Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Sphinx, Sep 1, 2020.
Yep, I agree! I purchased parts for two gaming computers from Computer Alliance recently, and I won't be doing it again. The other retailers were excessive but they took it to a new level.
Why are the EVGA cards cheaper than others? I put a preorder on the FTW Ultra from PLE. Also have one on an Eagle from PCCG but will probs cancel that one.
The pricing on the EVGA cards seems to be where it should be, that is, $100 or so more than US pricing. I don't know why, maybe they have a different distributor or something, I feel like its too good to be true and fully expect my pre-order not to be honoured, but I'd love to be surprised. Maybe its just the 20 series pricing making me jaded to anything that seems like it isn't stupidly expensive.
you know it's not even funny that part from the video. not trying to be clever, but why if one really wanted to do that, not use software? it works better and would not, potentially, damage your hardware. make an autohotkey script to refresh via f5 every x nanoseconds or whatever you want.
additionally, you would think most these sites would use cloudflare or similar (custom?) to protect/boost their sites, in general, and if an ip refreshes (sends unusual http requests, whatever) too often they get a cooldown from minutes to even hours and an eventual day(s)/perma ban if persistent. you would think that kind of protection would be used by most sites anyway, so the refresh joke, if truly that --a joke, would not even stand to initial scrutiny.
Yeah I'll be disappointed if they just cancel it. I don't really mind waiting a few weeks if that's how long it takes..
I always had a decent opinion of CA before tonight lol. Theirs were the first prices I got to load and my jaw kind of dropped.
That's what I come to OCAU for, discussion about how realistic the idea of a person using an electric drill attached to a wine bottle cork in order to smash the f5 key.
EVGA 30x0 HydroCopper --- yes Please, save me the trouble of putting a block on myself.
Eventhough have 2 3080's on order. pretty sure the Scorp one was a preorder for next shipment, and the mwave will be the same given the APP was not updating stock in real time.
Photo taken from EVGA's website
Scrutiny... Joke... What?
Don't think, laugh
EVGA and Nvidia have a special relationship that goes back many, many years. Possibly they have favourable contract terms. I am actually glad that their pricing is good since they are the brand I am favouring this time.
And grout filled tyres.
you chaps notice the eBay listings... sigh... they are listing pre-orders right? units which the seller doesn't actually own (yet)
Sorry if I missed this discussion earlier..
I've always purchased the STRIX of previous gens, but feel that its no longer necessary?!
I don't OC so wondering if its worth just getting an FE since its a smaller pcb, better cooling cheaper..
I'll be vertically mounting the card.
I finally managed to 'snag' a couple of cards... errr preorders at least. lol
I was F5ing nvidia US to import via forwarder but they NEVER showed as in stock even at 11:00:05 forward... my attention was more there so I lagged behind on the Aussie sites.
Finally was able to checkout and pay for a EVGA XC3 Ultra at PLE for $1224 shipped. Great price.
Also got an XC3 gaming from Scorptec for $1445 shipped.
Both Paypal payments went through.
The Scorptec order is an insurance policy against a possible long wait or cancel from PLE.
I'd rather the better card for few hundy less from PLE but not if Scorptec can deliver a month sooner.
I need card ASAP, new build parts waiting, no PC at all currently.
Now I gotta try to find out what the ETAs are from each.
Holy shit balls
It's just scammers trying to get an idiot to pay $2.5k USD for a card they don't even own. I bet Ebay kills all the listings in the next 10 hours. They're all getting smashed by trolls anyway.
Was posted a dozen times during the 11-12 madness, glad to see trolls taking at least one goon for a ride
I know that I seen it, I was just putting it up again cause of the amount it has gotten to
EVGA had to respond to the outcry over the prolapsed anus/hooker lips designs.
A solution is in the works haha... so glad to hear that.
Ok enough internet for tonight on that comment, night boys
I didn't name them.
Tune in next week for round 2!