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    Yeah, I'll wait. Happy I made this post. Had the order ready

    Thank you all for the input!

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    Im using a high end laptop which is now dated, 6th gen i7 with dedicated 970 gtx 6gb, with system ram ddr4 etc runs on a cool mat due to the stress!

    It’s dated now, through I am playing classic boxing 5 and it handles it fine but I can do with an upgrade with the possibility of tbc on the horizon...laptops cost a fortune... so I think waiting for the next several weeks is great information! I will
    consider moving to a base unit again.


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    Up until this year my work gave me a personal IT budget of $5k/year. There were some restrictions, like it all had to be on a single order, had to be from their only approved source (couldn't just Amazon/Newegg my own DIY parts). So I alternated every other year buying the most expensive laptop I could find 1 year and the most expensive desktop the next year - gave the hand-me-down PCs to family.

    I tried doing the $4k+ 17" "gaming laptops" for years, but never really liked the experience. Even with a 17" screen and a 2nd portable monitor I never did like multiboxing while traveling. It just couldn't compare to the large triple monitor setup I'm used to at home. I finally gave up on big laptops a few years ago and just went with a MS Surface Book. I really liked traveling with it, and it was good enough to make single player WoW look good enough while traveling. I did find that 13.5" was a bit too small for me, so 2 years ago I got their 15" model and it seems to work great - best mix of portability while still making single player WoW workable. (And I was on the road for 10+ months in 2018.) I liked my 15" Surface Book 2 so much, when I got home, I bought the dock for it, and had it all set up for my monitor/keyboard, but it just didn't have near the power as my older desktop (i7-7700k, 1080ti). I couldn't multibox on the surface book at all, and once I got all my usual applications and windows open like I generally do on a desktop it was struggling even when it was idling. I don't know how people game on laptops, much less multibox on them.

    So last year I got a nice i9-9900k, 2080ti desktop system and its worked great - although multiboxing classic, even at 4k, isn't really that much of a stress test.

    This year should be my year to upgrade laptops, but with no travel at all for the forseeable future, I'm thinking a new Ryzen 4900 and a high RAM version of the 3080 or 3090 should be great. Anxious to see what AMD rolls out in October.

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    I tried last week to get a 3080 and this week for 3090 ...bots beat me to it again! So i just got a system builder to build one for me, since it was the only way i could get a 3090 atm. I just wanted to be ready for Cyberpunk and Shadowlands. Now next week they will probably be hundreds of cards ready to buy..but im impatient 8)

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    I know 3090 will be overkill for most games out now. but I would rather have too much than too little power 8)

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    More reasons to hold off on GPU upgrades/purchases:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ughmahedhurtz View Post
    More reasons to hold off on GPU upgrades/purchases:
    [Video]
    This was actually addressed by Jacob of EVGA earlier tonight:
    https://forums.evga.com/Message-abou...-m3095238.aspx

    EVGA is the first manufacturer to publicly come clean about this since the topic gained traction, last night, after the Igor's Lab article.

    A moderator of the nVidia sub-reddit was also compiling a list of GPUs and their capacitor configurations:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comm...ities/g6jivta/

    EDIT: I'll add that I always hate being an early adopter of brand new tech because of situations such as this, but I felt that I had to buy into this generation for where I'm taking my multiboxing setup moving into Shadowlands. A buddy (Crum1515 from this forum) and I each grabbed a 3090 from the first set of sales, direct from EVGA, on the morning of the 24th—his card arrived today and shows the 2+4 MLCC/PSOCAP configuration, and he's been using it (and overclocking it) without any issues so far. My card doesn't get here until next week, but after Jacob addressed the issue (seemingly related only to 3080s), and the fact that nVidia is also using a 2+4 configuration on their FE design, I'm feeling just fine about my purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    This was actually addressed by Jacob of EVGA earlier tonight:
    https://forums.evga.com/Message-abou...-m3095238.aspx

    EVGA is the first manufacturer to publicly come clean about this since the topic gained traction, last night, after the Igor's Lab article.

    A moderator of the nVidia sub-reddit was also compiling a list of GPUs and their capacitor configurations:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comm...ities/g6jivta/

    EDIT: I'll add that I always hate being an early adopter of brand new tech because of situations such as this, but I felt that I had to buy into this generation for where I'm taking my multiboxing setup moving into Shadowlands. A buddy (Crum1515 from this forum) and I each grabbed a 3090 from the first set of sales, direct from EVGA, on the morning of the 24th—his card arrived today and shows the 2+4 MLCC/PSOCAP configuration, and he's been using it (and overclocking it) without any issues so far. My card doesn't get here until next week, but after Jacob addressed the issue (seemingly related only to 3080s), and the fact that nVidia is also using a 2+4 configuration on their FE design, I'm feeling just fine about my purchase.
    Lucky! I have a micro center near by and got up at 3am to go get in line for one of the 12 3090s. There were 15 tents in line lol. So I just bought the whole PC with 3090 FTW3 ..this news about crashes had me worried. I feel better now. Let us know how things go with yours!
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