Waiting for the Nvidia RTX 3080 cards

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Re: Waiting for the Nvidia RTX 3080 cards

Post by Martin Blank » Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:34 pm

Just a few months before the 4000 series is rumored to launch.

Condolences for your grandmother. How long ago did she pass?
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Re: Waiting for the Nvidia RTX 3080 cards

Post by raptor9k » Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:49 pm

A month or so. We weren't close due to a bunch of drama between her and her children when I was about 8 or 9. Honestly it was a relief for everyone I think, her included. She'd been in a nursing home with severe dementia for 5 or 6 years.

I weighed waiting for the 40 series cards and decided it wasn't worth having to build a new machine to support an 800 watt card. My current box only has a 750w PSU and I was a little worried a 350 watt card would stress it. PC Part Picker estimates ~520 watt draw for the entire system and it all seems to be running pretty stable. I'm tossing around the idea of upgrading from a Ryzen 5 2500 to a Ryzen 5 5600X. Power draw is the same but the single core boost and multi-core speeds are a decent amount faster for $200. I'll probably bump it up to 32gb of DDR4 3600 when I do that for another $100. I also have to find a decent 1440p monitor in the 144-165hz range to make all this worthwhile. Currently have a Dell 34" ultrawide so I may stack it vertically with another 34" ultrawide 'gaming' monitor and upgrade my side portrait display to a cheap 27-32" display.

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