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2020/09/17 07:48:32 (permalink)
My life has just been utter lately. I'm not going to bore you with the whole sob story, its similar to a lot of people, laid off due to covid, scratching to meet bills, etc. 
 
We got a windfall and I was really hoping I could get a new video card. I am running an EVGA 660 TI . It's sad I know, but its literally all I could afford. I was hoping to finally be able to upgrade it to something substantial today with a 3080, even if it was one of the lower clock 3080s, but no. Wasnt to be. Never saw it in stock, never got evga to load, newegg just kept telling me out of stock, it never flipped. I had notifications at newegg, evga, best buy, amazon, no emails from any retailer. I got up at 5 am my time specifically so I could be online and present to try and get the card, even set up autorefreshers.
 
Guess I keep using my card that literally can't run modern software. Thanks EVGA. I've been buying your products exclusively for almost 20 years now. motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, etc. Guess I don't matter.
post edited by the_Scarlet_one - 2020/09/17 08:00:17
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    arestavo
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 07:58:43 (permalink)
    Benedictum
    My life has just been utter lately. I'm not going to bore you with the whole sob story, its similar to a lot of people, laid off due to covid, scratching to meet bills, etc. 
     
    We got a windfall and I was really hoping I could get a new video card. I am running an EVGA 660 TI . It's sad I know, but its literally all I could afford. I was hoping to finally be able to upgrade it to something substantial today with a 3080, even if it was one of the lower clock 3080s, but no. Wasnt to be. Never saw it in stock, never got evga to load, newegg just kept telling me out of stock, it never flipped. I had notifications at newegg, evga, best buy, amazon, no emails from any retailer. I got up at 5 am my time specifically so I could be online and present to try and get the card, even set up autorefreshers.
     
    Guess I keep using my card that literally can't run modern software. Thanks EVGA. I've been buying your products exclusively for almost 20 years now. motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, etc. Guess I don't matter.


    Don't despair, I've been there (quite literally). Things will get better.

    While it's no 3080, would you be interested in a free 980 Ti? It's not EVGA, but it's free and it works, and it's a huge upgrade over a 660. PM me - I will cover shipping in the US.
    post edited by the_Scarlet_one - 2020/09/17 08:01:47

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:00:39 (permalink)
    Big ups to arestavo! 
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:02:35 (permalink)
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    Benedictum
    My life has just been utter lately. I'm not going to bore you with the whole sob story, its similar to a lot of people, laid off due to covid, scratching to meet bills, etc. 
     
    We got a windfall and I was really hoping I could get a new video card. I am running an EVGA 660 TI . It's sad I know, but its literally all I could afford. I was hoping to finally be able to upgrade it to something substantial today with a 3080, even if it was one of the lower clock 3080s, but no. Wasnt to be. Never saw it in stock, never got evga to load, newegg just kept telling me out of stock, it never flipped. I had notifications at newegg, evga, best buy, amazon, no emails from any retailer. I got up at 5 am my time specifically so I could be online and present to try and get the card, even set up autorefreshers.
     
    Guess I keep using my card that literally can't run modern software. Thanks EVGA. I've been buying your products exclusively for almost 20 years now. motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, etc. Guess I don't matter.


    Don't despair, I've been there (quite literally). Things will get better.

    While it's no 3080, would you be interested in a free 980 Ti? It's not EVGA, but it's free and it works, and it's a huge upgrade over a 660. PM me - I will cover shipping in the US.



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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:02:57 (permalink)
    Benedictum,

    Give it a moment to come back into stock. All companies should be getting stock soon. You don’t have to get one immediately to be able to get one. Keep your eyes on the site and you will get a chance.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:04:23 (permalink)
    Benedictum
    Thanks EVGA. I've been buying your products exclusively for almost 20 years now. motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, etc. Guess I don't matter.



    There's an old saying... "Never be loyal to someone who isn't loyal to you."
    Sorry you weren't able to get one.  I wasn't either.  My gaming rig has an EVGA 750ti in it thats starting to glitch out on me, so I understand the struggle.  But stop for a moment and be thankful that while you were having tight times, you did get that windfall.  Be appreciative of that, not everyone who's scraping by without work has been as luck as you in that regard.
    We all win some, and we all lose some.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:06:52 (permalink)
    I wouldn't say no, arestavo.  Its still nvidia right, so I don't have to go cleaning drivers off?
     
    Reid01
    My friend, I am genuinely sorry to hear about your difficult time. I know a lot of people are hurting right now.
    I mean this with kindness when I say if you are "scratching to meet bills", you may not want to worry about spending $700+ on a graphics card right now.
     
