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What to do if I don't get a 3070

So my old pc died so I'm building a new one. I already have all the part except for the graphics card. Obviously I'm waiting for the 3070 to come out but I'm worried it will get sold out and I wont be able to get one till 2021. I defiantly wanna start gaming by the first week of November. if I don't get a 3070 should I buy a 2060 or 2070 super. I was thinking maybe I get the 2060 and wait for another generation on NVidia gpu's and save some money. Please give me your thoughts.

 

Also i am gaming on 1080p 144hz (Also part of me thinks im spending to much money on gpu for 1080p gaming)

I play Rust,Csgo,Overwatch,Apex,etc...

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Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $210.00
Motherboard MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $165.00
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Purchased For $75.00
Storage Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $85.00
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB DUAL Video Card $500.00
Case Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $80.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $95.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1210.00
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what to do? get a used 2070 or 2070 super

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an rtx 2070s would be fine for 1080p@144hz. it is just rumors afaik, but supposedly they delayed the rtx 3070 so they would have more stock at release so more people can get them. if that is true, you should have a decent shot at getting one.

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get a 2nd hand used RX 470/480/570/58 for about $50-$70 as a placeholder card thats still more than capable enough for gaming at 1080p till you can get the one you actually want

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2 minutes ago, WereCat said:

get a 2nd hand used RX 470/480/570/58 for about $50-$70 as a placeholder card thats still more than capable enough for gaming at 1080p till you can get the one you actually want

Thank you

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6 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

I don't think you'll find one for that price...anywhere

I just picked a random one on pcpart and added in 500 cause that's what NVidia said. With that being said thought your probably right i'm gonna spend around 550 for a 3070 i'm aware of that and it's not a problem. 

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Just make sure you put in an order with EVGA. They're going chronologically through their order system, and they're probably your best bet.

Alternatively, go to local retailers and do the same. That's how my rooommate got his 3080. Wasn't hard, took a couple weeks.

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what games and resolution? you might not even need the 3070

 

for 1080p, im very happy with my 2070 super, runs almost everything over 100fps on high/ultra settings :D

even cpu bottleneck (3900x) in some AAA games on cranked settings (other than super scaling, ofc)

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3 hours ago, dizmo said:

Just make sure you put in an order with EVGA. They're going chronologically through their order system, and they're probably your best bet.

Alternatively, go to local retailers and do the same. That's how my rooommate got his 3080. Wasn't hard, took a couple weeks.

I heard about this is it like a pre order list i can get on now or does it start on the 29th?

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5 minutes ago, Aza12 said:

I heard about this is it like a pre order list i can get on now or does it start on the 29th?

Probably the 29th. You'd have to check their site.

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4 hours ago, WereCat said:

get a 2nd hand used RX 470/480/570/58 for about $50-$70 as a placeholder card thats still more than capable enough for gaming at 1080p till you can get the one you actually want

yep. I have a rx480 in my main pc b/c its hard to get a good pc without having a job, but I have some old gpus on a shelf (hd3650, hd2600xt, 2x firegl v3350 256mb pcie) for if I even get enough to upgrade.

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