Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Sphinx2000, Sep 1, 2020.
3080 Aorus Master at Bendigo, in-store only
what you might see is demand increases as the new AAA titles get released in nov/dec.
People will get desperate and want to have something decent to play with their mates, consoles are sold out til early next year and 3080’s are pushed back to 2021.. so what’s the next best thing? And a lot of non ocau people still don’t trust amd gpu’s..
Out of interest in case someone else is looking into it as well.
I have a Seasonic SS-700HM PSU, which only has 3x6pin and 1x 6+2pin pci-e cables...(2 cables)
Does anyone know if i can get a couple of suitable breakout cables from PSU to run an RTX3080 etc? (2x8pin)
Is an upgrade to a new higher powered psu a possibility?
Looks like I might be out of the rat race boys, rang Centrecom Bendigo and they are gonna ship it out from the store! Woot woot!
Good stuff! Soon to join the converted
Using MSI Afterburner as I was using an MSI card, installed the Gigabyte i got yesterday and just wondering if the Gigabyte tool is better? Any opinions?
Apparently MSI is the best for ocing
the answer is always msi afterburner lol just has a few more features and worked on by unwinder stick with it
that just adds another $200 odd to the equation when the PSU i have is perfectly ok
Uhhh, what exactly do you believe are typical margins on products - and not just in the IT industry?
If they bought from the distributor at $800 and were selling a product at $1k, they would be making a bloody tiny margin compared to many other industries. When I buy stuff at cost in the arts and cycling industry, wholesale cost is typically around 55% of the gst-inclusive RRP. In the food industry however my margins are a lot lower (to a point that it's often much cheaper for me to wait for 5/10kg bags of couverture chocolate to go on sale at certain places than buy from the wholesaler).
12-15% is typical for PC retailers, sometimes lower. I worked at PC Case Gear for a while and a bunch of my mates I worked with still work at various stores so I'm not just making wild presumptions haha
Yes, but that's only because of competition in the market. It's not like they're making bank on those margins, and there's nothing wrong with them having margins in the 30%, normal for most industries, if they're able to. That's not greed, that's absolutely normal business practice. Why do you think these stores prices are so much lower than the same product at somewhere like Harvey Normal (or JB Hi-Fi, though they're generally cheaper)?
IT industry margins have always been very low.
They make do with quantity not quality...
plus in IT they're not DOING anything to the card, they don't have to make it/bake it/create it etc... it's just buy it and resell it. Margins SHOULD be low
If THIS is your PSU it's a 14 year old design with 4 12v rails with a max of 18A each. Depending on the PCIE power split out you could be asking for trouble with the power demands (and momentary spikes) from the 3080 series. You will also be relying on using cable adapters. Well and truly time for an upgrade if you are looking at $1k+ modern gpus. Just my 2c.
How old is that PSU? Enough juice running through that rail to run those adapted cables?
I was kind of hoping there might be replacement cables that negate the need for adapters, like from a newer model, that plug directly into the PSU...
18A per rail not enough?
possibly close to 10yrs old?
How do i check if it's still in good condition? it SEEMS to be working perfectly ok, was running it with an RTX 2080 until recently...
maybe i'll have to settle for a card that has 6pin plugs?
Update on my Scorptec 15227XX order, to be dispatched.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming, 10GB
I would check with your PSU brand and see if you can purchase 8pin cables for it, even check ebay
waiting for a reply from them still though...