    Don't get me wrong, I was disappointed and flustered with not getting one today, too, but things will get better, and it will be so sweet and rewarding when you finally get one where you don't have to worry about pinching pennies.
     
    Just my two cents. I wish you the best.
     
    Edit: look at the kind offer below. I'd call that a (generous) win. 




    We got a sudden windfall literally like 3 days ago and after discussing things with my wife we agreed we could allocate part of that to getting me a video card. Then a bunch of things happened with the bank and other stuff, and i thought it wasnt going to be possible due to logistics, then suddenly everything came together literally at like 11 pm last night and the way seemed clear, so it was especially disheartening to miss.
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:09:20 (permalink)
    I'm happy to hear that, Benedictum. Truly. I hope you're able to get one. :)
    My avatar says it all. All the best!
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:12:36 (permalink)
    laid off due to COVID, on hard times, but willing to drop $750 for something that literally no one needs?
     
    I don't care if i get hate, you need to adjust your priorities. keep that cash for bills, as even if your story is true and you came by some extra cash now, nothing is certain and you're a fool if you waste it on some tech product to play games instead of providing some extra security for your family's future.
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:13:03 (permalink)
    Yes, the 980 Ti is Nvidia. I do recommend uninstalling the old Nvidia drivers before you install it, and then installing the latest from Nvidia. PM me if you do want it so I can get you set up. Click on my forum name, Profile Options (upper left), and then click on Send a Private Message.
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:15:18 (permalink)
    Benedictum
    My life has just been utter lately. I'm not going to bore you with the whole sob story, its similar to a lot of people, laid off due to covid, scratching to meet bills, etc. 



    Things will work out eventually! Not getting one today isn't karma or a sign of your value. I didn't get a card either and I needed one for stroke-rehab research giving people their sight back. There will be opportunities in the future, plus there are people like arestavo!
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:21:12 (permalink)
    having bills and wanting to pay the cost of a 3080.  Your life and choices, but maybe it wasn't meant to be right now. 

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:22:16 (permalink)
    arestavo
    Benedictum
    My life has just been utter lately. I'm not going to bore you with the whole sob story, its similar to a lot of people, laid off due to covid, scratching to meet bills, etc. 
     
    We got a windfall and I was really hoping I could get a new video card. I am running an EVGA 660 TI . It's sad I know, but its literally all I could afford. I was hoping to finally be able to upgrade it to something substantial today with a 3080, even if it was one of the lower clock 3080s, but no. Wasnt to be. Never saw it in stock, never got evga to load, newegg just kept telling me out of stock, it never flipped. I had notifications at newegg, evga, best buy, amazon, no emails from any retailer. I got up at 5 am my time specifically so I could be online and present to try and get the card, even set up autorefreshers.
     
    Guess I keep using my card that literally can't run modern software. Thanks EVGA. I've been buying your products exclusively for almost 20 years now. motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, etc. Guess I don't matter.


    Don't despair, I've been there (quite literally). Things will get better.

    While it's no 3080, would you be interested in a free 980 Ti? It's not EVGA, but it's free and it works, and it's a huge upgrade over a 660. PM me - I will cover shipping in the US.

    if I could hug you right now, I would.

     
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:25:17 (permalink)
    Im confused, how is this EVGA's fault?   Sorry to be insensitive but this is probably one of the hottest releases ever and to think its EVGA's fault you missed buying one at launch with demand being what it is, is hilarious.  More hilarious you're painting it like that was the only batch of them ever and you're forever screwed because they didn't supply you with a card first. 
    Be patient, sign up for email notifications for the incoming stock, maybe wait for a 3070 or 3060 if you're already having trouble with finances giving more time to save...  
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:27:03 (permalink)
    That, right there, is why I lurk on these forums and loudly advocate for EVGA with friends and family. You rock, Arestavo!
     
    I'm also disappointed at not getting in on an EVGA card, but woke up this morning intending to be patient. What a crazy morning it was, too. Sheesh.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:30:35 (permalink)
    shiftsix
    Im confused, how is this EVGA's fault?   Sorry to be insensitive but this is probably one of the hottest releases ever and to think its EVGA's fault you missed buying one at launch with demand being what it is, is hilarious.  More hilarious you're painting it like that was the only batch of them ever and you're forever screwed because they didn't supply you with a card first. 
    Be patient, sign up for email notifications for the incoming stock, maybe wait for a 3070 or 3060 if you're already having trouble with finances giving more time to save...  


