Switch 3080 to 3090 for a faster build?

SodaO

Member
We're all well aware of that.

Think so? I suggest you take a more careful read of the Terms and Conditions before making such an unwise, unsupported, and silly statement.
Do let me know if I'm interpreting this incorrectly: Overclocking doesn't void your CPU/GPU warranty if the overclocking doesn't damage your CPU/GPU. But if it does, then your warranty is void. That's like saying you won't go to jail if you rob a bank. Unless of course you get caught robbing the bank.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
Do let me know if I'm interpreting this incorrectly: Overclocking doesn't void your CPU/GPU warranty if the overclocking doesn't damage your CPU/GPU. But if it does, then your warranty is void. That's like saying you won't go to jail if you rob a bank. Unless of course you get caught robbing the bank.
PCS will void your warranty if you overclock the GPU at all. If you overclock the CPU and damage it they will call that negligence on your part.
 

SodaO

Member
PCS will void your warranty if you overclock the GPU at all. If you overclock the CPU and damage it they will call that negligence on your part.
So why are we even having this conversation? This is exactly what I was pointing out in my very first post.

EDIT: The point I was making is that if the OP is worried about getting a Zotac card because they can't overclock it (it is power locked) then they shouldn't worry about simply flashing the Zotac GPU BIOS to the Gigabyte one to unlock it. Someone pointed out/implied that flashing the BIOS without permission would void their warranty but overclocking was fine. Turns out, my original thinking was correct.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
So why are we even having this conversation? This is exactly what I was pointing out in my very first post.

EDIT: The point I was making is that if the OP is worried about getting a Zotac card because they can't overclock it (it is power locked) then they shouldn't worry about simply flashing the Zotac GPU BIOS to the Gigabyte one to unlock it. Someone pointed out/implied that flashing the BIOS without permission would void their warranty but overclocking was fine. Turns out, my original thinking was correct.
You're not thinking, you're trolling.
 

SodaO

Member
I disagree. If you read my original post, I took the time to point out to the OP a number of things about their misperception of getting an 'inferior GPU brand' based on years of experience and up to date information. Another of their concerns was that they would receive a card that they wouldn't be able to overclock (such as the Zotac which is power capped at the BIOS level). Again, I provided a simple solution to this. It's only logical that if someone wants to (try to) overclock these already maxed out cards, the last thing they should be worried about is flashing the BIOS to another card. It was then (incorrectly) pointed out to me that flashing the GPU BIOS would void their warranty but overclocking wouldn't.

I'm more than happy to provide more objective information that might help the OP in their RTX decision making, including and why it makes sense to buy from PC Specialist, despite not knowing up front which card they will ultimately get. Only if wanted of course.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
I disagree. If you read my original post, I took the time to point out to the OP a number of things about their misperception of getting an 'inferior GPU brand' based on years of experience and up to date information. Another of their concerns was that they would receive a card that they wouldn't be able to overclock (such as the Zotac which is power capped at the BIOS level). Again, I provided a simple solution to this. It's only logical that if someone wants to (try to) overclock these already maxed out cards, the last thing they should be worried about is flashing the BIOS to another card. It was then (incorrectly) pointed out to me that flashing the GPU BIOS would void their warranty but overclocking wouldn't.
Again, and for the last time, you cannot overclock a PCS supplied GPU. If you do you will void your warranty.

You already know this because I've mentioned it already, so this is just trolling. Last warning.
 

willrnt

Bronze Level Poster
Looks like the 3090 just went back into pre-order on the configurator. Not sure what that means for people who have already switched, but something to keep an eye on.
people who already switched already have a card allocated for them so it doesn't affect them
 

rajadd

Silver Level Poster
I have the 3090 and my build has had one allocated already - I'm on Day 33 with only the Ryzen 5090x CPU left pending - hopefully another 2 weeks of waiting and then it'll enter build....

Glad I switched to the 3090 when I did as waiting for the 3080 feels like a dead-end IMO
 

Ash_

Master Poster
I received my second PCS machine on Christmas Eve after a 3 month wait, mine was also over the £3,000 mark.

7 years ago I got a Vortex IV laptop from PCS, that laptop is still going strong and now my younger brother has it for his school work plus gaming.

That laptop has never developed a fault, I’ve never had a computer last so long without something going wrong. Hence why I’ve come back for my desktop.

My desktop is also a lovely machine, well built and runs like a dream. I do not have cheap components in. I received a Gigabyte Vision OC 3080, I’ve got an £800 card for £690 (that’s how much it was on my configuration).

I’ve had no experience with Zotac, but Palit is a solid brand.

I completely agree with Gavras, those who tend to run into problems cheap out on other components just so they can get the top of the range CPUs and GPUs, but it’s an expensive road in the long run. Pre-built machines often suffer the same fate and they die within 3-4 years.

It’s unbelievable how many people spend thousands of £ on what are essentially toasters. Just pay that extra and get the right components to support your system.
£800 is a conservative figure, my friend paid over £700 for the 3070 of that!
 

Little_Miss_Naughty

Bronze Level Poster
£800 is a conservative figure, my friend paid over £700 for the 3070 of that!
I think you're absolutely right.

I have only just seen how expensive the graphic cards have become. If I was to order my PCS build now I would be looking at a £300-£400 price increase compared to what I paid.
 

Grendel85

Member
I changed from the 3080 to the 3090 today just not sure if they have any available or what the waiting time for the 3090 will be. Just thought it was worth it as it looks like a late March for the 3080 if we are lucky as I am also on 33 working days.
 

mcfcmac

Member
Hi guys,

Just posting this to get an idea of how people are getting on with ordering the Strix 3090's atm.

I'm currently 41 working days and I completely get that this is a global issue, just wanted to see how everyone else is getting on with these
 

mcfcmac

Member
I have the 3090 and my build has had one allocated already - I'm on Day 33 with only the Ryzen 5090x CPU left pending - hopefully another 2 weeks of waiting and then it'll enter build....

Glad I switched to the 3090 when I did as waiting for the 3080 feels like a dead-end IMO
How do you know when you've got a 3090 allocated?
 
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