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  1. Right... in the end, the vendors and manufacturers see units moving out the door... which is all their shareholders care about. Which some will say, that is all that matters. But it can interfere with long-term what is important however: customer experience. It's not a good look that the only place you can see someone show off these cards are the big reviewers (no offense LTT team, u lucky &*$@#!). Part of the success of tech products I feel is virality; the Wii did so well because one person gets one and ppl come over and play the bowling and went, "Wow, this is cool! I want one!". That got scalped too... but at least some methods were put in to slow down that stuff and there were bottlenecks to it (mostly Nintendo's own goaling their supply chain lol). Nvidia really screwed up today. I feel it doesn't help to have stock just sitting in some dude's bedroom after he bought 40 of them to resell at 2-3x MSRP when it could be in a genuine person's hand who will want to buy more products because of it... and maybe more of your own. But others will say, "a sale is a sale" and that's hard to argue, too. The way scalping is done today is... its scummy. It's organized. It's always been scummy, but at least you could understand it because scalping will NEVER go away....but the botting I feel takes it to another level. And I don't know if you can ever fix it. The state has tried and failed (like everything else it does).
  2. Apparently, those are bots desinged to troll the scalpers on eBay: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/geforce-graphics-cards/5/398094/i-wrote-a-bot-to-inflate-scalper-prices-with-no-in/?ncid=afm-chs-44270&ranMID=44270&ranEAID=a1LgFw09t88&ranSiteID=a1LgFw09t88-1naumS.AQZ6krWcomJ6gvA not all heroes wear capes
  3. LOL this made me laugh I've seen as high as 25K on ebay. Shoot your shot I guess
  4. Hey ya'll, Have a Seagate 1TB that is still kicking nearing capacity. I wanna back that data-zz up. Any suggestions on what to use, or methods that are also relatively cheap? Do have some files in the 7-20GB range.
  5. Nintendo is notorious for this. I also think it has to do with them trying to keep production costs down until next year, while creating this "Cabbage Patch Kids" effect you mention above. Just create pre-orders, get an idea of demand, be transparent on how far you can meet this demand based on the queue and let people know when they can expect to receive their product. Print money... and not piss people off. But yet again, people put up with this, so that effort they probably don't wanna do. That preorder post is probably fake news... but if not, I wonder what retailer is taking these considering it was TMK that preorders don't exist?
  6. This is my head scratch FOMO is real but this could really get abused by bad actors if allowed to an extreme
  7. Summary Well...it's happening: Quotes My thoughts Scalping has gotten out of control. I understand why it happens (insert <FREE MARKET DIRKA DIRR!> here), especially now with a certain public health crisis affecting supply chains, manufacturing, and demand for at home entertainment technology (see: Nintendo Switch) creating a window for opportunists to do this stuff... but to start gouging stuff that isn't even ON THE SHELVES yet shouldn't be allowed, and the fact that eBay allows it is even worse. Honestly, if I am AMD... I think it would behoove them to do the best they can to "outstock" NVIDIA's launch for the upcoming holiday season. Even if they may not have the best card for your buck, if NVIDIA lets this get out of hand and can't replenish soon they may end up walling off the window down the road for sales. Sources https://www.tomshardware.com/news/geforce-rtx-3080-scalpers
  8. Thanks for the ssd tip! I've swapped it out with your suggestion for savings towards it looks like a better motherboard. You guys have any experience/opinions on these? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hrCFf7/asus-tuf-gaming-b550m-plus-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-tuf-gaming-b550m-plus https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9PDkcf/msi-mag-b550m-mortar-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-mag-b550m-mortar
  9. Ugh I fear that... hope there will be a place locally where maybe I can pre-order one or whatever. The scalping thing has gotten out of control. You have people on ebay scalping their Analogue Pocket pre-orders... the thing isn't even out yet and it's supposedly against ebay's TOS but they probably don't care.
  10. Budget (including currency): $1200 Country: US Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Video Game Emulation (upscaled Dreamcast, Playstation 1-3, Wii+Wii U, PSP), Live TV Streams (I use my computer as my TV Box), Steam/Epic (Will be my first foray into this, as my current PC overheats and turns off now when trying to run these games), Cyberpunk 2077, Doom, Poker Clients (Bovada, BetOnline, Pokerstars with Multiple Windows) Multiple Screens: Main Monitor is a NEC E436 (1920x1080@59Hz) 43" LED Backlit Display (which I got for free), Secondary is a 32" LG 32MP58HQ Monitor. I probably will get a 4K TV/Monitor at some point, most likely when I buy one of the new consoles (which will be a while, because only noobs buy consoles when they come out at launch). MY NEW BUILD LAYOUT (via PCPartsBuilder): Component Selection Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 Motherboard MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $84.99 Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.99 Video Card Nvidia RTX3070 $499.00 Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case $59.44 Power Supply Silverstone Essential 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $74.98 Total: $1123.39 Details: Going to be purchasing this build in Q4 of 2020 when the RTX 3070 comes out. I will be carrying over some parts from my old af PC which most of you will laugh at when you see the specs. It's a M51BC ASUS pre-build I bought at MicroCenter for $650 in 2014 (deets below, feel free to make fun of my old af PC). CPU AMD FX-8300 RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (11-11-11-28) Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M51BC (Socket 942) Graphics 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Storage 931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 SATA Disk Device (SATA) Cinebench Score 4C/8T @ 3.32GHz CPU: 1088 CPU (Single Core) : 176 MP Ratio: 6.20 Looking for advice on whether I can take out and implant the 931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 SATA Disk Device and a ASUS SH-224DB SATA CD-Rom Optical Device into this new device (although I might just use the old PC as a media center/server. That's TBD). Also any other input on essentials needed for this build would be helpful! Thanks LTT Community!