    I don't think I would blame EVGA for something going on in someone's life, but for how the launch went they can be blamed. They knew what was coming and they didn't bother securing the site in any way. I wasn't even interested in the launch, just was curious how it would turn out. It was terrible. I'm around these forums quite often and all the usual people I see around here that had been talking about getting one at launch didnt get one. Haven't really heard of anyone getting one from EVGA site. Most of the people I have seen get a card were on Amazon EU. They definitely needed cloud flare or something.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:32:03 (permalink)
    gsrcrxsi
    laid off due to COVID, on hard times, but willing to drop $750 for something that literally no one needs?
     
    I don't care if i get hate, you need to adjust your priorities. keep that cash for bills, as even if your story is true and you came by some extra cash now, nothing is certain and you're a fool if you waste it on some tech product to play games instead of providing some extra security for your family's future.




    +1 to this....  plus, if current video card is a 660ti what is the rest of the RIG?  some antique mobo with PCIE 1.0 or 2.0?  some 400w PSU?  hard to image a rig that is modern enough to run a 3080 BUT is currently rolling with a 660????? nope no way.
     
    This dude got lucky fate intervened and kept a "fool and his money from being soon parted". 
     
    ps.  nice of you arestavo. 
    post edited by rblaes_99 - 2020/09/17 08:34:13


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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 08:35:38 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but glad you got a windfall of cash. You must realize that these cards will be back in stock. Just because you didn't get one exactly at launch doesn't mean anything other than today was not the day. Almost no one gets one on launch day anymore. The good old days are long gone. More cards will come just be patient.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 09:25:52 (permalink)
    $10 bucks says this dude was gonna stick a RTX3080 in his Z68 motherboard. 


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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 10:01:03 (permalink)
    Great time to buy a 1660 Ti. 
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 10:53:40 (permalink)
    I dont know how you were planning to use the 3080 if you got it, i cannot imagine your mobo or cpu are up to spec.
    I know its not a kind sentiment but its a luxury item, probably not something you need if your having a hard time financially.
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:28:55 (permalink)
    Like heres the comedy of errors for you if you'd like, cuz its literally hilarious if you are outside the situation.
     
    I got laid off, filed for unemployment. Unemployment took literally months to go through. months. Finally they approved me! YAY! I was going to get all the back unemployment! double yay! I set up for it deposit into our bank account.
     
    And nothing. no deposit. Waited a week. nothing.
     
    Cant contact them, I have been trying for like 6 months without success. DES phone just rings. 
     
    Well meanwhile we drain my savings, credit cards, etc. even overdraft our bank account to stay afloat. Then finally des cuts us a papercheck. not for everything, but for enough to get us back afloat. I go deposit the check, ask the bank if they might waive some overdraft fees, they tell me ok, they will, big help. lots of sighs of relief. Waiting on check to post to account, go to use card with minor balance. cards declined. contact bank. apparently in the interim between me depositing the check, and the check clearing, they wrote off the account to collections. but the check showed a positive balance, so they reversed that, but in doing all that they changed the account number and invalidated my card, so i had to resetup EVERYTHING. so we go back to bank, they assure me the accounts active and they are sending me a new card asap. but. the checks are going to be returned to us and we will have to redposit them. Then later in the day, we get a message another deposit was declined, so i go back to the bank, whups they say, they forgot to toggle something, but they did, and now great news, the previous checks will deposit after all and they wont be sending them back to me.
     
    its like... cmon.
     
    oh since i started typing this out we decided to swing by best buy just for the hell of it to see if they had any, i get up to the door, and the surliest employee ever is sitting there and he goes "we aint got any 38s or ps5s" and im like "excuse me what" "the geforce 3080? the ps5? we aint got any, so if you here for that, you might as well turn around"
     
    like **** man, i appreciate the info but you cant find a better way to deliver it? 
     
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:31:38 (permalink)
    rblaes_99
    $10 bucks says this dude was gonna stick a RTX3080 in his Z68 motherboard. 


     
    rmaclean
    I dont know how you were planning to use the 3080 if you got it, i cannot imagine your mobo or cpu are up to spec.
    I know its not a kind sentiment but its a luxury item, probably not something you need if your having a hard time financially.




    i actually won a z490 in a contest, but didnt have a cpu or ram for it, so we were planning to get the card, cpu and ram as my one big expenditure this year. I was hoping to get a decent price on a used 2080 then the 3080s and their prices and specs got released and i was like "well ****"


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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:32:37 (permalink)
    Benedictum
    oh since i started typing this out we decided to swing by best buy just for the hell of it to see if they had any, i get up to the door, and the surliest employee ever is sitting there and he goes "we aint got any 38s or ps5s" and im like "excuse me what" "the geforce 3080? the ps5? we aint got any, so if you here for that, you might as well turn around"
     
    like **** man, i appreciate the info but you cant find a better way to deliver it? 

