Re: How long you guys waiting in Queue for a 3080? I signed up on 10/30 and still nothing!
Reading this thread, it looks Like my joining the queue for a 3080 in January was way to late, and a waste of my time, and I had set 2022, as my might as well wait for next gen, cut off.
Been using my EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming - 08G-P4-6686-KR since March 2017. Good card, except for Ray Tracing.
Then after resisting Scalpers for many months, I saw a EVGA GeForce GTX 3080Ti FTW3 Gaming - 12G-P5-3967-KR on Amazon.
Not even been chasing after cards, it just showed up in my once a month look and see that nothing is available quick checks.
Marked at £1,560.05, but unavailable in UK. However, for the first time since the 30 Series launched, I saw two EVGA cards were actually freely available, but only from Amazon EU, and that added £312.01 of Import duties (Thanks Brexiteers)
That puts the cost up to £1,872.06, more than I wanted to pay, but experience has told me to expect to pay roughly £=$ for components in UK, regardless of the actual exchange rates, and that import duty would still have been applied
Current US price is $1429.99, so I've only payed about the going rate.
Lesson, don't just rely on EVGA queue, the EVGA cards are popping up now, even if you're not actively chasing every rumour, including the hard to get 3080, and above.