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Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it?

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2022/01/14 15:39:28 (permalink)
Bought my 3080xc3 at msrp in 2020 and converted it to hybrid. Just got a queue notify for a 3080tiXC3. It's basically twice the price of what I paid, but I'm wondering if I could recoup most of the price by selling my 3080xc3 (non-lhr), but not sure if it's really worth the hassle. Also, not sure about going back to air because of the noise, the 3080ti sounds like a really hot card. Opinions?
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    gary1221
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 15:48:35 (permalink)
    You can probaly sell your gpu for a grand maybe more on Ebay they take a 15% cut so keep that in mind. So is worth it to spend 500-600 more for a 15% uptick in fps?I say no just wait on 40 series to come in a year or so.My opinion.
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 15:51:38 (permalink)
    The only real reason would be the increased VRAM.
     
    Do you game at 4K? 
     
    Have you ever not been able to play a game because you didn't have enough VRAM?
     
    If not, and you don't plan on switching to 4K in the next couple months than it's probably not worth it. Manufacturers are always releasing new better hardware and future proofing is just a marketing ploy.
     
    But ultimately that a decision only you can make.

    My current build is a direct die w/Grizzly LM 10900KF w/Optimus V2 Sig Block on an ASUS Maximus XII Apex, 32 GB 4000MT/s Cl 15 G.Skill Trident Z Royal RAM, EVGA RTX 3090 KingPin Hyrbid, EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra w/Optimus Absolute WaterBlock, EVGA 1600 Watt PSU, 2 x Corsair MP510 960GB M.2 RAID0, 2 x WD Blue 1 TB SSD RAID0, 2 x 6TB WD Red Pro 7200RPM HDD RAID0, EVGA Nu Audio Card, Lian Li Strimer Plus 3x8 Pin & 24 Pin, Corsair 7000D White Case, 7 x Lian Li SL140 Fans, Samsung 55" QN90A,  Samsung c49RG9 Ultrawide Monitor, HyperX Cloud Orbit Headphones, Sony AV Reciever STR-DN 1080, KEF Q Series 5.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Rival 600 Mouse, SteelSeries Apex Pro KB, Corsair MM300 XL & MM350 XL Gaming Mouse Pad, Vartan Gaming Chair, APC Back UPS PRO BR 1350VA, MO-RA3 420 w/ 2x WCP D5's
     
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 15:52:20 (permalink)
    Non LHR seem to be going on ebay at around $1600, but not sure how common/realistic that is. 
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 15:54:24 (permalink)
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    The only real reason would be the increased VRAM.
     
    Do you game at 4K? 
     
    Have you ever not been able to play a game because you didn't have enough VRAM?
     
    If not, and you don't plan on switching to 4K in the next couple months than it's probably not worth it. Manufacturers are always releasing new better hardware and future proofing is just a marketing ploy.
     
    But ultimately that a decision only you can make.


    I do game at 4k, either in 60hz or 120hz mode, depending if the game can achieve 120hz. So on that mode it could help, yes. But generally I'm happy with the 3080, I was just pondering because of insane mining prices if the slight upgrade was worth it, if it could be almost like a 'free' upgrade, but taking into the account the risk and hassle of selling the card for a comparable amount. 
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 15:54:47 (permalink)
    It's very easy to check ebay and filter for completed/sold items.
     
    I'm canadian so I'm not sure what it's worth off the top of my head. I know prices haven't really dropped very much.

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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 20:52:58 (permalink)
    I ended up getting a 3080 hybrid and then selling my non-LHR 3080 on eBay and it was a complete hassle (ended up having to show proof with a video of the entire packing process because a buyer accused me of fraud). Do not recommend. IMO the Ti and 12 GB models are only worth it if you really need the extra memory for 4k gaming and high res texture packs. Plus the 4000 series is expected to be revealed soon. Who knows how pricing will be a factor then though but I would rather just wait it out.
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 21:46:05 (permalink)
    I caved and bought it, hopefully it will be worth it. I'm kinda regretting the decision already, but oh well.
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 21:54:22 (permalink)
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    I caved and bought it, hopefully it will be worth it. I'm kinda regretting the decision already, but oh well.



    You may want to consider selling it in person instead of selling it online due to the aforementioned 15% fees and commissions. I was going to only meet up with a buyer if they agreed to meet at a police station parking lot for the safety of both parties since we live in crazy times. If you live in a big city, you'll probably still get a good price for it. Best of luck!
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 22:36:06 (permalink)
    I did the same from 3080ftw to 3080ftw ti. Money wise not clever but can set up a second system.
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/14 22:50:41 (permalink)
    I guess I can still cancel it, still thinking about it.
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/15 00:36:37 (permalink)
    Put them both up for sale locally and keep the one that doesn't sell first. Don't sell it in eBay. Local is less hassle and will get you the same amount in the end.

    The Ti is a good 10% faster and you'll likely be able to sell the non-Ti for the price of the Ti at MSRP. If you aren't mining, you just picked up aTi for the price of a non-Ti (a non-Ti at probably the release MSRP as well?)
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    Re: Upgrade from a 3080xc3 hybrid to a ftw3 3080ti worth it? 2022/01/15 04:53:18 (permalink)
    I ended up cancelling, I just didn't like the idea of dealing with such an expensive item on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. Thanks.
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