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10 hours ago, BioFringe said:

Newegg is selling EVGA cards still so if you're interested you might want to start paying attention to the shuffle every day. In the past 3-4 days they have had at least one EVGA 3000 offering in each shuffle. I know that it's a long shot but if you're already on a waiting list it's just another opportunity to try. At least the shuffle isn't based off of first come first serve but there is a lot of luck involved. There is an app that has push notifications so you won't miss a shuffle. It's worth the time to check out at least.

I've been checking multiple times every single day. Though I did filter out scalpers from my refreshes (MSRP prices only). Maybe it's a little different in the US, but there's probably no chance in getting one at Newegg.ca in my opinion.

 

 

@Roland That video was amazing. I can't believe anyone would put that much effort (and probably money) into making a video like that.

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2 hours ago, Fox said:

That video was amazing. I can't believe anyone would put that much effort (and probably money) into making a video like that.

Not just making the video, but making the product for the video.  That was simply inspired. Loved the ending.

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I finished my new rig last month. I’m fortunate to have a Microcenter in my town and was able tp pick up an amd 5950x and a rtx 3090 pretty easily. It’s amazing to play 7Days with max settings and 4k resolution. My advice, if you have a Microcenter anywhere near you, go often. Their website always says nothing in stock but if you walk in, they have plenty. The day I stopped in, they had five 5950x’s and three 3090’s.

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3 hours ago, Star69 said:

I finished my new rig last month. I’m fortunate to have a Microcenter in my town and was able tp pick up an amd 5950x and a rtx 3090 pretty easily. It’s amazing to play 7Days with max settings and 4k resolution. My advice, if you have a Microcenter anywhere near you, go often. Their website always says nothing in stock but if you walk in, they have plenty. The day I stopped in, they had five 5950x’s and three 3090’s.

You just have to be early enough to get a voucher. I stopped in this morning because it was the day they receive product, but did not arrive early enough to get a voucher.

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Well it looks like things are getting worse instead of better with even more bad to come. Dare I ask...What company would you recommend for a pre-built? At this point I'm about to throw in the towel and say screw it.

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10 minutes ago, BioFringe said:

Well it looks like things are getting worse instead of better with even more bad to come. Dare I ask...What company would you recommend for a pre-built? At this point I'm about to throw in the towel and say screw it.

Acer, Dell, and HP.... Avoid at all costs. Even if you're just trying to score an "ok" GPU, they usually ship with a custom model that has that manufacturers specific ROM dragging it down. (Also may or may not have adequate cooling)

I've had good luck with CyberPower and CUK (Computer Upgrade King). You are usually going to get a good value there, and they build quality systems. iBuyPower used to be good, but their quality control has been dropping lately. Still a good choice if you're mostly looking for components though.

 

You can also take the route of build-to-order systems like NZXT, Build Redux, Digital Storm, or Origin. (There are probably others. This is just want I could think of off the top of my head.)

Jayz did a vid on things to check/avoid recently as well.

 

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IBUYPOWER and DELL are the biggest and most blatant scam artists in terms of pre-built PCs right now. Avoid at all cost. Acer makes decent laptops though, don't know what SylenThunder's experience with them is, but I've not seen too much against them yet.

 

 

 

 

DigitalStorm jacked up their prices a bit (like everyone else), but their website allows you to customize the build for the most part to your liking (although their website is a bit weird to navigate to get the ones you can customize), so you for the most part, get what you want and they don't ruin the GPUs with bad roms and whatnot. Maybe consider them as well.

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2 minutes ago, Fox said:

Acer makes decent laptops though, don't know what SylenThunder's experience with them is, but I've not seen too much against them yet.

My primary laptop atm is an Acer Predator G9-793. Only thing I hate is the battery.

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It's funny (not really) because as early as 2019 if I had asked that question the response would have been...

 

"Don't buy a pre-built. Build your own. Watch a YouTube video. It's easy, less expensive and will be better overall."

 

Oh, how times have changed so quickly.

 

Thank you all for the informative replies. My research has shifted to a different focus now. Let's see if I can get something that would satisfy my desires. Not just for a system with certain parts but I've been building systems since the 80s. This will be a first (well, since the first and only store bought system that I had at 16).

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13 hours ago, BioFringe said:

It's funny (not really) because as early as 2019 if I had asked that question the response would have been...

 

"Don't buy a pre-built. Build your own. Watch a YouTube video. It's easy, less expensive and will be better overall."

 

Oh, how times have changed so quickly.

 

I know right lol, even in the first part of 2020.

