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Advice Needed for Some Graphics Cards I Got Recently...

Okay, so I really need some advice about what I should do here, I don't trust myself to make the right decision given the circumstances. Here are the facts currently:

 

1: Last year I was desperately looking for a 3090 to replace my 2080 Ti for my main PC but was having no luck using the traditional methods of shopping and I fortunately got in early when eVGA started their Auto-Notify Queue and got an

RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra in October which I've been using since then in the system in my profile. Not the 3090 I wanted but still I was/am happy with it for my 2K 144Hz gaming compared to the 2080 Ti. No real mining done on it as it's my baby and burning it up scares me (I tried it once for a few hours with the fans maxed out but it didn't feel right at all, not really worth the risk to the hardware for me). 

 

2: I was in queues for every eVGA GPU since then as I needed a GPU for an HTPC and for my cousin and only got 1 notification besides the 3080 I bought but it came in December on my birthday and that was the one day I wasn't checking my e-mails every 8 hours as I was out with the family. It was for a 3090 too and I was devastated at the time, totally put a cloud over my birthday night when I saw the message almost an hour after expiration when I got back from my birthday party lol. I e-mailed eVGA about this after the fact then forgot about it.

 

3: I put in notifications for the 3080 Ti launch and the 3070 Ti launch a day early since I was a member from the 3080 I bought and I got lucky 2 days ago and received a notification for the 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra which arrived yesterday with next-day shipping! Originally this GPU was going to go into a compact PC I built that was going to my cousin but when I called him to give him the good news he ended up saying he could only afford the RTX 2060 system I built (since I told him I would give him the RTX 2060, 8086k, 16GB memory, 700w PSU, SSD and HDD, Case, mechanical keyboard and gaming mouse, an adorable 24" 144hz 1080p curved monitor, and z390 board for free since I had them in my workshop but since I bought a B550 board, 5800x, and the 3070 Ti he was gonna pay the price I got them for...probably my fault for offering the free stuff lol) out of spare parts so I guess I'll be selling the 5800x/3070 Ti system locally or online (hopefully locally to minimize additional effort and for safety) and I thought that was the end of things...I got lucky pulls from the queues and I had a system to use and a system to sell...but there's now an added complication.

 

4: The reason I mentioned #2 is because after I got that notification late and e-mailed them (I told them the whole story about what happened on my birthday) it seems like eventually they put me back in the queue for the 3090, maybe not at the end where I should have been (maybe even at the front...how many of these monsters do they even make?) and yesterday I got a notification for the 3090...but it wasn't for the 3090 I was expecting...it was for THE 3090 and was a lot more money than I was expecting lol...I ended up buying it because I figured I had to given the current market and it should be here Wednesday or Thursday depending on the day they ship it (I didn't do next-day because it was Friday night at 8pm and figured it would be a few days no matter what). 

 

Now the Situation/Questions: After my desperate search for video cards for all these months I suddenly got almost all of them I wanted so I now have 3 x 30-Series GPU's and a couple reasonable 20-Series GPU's and I'm not sure how I should deal with this. I don't trust myself to make a decision because my ape brain is screaming at me to keep the 3090 and put it in my PC and sell the rest of them but there are a few reasons I'm not sure about that (besides the fact that the cost is nuts obviously)...this would be my 4th time rebuilding my PC in the last month (It's getting old) as I swapped from a 9900k to a 5800x (and Z390 to X570 Motherboard), then from that to a 5950x (which I pulled everything apart for as well since I wasn't happy with the cable management), then again to swap from a H500P Mesh to a Corsair 4000D Airflow because I wanted a more compact case (and still didn't like the cable management) since I carry it to my workbench so often to add/swap stuff around. Beyond that the 360mm radiator for the 3090 would likely not fit very well with the H115i Pro in the Corsair 4000D Airflow unless I'm missing something? Technically the 4000D will take a 280mm rad up top and a 360mm rad in the front but it seems like that's pushing it since I would think that would restrict airflow a bunch and things barely fit as-is. Would I probably need to go back to the H500P Mesh? I'd really like to sell the PC with the 5800x in it to make back the money I spent and I don't think the Quadro M2000 I had in it as a placeholder is enough to get a buyer interested so basically I'm wondering if you guys think I should open and install either of my new GPU's and put them into this PC to sell it together or keep them boxed up and hope for a buyer looking for a GPU alone that has a use for the PC as well. If I had to swap cases back then the 5800x PC would go in the 4000D instead of the H500P. Is there a safe way to sell cards by themselves right now if I wanted to do that without scalping? Just trying to get out of this surprise investment I made without screwing anyone over and preferably end up with the card that's the best fit for my situation. TL-DR below...

 

TL-DR:

A: Which Card Should I Keep?

B: How Should I Sell the System I Built and the Spare Card Potentially? (Safe Way Locally/Online to Do So*? Sell With the Card Boxed Up or Installed? If Installed, Which One?)