     
    Yea but you're probably the 400th person he's had this conversation with, and considering he's probably making anywhere from $7 to $10 an hour... he's probably not thrilled with having to be the bearer of bad news to everyone who's coming to the store. 

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:32:44 (permalink)
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    laid off due to COVID, on hard times, but willing to drop $750 for something that literally no one needs?
     
    I don't care if i get hate, you need to adjust your priorities. keep that cash for bills, as even if your story is true and you came by some extra cash now, nothing is certain and you're a fool if you waste it on some tech product to play games instead of providing some extra security for your family's future.




    +1 to this....  plus, if current video card is a 660ti what is the rest of the RIG?  some antique mobo with PCIE 1.0 or 2.0?  some 400w PSU?  hard to image a rig that is modern enough to run a 3080 BUT is currently rolling with a 660????? nope no way.
     
    This dude got lucky fate intervened and kept a "fool and his money from being soon parted". 
     
    ps.  nice of you arestavo. 


    as for you, I have a 1000 watt thermaltake, i like to future proof my builds to an extent, so when this rigs power supply went a year or two ago i splurged and gave it a beast.
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    Im confused, how is this EVGA's fault?   Sorry to be insensitive but this is probably one of the hottest releases ever and to think its EVGA's fault you missed buying one at launch with demand being what it is, is hilarious.  More hilarious you're painting it like that was the only batch of them ever and you're forever screwed because they didn't supply you with a card first. 
    Be patient, sign up for email notifications for the incoming stock, maybe wait for a 3070 or 3060 if you're already having trouble with finances giving more time to save...  


    I don't think I would blame EVGA for something going on in someone's life, but for how the launch went they can be blamed. They knew what was coming and they didn't bother securing the site in any way. I wasn't even interested in the launch, just was curious how it would turn out. It was terrible. I'm around these forums quite often and all the usual people I see around here that had been talking about getting one at launch didnt get one. Haven't really heard of anyone getting one from EVGA site. Most of the people I have seen get a card were on Amazon EU. They definitely needed cloud flare or something.

    As a sysad for web hosting by trade, I cannot believe there was no captcha and no ddos protection / cdn. Like, I would have sites that were expecting 100,000 visitors for their big regional sale and they would outfit themselves better than evga, a multinational, did for a day on which millions would be hammering their site. And considering how fast newegg folded, I am astonished they remain up day to day. Are they running their site on highly modified woo commerce and a couple tin cans?
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:40:10 (permalink)
    Like my biggest disappointment tbh is that like, **** was dark as hell, we were scraping by and my wife managed to round up enough money somehow, I don't know how, don't want to know, to buy me Modern Warfare. I set everything to potato, uploaded to the newest geforce drivers, loaded the game, and 30 seconds into a match it crashes out. Try again, again almost exactly 30 seconds in, crashes out. I spend hours with support and forums and ****, and finally the determination is that this card (the 660) literally doesn't have enough ram. Its filling the memory and then crashing out. Meanwhile my wife is like "hows your new game honey, is it fun?"
     
    Like, its not like this was the last batch of 3080 ever, its not that there wont be any in the future or that there arent kind strangers willing to help. It's like, after 6+ months of just putting up L after L after L after L after L it would have been nice to put up a W. Something that wasn't a windfall, but was in my control, something I set out to do, did, and did successfully. And its just discouraging as all hell to set out and just fail miserably.
     
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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:42:30 (permalink)
    "we were scraping by and my wife managed to round up enough money somehow"
     
    I think you should count your blessing and save that money. a new video card is NOT important.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:45:18 (permalink)
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    laid off due to COVID, on hard times, but willing to drop $750 for something that literally no one needs?
     
    I don't care if i get hate, you need to adjust your priorities. keep that cash for bills, as even if your story is true and you came by some extra cash now, nothing is certain and you're a fool if you waste it on some tech product to play games instead of providing some extra security for your family's future.



    Exactly what I was thinking within the 1st sentence of his original post.
     
    This doesn't make sense.

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    Re: I really needed this but I guess I didn't deserve it 2020/09/17 13:49:20 (permalink)
    What I noticed, is us old timers are not the ones complaining about a 'lack of loyalty' or 'what about me me me',  but are the ones giving back. This thread is sad, and personally there are far more deserving members than the complainer who started it. This is not about NEED, it is about want. I want to upgrade my 1080 Ti, I don't NEED to. You don't NEED to update to the top available tier, you just WANT to.  Just my two cents.  As a sysad, you would have noticed EVERY SITE, not just EVGA's market was wacked.  Why would you outfit your site for outlier peak demand?. Everyone is an expert...with no answer.

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