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finchmeister08
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Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
First off, this is going to be more difficult than your new gen consoles due to the hundreds of different different variants of each GPU. CPUs aren't quite as difficult, but that's not to say they're easy. You have to be quick. So, here it goes....


Bots
First off, the best chance you will ever have at getting a card is by using a bot. One of the more popular ones is called Stellar AIO. Very rarely do they sell new keys so it may be out of the question for you. However, some Discord servers have users that rent them out daily/weekly/monthly. Please note, at the cost of the bot and if you're able to get a card, you might as well have bought at a scalper's price. That's how expensive these bots are.

Twitter
If you want a more price friendly approach, I suggest following these twitter handles. Again, just like the PS5 thread, you'll want to turn on notifications for each of these twitter accounts. They will provides links from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Zotac, etc. when they drop.

https://twitter.com/LeBlarstOfTimes (provides direct product links)

https://twitter.com/BotPCParts (provides ATC links to expedite the checkout process / success rate is very low)

https://twitter.com/stock_drops (provides ATC links to expedite the checkout process / success rate is very low)

I should warn about these accounts, they will tweet anything PC parts related. Cases, cables, fans, headsets, keyboards, mice, etc. That's one of the pains of watching these accounts. They might make you anxious.


EVGA
Your next option is the EVGA waiting list. This eliminates bots that bog down all of the websites when they have drops. The downside is you'll be waiting forever probably at this point. Find the card you want and ask to be notified.

EVGA 30 Series Cards

Newegg
The next option is Newegg's "Newegg Shuffle". Every weekday, Newegg will have GPU/CPU/PSU combos to choose from. If you're lucky to get picked, you'll have the chance to checkout without the rush similar to EVGA's site. Usually starts at 11:00et am or 1:00et pm.

Newegg Shuffle

Best Buy
Best Buy tends to drop every other week between Tuesday and Thursday around 10:00et am - 1:00et pm. They already dropped last week (week of 5/23). I believe it was Tuesday, 5/25 so expect them to drop again the week of 6/6 during those days/times. It's best to create an account with your address and payment already set up. Find the cards you want and save them to your "Saved Items" list. When you get notified that they've dropped from the above Twitter accounts, jump to your list and click "Add to Cart". Best Buy will ask you to "Please Wait". Do not close the screen or refresh. You have been placed in a silent queue and the "Add to Cart" button will reappear. Good luck. I got a 3060Ti from here so hopefully you guys will, too. I should also add that if you want an FE card from Nvidia, Best Buy is the only place that still sells the FE cards.

Best Buy "GPUs" Search Results...

Zotac
If you want to see a clusterf*ck, you should give this website a try. I've never seen a website crash so hard when the entire world tries to access this site during a GPU drop. If you're lucky to get one, you are essentially Neo and you live in the Matrix. Good luck even signing in, but they do drop weekly. However, they drop late. Like after 10:00et pm late. On 6/1 (this morning), they dropped at 3am. So, have those twitter accounts handy at those times. They usually don't drop until Tuesday nights so be on the look out tonight and next week and so on.

https://us.zotacstore.com/us/graphics-cards/geforce-rtx-30-series

AMD Direct Store
This place is just as bad as Zotac. I wouldn't even try, but the prices literally can't be beat for Reference Radeon cards (unless you're buying from Best Buy).

https://www.amd.com/en/direct-buy/us

fixitfixitfixit Discord Server
This Discord has a bunch of channels to chat with other people that are also looking for new hardware. They also have a roles channel where you "react" with a specified emote. These emotes are designated to special channels throughout the server that are specifically set up to alert you when that specific series card is available for purchase. A lot of the notifications are through Amazon and you have to be quicker than Flash himself to even sniff at a chance of checking out successfully through Amazon as Amazon doesn't care about you or the bots that are working against you. This guy also has a YouTube stream that scans each site and will send out an alarm when something goes live.

fixitfixitfixit Discord Server

fixitfixitfixit YouTube Live Stream

Microcenter
If you don't live near a Microcenter, don't bother. If you do, they only sell in store. What you have to do is get there at midnight and wait until they open or usually around 7am. What they do is give out vouchers for the card you want. So, you return later with your voucher and make your purchase. And you can only buy one per household every 30 days. Go in before hand and ask a manager when they usually expect a shipment so you're not waiting for nothing.


That's pretty much it. Good luck to you all!!!


ETA: Antonline EVGA Bundles

https://www.antonline.com/evga/graphicscards/bundles
This post was edited on 6/10 at 3:15 pm


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!


J Murdah
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
finch, I dont care what they say, you're GB HoF material bro


brucevilanch
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
quote:

finch, I dont care what they say, you're GB HoF material bro



no.


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
What have you ever brought to the board besides grief and heartache?


brucevilanch
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
GOAT TOTD threads, duh.


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
as expected, zotac is dropping right now.


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
apparently, there is a coporate best buy link that will tell you which stores will have in store stock for the 3080Ti. here it is.

https://corporate.bestbuy.com/what-to-know-about-nvidias-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-founders-edition-graphics-card/

it's a 404, but the rumor is that it will work later today.


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
the instore locations for the 3080Ti have been listed...

LINK /


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bad93ex
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
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the instore locations for the 3080Ti have been listed...



Of course they are in stock when I go out of town.


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LSU Coyote
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
How aBOOT I send you money and you get me one with a $100 finders fee?

Too much work.


Joshjrn
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
At $999, I would have been tempted to pull the trigger on a 3080ti. Not at $1,199.


bluebarracuda
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
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How aBOOT I send you money and you get me one with a $100 finders fee?

Too much work.


Same. Someone find me a 3080 ti


finchmeister08
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
Y’all really willing to pay $200 more for 2% performance gain?
This post was edited on 6/2 at 8:45 pm


bluebarracuda
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
More like 30% over the 3070


Joshjrn
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
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More like 30% over the 3070


MSRP is brutal, though

2% over a $1,000 6900xt
8% over a $700 3080

I’ll stick with my 3070 until next gen
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bluebarracuda
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
Using MSRPs for prices nowadays


Joshjrn
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
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Using MSRPs for prices nowadays


Easier math. Scalped prices are usually a rough function of msrp. Put another way, the ratio increase over the 3080 for the 8% gain is likely going to be the same as the ratio over msrp. The amount of money will simply be significantly more, making it an even worse value.


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boXerrumble
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re: Finch's Guide to Obtaining a GPU/CPU... BEST BUY DROPPING NOW!!!!
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At $999, I would have been tempted to pull the trigger on a 3080ti. Not at $1,199.


Not even worth it at $999. Performance uplift isn't worth the cost more than a regular 3080 at MSRP.


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