Ok, what the heck is going on with limiting availability of video cards?? At least at Micro Center?

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Message 1880105 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 18:56:58 UTC - in response to Message 1880103.  

Well I got a follow up email asking how my experience was....

Let just say I left a letter in the comment section explaining in detail my frustration with them. The fact that I had to purchase a new PSU was my biggest gripe.

I'll hang onto the old one and attempt RMA again at a latter date but the experience left me with a less than favorable image of their customer service.
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Message 1880115 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 20:02:20 UTC

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Message 1880136 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 20:59:55 UTC - in response to Message 1880115.  
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Dunno Brent, something is rotten in the state of Denmark on that one, me thinks?

*edit* especially after noticing the seller has 4 feedback... Best of luck! Let us know how it turns out for you.

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Message 1880141 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 21:17:22 UTC - in response to Message 1880136.  

Feedback of 5, you mean.....all as a buyer, too. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true! Wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be a pair of new fans for the mentioned card. Definitely something not right, though.
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Message 1880164 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 22:57:57 UTC

Someone trying to unload some stolen merchandise, I suspect. If I had an extra 10 dollars, I might gamble on it. But I don't, so I won't.
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Message 1880178 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 23:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 1873525.  

https://coinmarketcap.com/

Gives you a list of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Interesting reading.


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Message 1880180 - Posted: 24 Jul 2017, 23:44:46 UTC - in response to Message 1880136.  

I don't know either, when I first seen it there was 0 sold, 10 available.
Now it's 42 sold and 5 available.
He's got a boat of them it seems.
But a that price it barely covers shipping...
Oh well for <$13 CAD it's worth a try, and eBay is insured anyways.
He hasn't accepted my payment yet.
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Message 1880185 - Posted: 25 Jul 2017, 0:05:51 UTC

All sold.
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Message 1880206 - Posted: 25 Jul 2017, 1:20:35 UTC

My guess, auction will be deleted soon, and payments returned. Justa guess.

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Message 1880241 - Posted: 25 Jul 2017, 5:07:04 UTC - in response to Message 1880206.  

My guess, auction will be deleted soon, and payments returned. Justa guess.
It was worth a try :)

Hello brennormxx,
Our records show that you recently contacted or received messages from ch_bchr_fo60c5yrl through eBay's messaging system. We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have compromised this member's account security.
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Message 1880243 - Posted: 25 Jul 2017, 5:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 1880241.  

Looks like the hackers have been busy at work...
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Message 1880494 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 0:24:09 UTC
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Here is a possible EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphic Card - 1.51 GHz Core - 1.71 GHz Boost Clock - 3 GB

$227.96 on "buy it now". Has more than 10 available.

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Message 1880497 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 0:38:38 UTC - in response to Message 1880494.  

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Message 1880516 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 4:02:30 UTC

Yep, timing sucks. My HD7870 is on the fritz and needs to be replaced. Oh well, I will just settle for my R9-380 doing all the work until the cards come back in stock. I may just hold out until the Vega cards are mass released, so I can either get a Vega card or get an RX-580 cheaper than they currently go for. Either way will be a big improvement in GPU power.
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Message 1880575 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 13:49:23 UTC - in response to Message 1880494.  

Here is a possible EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphic Card - 1.51 GHz Core - 1.71 GHz Boost Clock - 3 GB

$227.96 on "buy it now". Has more than 10 available.

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Now out of stock.......
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Message 1880576 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 14:05:03 UTC

You bad boy Mark - cleaning them out just so you can flog 'em on a profit ;-)
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Message 1880578 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 14:09:00 UTC - in response to Message 1880576.  

You bad boy Mark - cleaning them out just so you can flog 'em on a profit ;-)

LOL.....'twasn't me.
I'm waiting for a possible bargain on a couple of 1080s for the kitties to play with.
Might not happen on the top end cards.

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Message 1880591 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 15:28:53 UTC

...and buy some 1080s


(We could keep this one going for a long time)
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Message 1880655 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 23:31:49 UTC
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You can set up a search on ebay for exactly the Gtx you want "buy right now" as long as you ignore anything under $100 you should get caught by the "fake" listings.

I am seeing prices right about $215-$225 but the brands keep moving around. There are always ones that are higher than that but if you set the search for lowest cost+shipping and "buy it now" (or whatever) you can get daily emails on the topic.

I just bought a near-new gtx 1060 3GB mini for $219 and it shipped today.

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Message 1880972 - Posted: 29 Jul 2017, 16:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 1880655.  

And I am just waiting to see if I can shoehorn its power draw into my Dell Optiplex 7010. It turns out that I have a "stock" PS of 275 watts so "in theory" a Gtx 1060 3GB should run. Plus I am "watching" a 300 watt native to the 7010 ebay trying to decide if I should pick it up.

All of which may make shambles of my theory that I overloaded and burned out my "original" 7010 motherboard. Instead maybe it was "feeling old"?
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