 

I would like to add I would stay away from Cyberpowerpc, I've never been impressed by their build quality (crappy motherboards, etc.), and several years ago I picked up a prebuilt from them and it died (mobo, cpu fried) after the psu shorted out a week after warranty expired. Really the only one I can feel comfortable saying do it would be NZXT, although I've never heard of bad stuff with CUK/Digital storm/Origin

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16 hours ago, BioFringe said:

It's funny (not really) because as early as 2019 if I had asked that question the response would have been...

 

"Don't buy a pre-built. Build your own. Watch a YouTube video. It's easy, less expensive and will be better overall."

 

Oh, how times have changed so quickly.

 

Thank you all for the informative replies. My research has shifted to a different focus now. Let's see if I can get something that would satisfy my desires. Not just for a system with certain parts but I've been building systems since the 80s. This will be a first (well, since the first and only store bought system that I had at 16).

Good luck.  I have been looking for a 3070 for 6 months.  I gave up and started looking for a prebuild because the bottleneck and.....

 

gave up that route as well because they are price gouging the @%$# out of everyone now.  I really need a new system, this one is 7 years old.  This build has been extremely frustrating.  

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12 hours ago, Jugginator said:

I would like to add I would stay away from Cyberpowerpc, I've never been impressed by their build quality (crappy motherboards, etc.)

Yea, never go with the pre config system. Choose your own mb/gpu/cpu etc.

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On 6/6/2021 at 1:54 AM, SylenThunder said:

Acer, Dell, and HP.... Avoid at all costs. Even if you're just trying to score an "ok" GPU, they usually ship with a custom model that has that manufacturers specific ROM dragging it down. (Also may or may not have adequate cooling)


I've had good luck with CyberPower and CUK (Computer Upgrade King). You are usually going to get a good value there, and they build quality systems. iBuyPower used to be good, but their quality control has been dropping lately. Still a good choice if you're mostly looking for components though.

 

You can also take the route of build-to-order systems like NZXT, Build Redux, Digital Storm, or Origin. (There are probably others. This is just want I could think of off the top of my head.)


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Jayz did a vid on things to check/avoid recently as well.

 

 

You know the GPU situation is bad when Jay makes a tutorial on how to buy a prebuilt 😅

I've built every PC I've owned since I was 12, but man it's tempting to go pre-built for what I need right now....


 

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4 hours ago, rupalimittra said:

 

You know the GPU situation is bad when Jay makes a tutorial on how to buy a prebuilt 😅

I've built every PC I've owned since I was 12, but man it's tempting to go pre-built for what I need right now....


 

I got extremely lucky when my power supply went out last year in October.  I was able to get everything I needed for my computer around Oct/Nov.  Though I did go with a 2080 and didn't even look / wait for the 3000 series GPUs (I never buy the latest generation when I build the computer, I always go with the previous GPU - so far been fortunate enough to get many years out of my computer before I have to upgrade).

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On 6/8/2021 at 1:49 PM, rupalimittra said:

Acer, Dell, and HP.... Avoid at all costs. Even if you're just trying to score an "ok" GPU, they usually ship with a custom model that has that manufacturers specific ROM dragging it down. (Also may or may not have adequate cooling)


I've had good luck with CyberPower and CUK (Computer Upgrade King). You are usually going to get a good value there, and they build quality systems. iBuyPower used to be good, but their quality control has been dropping lately. Still a good choice if you're mostly looking for components though.

You can also take the route of build-to-order systems like NZXT, Build Redux, Digital Storm, or Origin. (There are probably others. This is just want I could think of off the top of my head.)

employee monitoring softwareJayz did a vid on things to check/avoid recently as well.

 

You know the GPU situation is bad when Jay makes a tutorial on how to buy a prebuilt 😅

I've built every PC I've owned since I was 12, but man it's tempting to go pre-built for what I need right now....


 

Watching Jay's videos made me realize one thing sooner than later : no matter the industry, companies will always find a way to screw you over and make more profit off of you, the sooner you realize this, the better it will be for you as a consumer since you will be able to notice those schemes and work around them whenever it is possible. Shop wisely peeps!
 
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New video with yet another list of reasons to avoid Dell like the plague. 

 

 

 

Alienware used to be reasonably good gaming systems. Then Dell bought them out. At least this one actually has a PSU, and not a laptop brick.

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16 hours ago, SylenThunder said:

New video with yet another list of reasons to avoid Dell like the plague. 

 

 

 

Alienware used to be reasonably good gaming systems. Then Dell bought them out. At least this one actually has a PSU, and not a laptop brick.

Yea, that was a hilarious system, the other pure Dell system they did at the beginning was just as bad.

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