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Everything posted by GamerBlake

  1. I think you misread my post. I said I’ve never played the Witcher but I have talked to lots of people who have and have heard tons of great things about it and have never heard anyone talk about it without being amazed as if playing it was a life changing moment in gaming for them. As for CD Projekt, they’re a multi billion dollar business now so they are financially sound for sure.
  2. But I think you have to buy the game to preload it and you can only preload it shortly before it comes out so I was wondering if maybe there was a “preload limit” or something like that. Sounds like there isn’t though.
  3. Ah ok I’ll wait then. Thanks! I don’t think Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be one of those “sale on release” kind of games. Looks like they went balls to the wall on that game and (rightfully) are going to milk every last penny with a $59.99 price tag for at least a year.
  4. Well the increase in share value is a good example of how Nvidia’s resources have drastically increased. That’s why being expensive can’t be the reason it has to be something else. But I think it’s what Supa said. That makes sense to me rather than just being difficult and expensive. Also if you think about it, 1000 or 100,000 3080s all turned into 3080 FEs still would’ve sold out.
  5. Oh ok wow! Thanks I didn’t know all that! That was exactly the kind of well informed answer I was looking for. Thanks!
  6. ..I’m not even claiming to know anything! I was simply asking a question in the first place not declaring or stating that I knew something others don’t.
  7. Ah well I guess in that sense it would probably be better for them to just buy a company like EVGA or Gigabyte and merge it into Nvidia then starting up from scratch.
  8. But what I’m thinking is doesn’t Nvidia already do that when they sell Founder’s Editions? I mean sure they would have to expand customer service and such but Nvidia has gone from $20 per share to $540 per share in the last 5 years which means it’s grown 27x larger today than it was 5 years ago. Those higher share prices means more money for Nvidia to do things exactly like that, expand.
  9. I understand what he’s saying but I don’t think you understand the financial situation Nvidia is in. I invested in Nvidia 5 years ago and since then it’s share price has gone from $22 per share to $540 per share, which means Nvidia has huge financial resources to handle that kind of logistics and distribution.
  10. Hey guys, I know I’ll want to play Cyberpunk 2077 when it comes out since the previews look awesome and it’s made by the same people who made Witcher 3. I haven’t played Witcher 3 myself but I’ve heard amazing reviews about it and never talked to anyone who played it and didn’t like it. Anyway I’m wondering if there’s any sort of advantage or benefit of pre-purchasing the game on Steam? Is there any sort of limitation or anything where Steam refuses to allow more than a certain X number of downloads of a game per day? Thanks!
  11. How is it more profitable? Think about it. Nvidia makes a 3080 and sells it for $699. OR Nvidia makes a 3080, sells it to MSI for $649, and MSI sells it for $699 to make some profit. Cutting our middlemen whenever possible is always more profitable because you can sell directly to the consumer and keep the maximum profits.
  12. Well I mean Nvidia could always add different designs later based on binning and putting the best chips in the best boards with the best cooling at the highest price and then scale downwards for lesser, cheaper options. But I thought the delay was with the chips themselves though? Not the AIBs? I mean why give a 3080 to EVGA to make into an XC3 Ultra 3080 when they can just stick it in a “Founders Edition”, and basically they both perform about the same anyway. My 2080 Ti XC2 Ultra is very close performance wise to a Founders Edition 2080 Ti.
  13. Hey guys, I’m a little bit late to the news but apparently there was an incident in which MSI was accused of selling 3080s at scalper prices under a subsidiary called Starlit. After hearing about it I began to wonder: “Why doesn’t Nvidia just sell all of their GPUs under the Nvidia name?”. Is there a reason for this? I mean they do sell “Founder’s Editions” so why not just make all of their GPUs into say 3080 & 3090 “Founders Edition” and sell ALL of them instead of the small fraction they do today? I would appreciate any input from anyone who happens to
  14. BFG!!!! That’s it!!! Thank you!! For months I was trying to think of what my first ever GPU was. I remember buying it at Fries for about $200 when I was about 12. I could never remember the name but you finally reminded me it was BFG! Now I wish I could remember what model it was.
  15. But the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act says the following: “may not exclude or limit consequential damages for a breach of any written or implied warranty on the product, unless the exclusion or limitation conspicuously appears on the face of the warranty;..” “Unless the exclusion or limitation conspicuously appears on the face of the warranty.” Isn’t that what the sticker is?
  16. Mine is an EVGA XC2 Ultra 2080 Ti and I just checked and it does indeed have a “Warranty Void If Removed” sticker on the top left of the backplate. Are you sure they have to honor it?
  17. Oh wow do they really treat customers differently based on how much they spend? I assume they could look at how many products you have registered but I didn’t know they treated customers differently based on expense. Hopefully now EVGA will be really nice to me.
  18. Ah ok well that’s good to know! Yeah EVGA is really the only one I hear a lot about when it comes to good customer service. With me I bought a 280mm AIO and I accidentally damaged the cable that plugs into the mobo and I asked if they would SELL me another one. Then they sent me one, no charge, expedited mail. I was impressed! So when it came to a $1299 GPU I decided to go with them. That cable they sent me probably cost them less than $0.25. Yet it earned them a lifetime customer. If only more of these companies understood good customer service leads to repeat customers. A lot of the CS reps
  19. How about Corsair? I’ve bought their products but never have had to deal with their customer service (which is why I buy their products! ) so I’m just wondering if you happen to know their reputation?
  20. Awesome thanks! Sounds like I made a good choice in going with EVGA for my GPU. Only picked them because of their previous excellent customer service with a totally unrelated CLC 280 AIO purchase.
  21. I have an EVGA 2080 Ti XC2 Ultra and over the last 6 months or so I’ve been noticing the idle & load temps have slowly been increasing over time. At first I figured “It’s Summer, it must be due to higher room temps”, but this week I noticed the temps were still higher at night even when it was cold in my room. When I first got this GPU under full load with fans at 100% it never went above 79C but now it gets up to 84-85C under full load. TLDR: Will replacing my GPU’s thermal paste void my warranty? I still have 3 years on it.
  22. Do your USB ports work for anything? Do you have the cable plugged in to make them work?
  23. How much do you expect to save on Black Friday prices vs today’s prices?
  24. I believe it does that on it’s own no? Try running a game. If it doesn’t have enough VRAM it will use RAM instead but it might cause performance issues.