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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

lyonhaert wrote:
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SocorroTortoise wrote:
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It's been a headache trying to pick up a new graphics card. I'm interested in picking up an RTX 3080 and have been semi-regularly checking stores for at least a couple months now. I think there's been one time where they were even listed as in stock at a non-marked up price and they evaporated by the time I logged in to the site.
This is pretty much everybody's pain right now who is trying to build a PC. There are waitlists and raffles and whatnot, depending on the site and availability.
Availability is the primary issue that the other issues are derived from. It has to do with the global chip shortage, that is in turn caused by the chip producers not being able to get the resources they need due to the pandemic. As more and more people the world over get vaccinated, the shortage will eventually be mitigated.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 6 months ago

lyonhaert wrote:
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This is pretty much everybody's pain right now who is trying to build a PC. There are waitlists and raffles and whatnot, depending on the site and availability.
Yep. I'm on the waitlists, but I'm not in need of an upgrade enough to put any more effort into it and the supply issues will eventually be resolved so there's no real hurry. It's a pretty frivolous upgrade (though my current card is better than my wife's, so not entirely) - I'm mostly interested in playing through Cyberpunk with everything maxed out.
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Post by Dunharrow » 6 months ago

Krishnath wrote:
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Dunharrow wrote:
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Magic Legends seems cool. I have never played an MMORPG but I suspect that if I had a PC I would try this out.
Maybe if I get this new job I could convince the wife to splurge a little.
If you are looking for an MMORPG, you are going to be disappointed. It's a DOTA clone.
I mean I figured it was not 100% original, but it would make me more interested in an MMORPG than just knowing that DOTA exists. Familiarity does count for a lot and can be a good stepping point into a new genre.
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Post by lyonhaert » 6 months ago

@Krishnath @SocorroTortoise (didn't feel the need to quote)

I haven't gotten on any lists myself yet and still need to eventually choose which card I would want, but I'm currently getting pieces together for a new gaming rig since the current one is quite dated. Although if I have to I'll use its GTX 1070 in the new rig for a while.
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Post by materpillar » 6 months ago

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Post by Hermes_ » 6 months ago

lyonhaert wrote:
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@Krishnath @SocorroTortoise (didn't feel the need to quote)

I haven't gotten on any lists myself yet and still need to eventually choose which card I would want, but I'm currently getting pieces together for a new gaming rig since the current one is quite dated. Although if I have to I'll use its GTX 1070 in the new rig for a while.
I'm looking at pcpartpicker,and holy %$#%...$3486.49 for Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card which came out in 2019...
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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

Hermes_ wrote:
6 months ago
lyonhaert wrote:
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@Krishnath @SocorroTortoise (didn't feel the need to quote)

I haven't gotten on any lists myself yet and still need to eventually choose which card I would want, but I'm currently getting pieces together for a new gaming rig since the current one is quite dated. Although if I have to I'll use its GTX 1070 in the new rig for a while.
I'm looking at pcpartpicker,and holy %$#%...$3486.49 for Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card which came out in 2019...
As I mentioned elsewhere, scarcity is driving the prices to insane levels. Hopefully it will sort itself out as the necessary resources for chips start getting produced again. I was just lucky in that the demand for processors and motherboards aren't particularly high.
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Post by Hermes_ » 6 months ago

Krishnath wrote:
6 months ago
Hermes_ wrote:
6 months ago
lyonhaert wrote:
6 months ago
@Krishnath @SocorroTortoise (didn't feel the need to quote)

I haven't gotten on any lists myself yet and still need to eventually choose which card I would want, but I'm currently getting pieces together for a new gaming rig since the current one is quite dated. Although if I have to I'll use its GTX 1070 in the new rig for a while.
I'm looking at pcpartpicker,and holy %$#%...$3486.49 for Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card which came out in 2019...
As I mentioned elsewhere, scarcity is driving the prices to insane levels.
It's not JUST scarcity,

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/2222 ... rx-6800-xt

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/24/2229 ... ge-revenue

https://slate.com/technology/2021/01/vi ... hyyyy.html

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... ics-cards/

Like i've said, it may be different in your part of the world but folks here and elsewhere can afford to spend enough to buy out the stock of a website and then resell.

Basically, what i'm saying is that more than likely, if not for the miners (one miner told a reporter he had bought 6 RTX 3070s) the prices wouldn't be so outrageous even with supply issues.
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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

Hermes_ wrote:
6 months ago
Krishnath wrote:
6 months ago
Hermes_ wrote:
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I'm looking at pcpartpicker,and holy %$#%...$3486.49 for Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card which came out in 2019...
As I mentioned elsewhere, scarcity is driving the prices to insane levels.
It's not JUST scarcity,

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/2222 ... rx-6800-xt

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/24/2229 ... ge-revenue

https://slate.com/technology/2021/01/vi ... hyyyy.html

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... ics-cards/

Like i've said, it may be different in your part of the world but folks here and elsewhere can afford to spend enough to buy out the stock of a website and then resell.

