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skrayper
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Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
Intel i9-10900KF
32 GB DDR4-3200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
1TB GIGABYTE AORUS M.2 PCI-E 4.0 NVME

(Went with the 3070 over the 3080 because I don't have a 4k monitor and I don't really see myself going for one in the immediate future.)

Does anyone else have trouble buying stuff for themselves? I swear, I could spend two grand on toys for my nephews or three on stuff on presents for my wife, but I'll hem and haw over spending more than 50 bucks on myself.


whodatdude
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re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
I know exactly how you feel. I just built a desktop this summer and it took me over three months to buy all the parts because I refused to pay MSRP when I know that I could get parts for a better price if I was patient and waited. In the end, I still spent more than I initially had planned thanks to putting in a custom EKWB Loop, but I also plan on this machine lasting me 10+ years. When I spread the cost out over 10 years, I don’t feel quite as bad about it.
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re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
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Does anyone else have trouble buying stuff for themselves? I swear, I could spend two grand on toys for my nephews or three on stuff on presents for my wife, but I'll hem and haw over spending more than 50 bucks on myself.




I think I bought 4 ssd to fix broken computers for family (and didn’t charge them) before I bought one myself


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re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
Same here. The options suck right now... I couldn't bite the bullet on the prices they want for V/Cs. So i'll be running integrated video for the time being.

May switch to AMD when stocks replenish and prices drop but for now:

Intel i5-10600K
MSI Z490 Gaming Wifi
WD_Black 1TB SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD
Crucial Ballistix MAX 4000 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB
NZXT case
Corsair 550W PSU


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skrayper
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
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I know exactly how you feel. I just built a desktop this summer and it took me over three months to buy all the parts because I refused to pay MSRP when I know that I could get parts for a better price if I was patient and waited. In the end, I still spent more than I initially had planned thanks to putting in a custom EKWB Loop, but I also plan on this machine lasting me 10+ years. When I spread the cost out over 10 years, I don’t feel quite as bad about it.


Yeah, that's why this is probably the most "high end" in relation to current options I've ever put into a PC, so that it'll last a good bit longer playing high end games. Biggest thing will be if I ever make the video card jump at some point.


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bluebarracuda
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
Where did you order the 3070 from? I'm trying to get a 3080.

Just went from this
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CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock LP 51.4 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte B360 AORUS GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 CL16 Memory
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 CL16 Memory
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card
Case: In Win 303C ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA P2 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

To this:
quote:

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Rosewill PB240-RGB 35.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card (This will be swapped for a 3080 eventually)
Case: In Win 303C ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA P2 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply


My 4k 144hz monitor will be here tomorrow though


AA7
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Birmingham, AL
Member since Nov 2009
18973 posts

re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
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Where did you order the 3070 from? I'm trying to get a 3080.

Same. One day they'll be back in stock. The 4000 series will probably be out, but one day


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skrayper
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2012
20723 posts

re: Biting the bullet and ordering new PC parts
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Where did you order the 3070 from? I'm trying to get a 3080


My coworker actually managed a couple extra when he was trying to buy one a couple of weeks ago (had auto purchase on, got it from three different places) and held and extra one to see if I wanted it.

After the monster 44” I got for Christmas, felt it was time to get something that could drive it. My 580 does a decent job but still...


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