One of my USB ports in the front of my PC is not working (the other one is fine). Whenever I plug any device into it, I get a message saying that the device has malfunctioned.
I have tried many different types of devices and they all fail. My Device Manager and Event Viewer has some errors...
Don't you think the 3090 is poor value for money especially if it's for gaming? I paid about £180 extra on eBay for my Asus 3080 TUF which seemed like a better option to me (even though I did not enjoy feeding the scalpers).
I got my 980 Pro (1Tb) from Amazon and it did not come with a heat spreader. However, my motherboard, a ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING did have a spreader 'built in' to the enclosure the M.2 devices are installed in.
This just happened!
58 working days
Ordered on 4th Oct
Switched to a 5900x on launch day (5th Nov)
Removed 3080 Strix on 11th Dec
Built and tested on 22nd Dec
Dispatched on 23rd Dec
Arrived on 24th Dec
SPYDERTRACKS, I love your valuable input on this forum but you're a moderator and not a regular punter like we all are. Some empathy with people who have given up their hard earned money and expect some acceptable degree of service in return would not go amiss.
I think regular 3090s are much more readily available than 3080s. Unless it's for something like specialist video editing, I would find it difficult to justify the extra cost. For gaming only, the extra cost did not seem like good value for me.
Good news. After 59 working days, my 5900x PC went into build status this morning. This was only after I removed my 3080 (on 11th Dec) from the build. I managed to source a ASUS TUF 3080 OC externally.