Basically, what i'm saying is that more than likely, if not for the miners (one miner told a reporter he had bought 6 RTX 3070s) the prices wouldn't be so outrageous even with supply issues.
That is partially the sellers fault though. I am glad we have the system over here that we do, as it prevents crap like this.
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Post by bobthefunny » 6 months ago

Krishnath wrote:
6 months ago
Dunharrow wrote:
6 months ago
Magic Legends seems cool. I have never played an MMORPG but I suspect that if I had a PC I would try this out.
Maybe if I get this new job I could convince the wife to splurge a little.
If you are looking for an MMORPG, you are going to be disappointed. It's a DOTA clone.
Seems to be more of a Diablo clone. ARPG style.


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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

bobthefunny wrote:
6 months ago
Krishnath wrote:
6 months ago
Dunharrow wrote:
6 months ago
Magic Legends seems cool. I have never played an MMORPG but I suspect that if I had a PC I would try this out.
Maybe if I get this new job I could convince the wife to splurge a little.
If you are looking for an MMORPG, you are going to be disappointed. It's a DOTA clone.
Seems to be more of a Diablo clone. ARPG style.

Same stupidity, when it was originally revealed they said it was going to be an MMORPG, then when they made the first reveal trailer it was most definitely not that, and people complained, so they quickly changed the text of the original article. Then the Pandemic happened, and now the reveal it again. Still not the MMORPG we were originally promised.
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Post by Venedrex » 6 months ago

I played during the alpha for it.

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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

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I played during the alpha for it.
Did you enjoy the experience? I do know that alpha testing can be a bit of a hassle at times.
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Post by Venedrex » 6 months ago

It was good, I may have been a bad tester because I didn't really give any feedback on the game, but I didn't feel my opinion would have been that beneficial. It was fun knowing that I got to play before almost everyone else, and it caught me by surprise because I had forgotten signing up for it. I enjoyed the fact that I got to run around on Shiv and blast Goblins with my mind mage powers.

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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

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It was good, I may have been a bad tester because I didn't really give any feedback on the game, but I didn't feel my opinion would have been that beneficial. It was fun knowing that I got to play before almost everyone else, and it caught me by surprise because I had forgotten signing up for it. I enjoyed the fact that I got to run around on Shiv and blast Goblins with my mind mage powers.
Well, part of being an Alpha tester is to report game crashing bugs, and if you didn't find any, then there is no reason for you to really do anything other than enjoying the game. It's up to the beta testers to find the smaller bugs. :)
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Post by NGW » 6 months ago

So I sold a ton of singles (pretty much most of my non-bulk from my binder), got about $150 in store credit and ended up cracking 20 packs of TSR because I am an addict.

Actually did pretty well for myself though.

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Good few of those already have homes in decks, so they're nice upgrades. The Angler is a great foil pull given it's place in one of the best decks in legacy at the moment, we'll see where prices ultimately stabilize at but it's going from anywhere between 50 and 90 from what I've seen.

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Post by Dunharrow » 6 months ago

Krishnath wrote:
6 months ago
Hermes_ wrote:
6 months ago
lyonhaert wrote:
6 months ago
@Krishnath @SocorroTortoise (didn't feel the need to quote)

I haven't gotten on any lists myself yet and still need to eventually choose which card I would want, but I'm currently getting pieces together for a new gaming rig since the current one is quite dated. Although if I have to I'll use its GTX 1070 in the new rig for a while.
I'm looking at pcpartpicker,and holy %$#%...$3486.49 for Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card which came out in 2019...
As I mentioned elsewhere, scarcity is driving the prices to insane levels. Hopefully it will sort itself out as the necessary resources for chips start getting produced again. I was just lucky in that the demand for processors and motherboards aren't particularly high.
Talking about the chip shortage - do you know that a lot of equipment used in medicine and biological research need chips?
Lead time on common equipment like CO2 incubators has skyrocketed because of the chip shortage.
Maybe it will improve this summer as people will be outside more and hopefully buying fewer computers, TVs, PS5s, etc...
Because if demand continues to be this high it will be another year or more before manufacturing can catch up.
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Post by Krishnath » 6 months ago

Dunharrow wrote:
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Talking about the chip shortage - do you know that a lot of equipment used in medicine and biological research need chips?
Lead time on common equipment like CO2 incubators has skyrocketed because of the chip shortage.
Maybe it will improve this summer as people will be outside more and hopefully buying fewer computers, TVs, PS5s, etc...
Because if demand continues to be this high it will be another year or more before manufacturing can catch up.
The prices will unfortunately not decrease until the chip production increases, and that won't happen until the mining and transport of "rare earths" normalize, which won't happen until the pandemic gets under control. And the issue with that is that there are forces at work that are actively sabotaging the efforts to get it under control because they believe they will gain from it continuing.
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Post by MeowZeDung » 6 months ago

My wife and I just finished paying off a debt and had some funds leftover, so we ordered a much needed new mattress and set of sheets.

...I haven't been so excited for something in quite some time.

Adulthood. Geesh.
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