C: Will I Need to Swap My Case Back? (Any 4000D Owners Here With Multiple Rads?)

D: Any Other Advice Appreciated Here, I'm Still a Little Stunned From All This...Don't Even Know if This is the Right Forum Category to Post This In...

 

Note: I realize I'm very lucky here, both by getting lucky in the queues and by having the money to buy the cards in the first place and I'm genuinely sorry and feel for people still hunting for one at a reasonable price (I was seriously considering a $2,100 6700XT bundle from Newegg Shuffle the other day and am so glad I didn't do it, stay strong!)...this is why I'm not trying to sell anything for scalper prices but I do need to at least make my money back if possible which I think is reasonable given the fact that I've invested hours and hours per day looking for cards for months...it's just funny that they all ended up being from eVGA lol. Also, sorry for the long post, any typos, and rambling but my brain is not working properly at the moment due to the shock of all this.

 

* - I was gonna use OfferUp which is an app I've used to sell a few small things locally when I lived in my old house, not sure if it's still good or if it was ever good for bigger things like this. 

 

Attached is my notify queue, I got 2 notifications at once for the 3080 XC3 and FTW3 in October and naively thought I only needed the one and that this whole shortage will be over soon so no need to stock up...if I had gotten both at the time I could have skipped all of this I suppose since looking for the 3080 Ti or 3070 Ti was just for my cousin and I was only passively hunting for a 3090 since then in case I stumbled into one.

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PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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You got the card you wanted now sell the rest for current market prices.

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51 minutes ago, Cvet76 said:

You're overthinking this way too much. You wanted a 3090, and you got one. If I was in your situation, I'd build a completely new system around it and sell the other systems/cards to recoup some of the cost. Regardless of how much money you have, getting some back, or even profiting on some of these cards isn't something you should feel bad about. The current market is the way it is.

Yeah maybe, like I said I'm still shook and not thinking straight...I'd need to keep the main system I have as it has a lot of work stuff setup for it and some specialized hardware but I see your point. I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable selling the cards for what they list for on eBay right now but I'll think about how much I'd be able to get and still sleep at night lol...thanks!

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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22 hours ago, jaslion said:

You got the card you wanted now sell the rest for current market prices.

Didn’t notice this post lol, yeah I know this would be the most logical choice but I dunno. Is there anyone in Georgia (USA, not the country) interested in either the complete PC, the 3080, or the 3090 at non-scalped prices? I have no desire to ship any of these to a random or risk an in-person meet-up with someone from OfferUp or CraigsList and the people here seem less risky. I’ll make a post in the selling forum later once I get my head around all this better and determine my entire costs for each including taxes and shipping. Thanks again guys.

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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Also, another question for you guys…what’s the current best method for proving you’re legit for a GPU sale? Like proving you have it and putting the buyer’s mind at ease? I was thinking taking a picture with my username on a sheet of paper in front of it but that seems like maybe it could be faked…you can’t post videos on most of these selling apps can you? I guess I could make a YouTube video of it or something…I dunno, let me know what you think. Thanks!

 

Edit: Like the attached image…

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Edit 2: 2/3 of them until Wednesday/Thursday…

 

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PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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6 hours ago, DanielNS84 said:

Also, another question for you guys…what’s the current best method for proving you’re legit for a GPU sale? Like proving you have it and putting the buyer’s mind at ease? I was thinking taking a picture with my username on a sheet of paper in front of it but that seems like maybe it could be faked…you can’t post videos on most of these selling apps can you? I guess I could make a YouTube video of it or something…I dunno, let me know what you think. Thanks!

 

Edit: Like the attached image…

ACD3377A-41B2-40E2-8A77-CCA9FD2E9F10.jpeg
 

Edit 2: 2/3 of them until Wednesday/Thursday…

 

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Some clear pictures of both cards and basically a honest description that you got 3 cards instead of the one you wanted all shortly in a row.

 

As for selling at non scalped prices to actual gamers or something there is no way to know that. People WILL lie and deceive thats just how it is.

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On 6/13/2021 at 2:57 PM, jaslion said:

Some clear pictures of both cards and basically a honest description that you got 3 cards instead of the one you wanted all shortly in a row.

 

As for selling at non scalped prices to actual gamers or something there is no way to know that. People WILL lie and deceive thats just how it is.

That's a bummer man, I just moved to Georgia from South Carolina too so I don't really know anyone around here that needs one so selling them to someone I know isn't an option either...I'll put some thought into it, got my 3090 tracking info today from eVGA so I have a couple days to think on it but I'll ask around I guess...maybe asking some people in the places I frequented looking for the cards before saying I have some will work...I was on the Discord channels for StockDrops, TechStockBot, NowInStock, etc...maybe I can poke around there first.

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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Okay, thanks for the advice again guys...posted in the classifieds section...hopefully I can snag a gamer to sell to.

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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