.....if i am able, i will jump onboard, but due to my budget (and this is where the issue Also stems from other than supply) I need to have the item in my "financial" sights so to speak, then i allot, and budget, and finally order, but the process often takes a little time, not something i can just do at the drop of a hat. but im willing to try, and hope the stars align :) hope for the best, expect the worst
 

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Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
if You hear anything, just shoot me a PM.....if i am able, i will jump onboard, but due to my budget (and this is where the issue Also stems from other than supply) I need to have the item in my "financial" sights so to speak, then i allot, and budget, and finally order, but the process often takes a little time, not something i can just do at the drop of a hat. but im willing to try, and hope the stars align :) hope for the best, expect the worst

If this works out I am going to be making monthly orders so here is to the hope that it works.

If this one with Zotac doesn't work I might have pallets of chinese models, what is your feeling on unbranded cards that are cheap coolers strapped to reference zotac/pc partner PCB's for the most part?
 

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System Name Bayou Phantom
Processor Core i7-8700k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F Black CPU cooler
Memory 2x 16GB Mushkin Redline DDR-4 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Xc
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 2x 6TB WD Black; 1x 4TB WD Black; 1x400GB VelRptr; 1x 4TB WD Blue storage (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III (large palm grip!)
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
I can order an entire pallet of Zotac 1080Ti's right about MSRP. Look harder.
:rolleyes: If you're willing to buy an entire pallet, and not hunting by models, as most gamers do.

Most of us with full scale lives and responsibilities just a few years from retirement don't have that luxury of ordering a pallet, or even 40% markups on singles, when/ IF you can actually find one you are looking for in stock for 5 minutes.
 
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