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Those 3060's are showing up on Curry's (UK site) and the cheapest card is in the 3060 Ti price range. =/


Definitely don't expect to find any of them for less than 400 usd and more likely 450.... the 3060 ti even if you can find it at retail seems to cost 5-600 usd these days.
 

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I wanted to buy a 3080 from Alternate, I got nothing, not sure when I'm able to now...
I can't think of a worse time to build a gaming pc due to the vid card shortage than right now. The news on these cards just keeps getting worse. =/
 
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I can't think of a worse time to build a gaming pc due to the vid card shortage than right now. The news on these cards just keeps getting worse. =/

It's not like this GPU situation appeared "out of the blue" though. It's been going on for a long while now. And yeah it sucks but there's not much we can do about it. Nvidia, AMD, and their AIB's could, however. But they won't, because at the end of the day, they're still corporate entities, and a sold product is a sold product, and sold products = $, no matter who buys the product.
 
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It's not like this GPU situation appeared "out of the blue" though. It's been going on for a long while now. And yeah it sucks but there's not much we can do about it. Nvidia, AMD, and their AIB's could, however. But they won't, because at the end of the day, they're still corporate entities, and a sold product is a sold product, and sold products = $, no matter who buys the product.
I haven't done any online gaming since 2008. Got a divorce, saw a CoD Warzone vid on youtube by accident then watched a few more along with some BF5 vids and said to myself 'I want to get into PC gaming again'. Was I ever in for a surprise.
 
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ALL of those look abso-fucking-lutely atrocious.
Those are the cheap Asrock boards. On a good note you can run the 10400F or the 11400F on those cheap boards all day long. Those chips don't use much power and they don't create much heat.
 
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Seriously, wouldn't especially trust that B560M-HVD with nothing higher than a quad core. Also, B560 chipset my ass -- it's probably really an H510 (or whatever the truly bargain basement Intel chipset is called) masquerading as a B560...
 
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I wanted to buy a 3080 from Alternate, I got nothing, not sure when I'm able to now...

BTW you are from Alaska, this article was about Europe.
I doubt the availability of those cards is going to be any better in the US than it is in Europe although hopefully I'm wrong.
 
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Ouch if this is what they are gonna be going for

I'm leaning more towards the 11400 w/integrated graphics until I get my hands on a graphics card at a somewhat reasonable price.

This is insane.

https://wccftech.com/retailers-in-europe-hike-prices-of-the-upcoming-nvidia-rtx-3060-to-599/

 
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It's not like this GPU situation appeared "out of the blue" though. It's been going on for a long while now. And yeah it sucks but there's not much we can do about it. Nvidia, AMD, and their AIB's could, however. But they won't, because at the end of the day, they're still corporate entities, and a sold product is a sold product, and sold products = $, no matter who buys the product.
I feel kind of lucky I grabbed up a spare GPU last year before they all became sky high in price. I'm still kicking my self though for not getting that 2nd RX 5700 when it was only $280 newegg special.
 
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Adding to that, I feel a bit lucky I was able to pick up my 1660 Super when I did. I'm kicking myself for parting with my Sapphire Nitro 5700XT, but it (or something else in my rig at the time) just refused to play nice. I'd just get a black screen when turning the PC on, so I couldn't even get into BIOS. My RX 580, however, booted up without issue. I miss that card, too.
 
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Adding to that, I feel a bit lucky I was able to pick up my 1660 Super when I did. I'm kicking myself for parting with my Sapphire Nitro 5700XT, but it (or something else in my rig at the time) just refused to play nice. I'd just get a black screen when turning the PC on, so I couldn't even get into BIOS. My RX 580, however, booted up without issue. I miss that card, too.
Black screen used to happen to me as well with RX 5700 and early revisions of x470 Asrock bios with dual monitors.
 
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Did the 3060 ever go online for purchase? I didn't get off work till 7am pst so I wasn't able to check

Edit: I read online they were gone in seconds.... Gone to ebay most likely :)
 
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