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2022/12/05 19:48:08 (permalink)
I have a 3080 FTW3 10 gig new in box (opened only to check the card. The plastic bag seal is still intact) bought about 1.5 years ago for retail cost direct from EVGA. I never used it for reasons. I am still currently using a i7-4770k over-clocked/16 gigs/1080 FTW 8 gig for my 2K gaming and is generally OK. This fall I thought about just buying a pre-built PC but somehow ended up with all the parts for a new one (middle of the road i9/32 gigs DDR5/Asus Hero board/M2 SSD's/Corsair case, cooling, PSU). So, options from here?
 
1. Use the 3080 FTW3 10 gig for a couple of years for 2K gaming then see what the next generation looks like. 
2. Sell it and get a 4080/90.
3. SLI it (if possible as i haven't done that in a long time; 12meg Voodoo 2's anyone?) but seems like that could be a waste when I could get a 4080/90.
 
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post edited by Avalon - 2022/12/05 19:49:37
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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2022/12/05 22:26:20 (permalink)
    I would question if the 3080 would really be worth selling. Prices of course have dropped from what they were when the cards were sold out everywhere. Now it’s fairly easy to find a 4080. I also don’t see a 4080/4090 really being much of a step up unless you are playing at 4K.

    As for SLI the 3080 lacks support for it and NVIDIA is no longer doing new SLI profiles.

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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2022/12/05 23:08:54 (permalink)
    You should start a new build, it's always a lot of fun.  

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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2022/12/06 06:24:48 (permalink)
    Make the new build with your existing parts
    2K gaming, that 3080 is plenty of power

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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2022/12/06 06:41:43 (permalink)
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    I have a 3080 FTW3 10 gig new in box (opened only to check the card. The plastic bag seal is still intact) bought about 1.5 years ago for retail cost direct from EVGA. I never used it for reasons. I am still currently using a i7-4770k over-clocked/16 gigs/1080 FTW 8 gig for my 2K gaming and is generally OK. This fall I thought about just buying a pre-built PC but somehow ended up with all the parts for a new one (middle of the road i9/32 gigs DDR5/Asus Hero board/M2 SSD's/Corsair case, cooling, PSU). So, options from here?
     
    1. Use the 3080 FTW3 10 gig for a couple of years for 2K gaming then see what the next generation looks like. 
    2. Sell it and get a 4080/90.
    3. SLI it (if possible as i haven't done that in a long time; 12meg Voodoo 2's anyone?) but seems like that could be a waste when I could get a 4080/90.
     
    Thanks 


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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2022/12/06 14:37:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I will go with what I have. I will need to read up a little as it's been a while. I have a CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE that should be easier to use than the last time I ran liquid cooling in 2010 with a Koolance Exos-LT, Black V3, lol.   
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    Re: Build it or Not? (3080 FTW3 10gig) 2023/02/01 13:29:07 (permalink)
    Not sure if you completed the build yet, but Jay2Cents recently did a video on what not to do when building computers today vs yesterday for those of us who had not built a PC in a long time.  It had been 11 years for me (2011).  There are things that were done back then that may no longer be relevant today.  You will notice they've gone LED crazy with everything now and I mean everything.  
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