Is there ANY WAY to buy a GPU right now? - Probing Paul #59

2021 25 مارس
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My monthly Q&A is back, answering your questions about GPU buying, Threadripper 5000 rumors and Ryzen power plans.
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0:00 Intro
1:19 Will you be giving away your GPUs?
3:34 Is there ANY WAY to buy a GPU right now?
6:35 Any word on Zen 3 Threadripper 5000 Series CPUs?
11:07 What Windows power plan should I use for my Ryzen CPU?
12:22 When will the All-AMD EKWB custom build start?
13:37 What do you think of using models/figurines in PC builds?
14:47 Have you considered building a backyard studio?
16:09 Hey, we have the same barber
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Reddit Hardware Swap -
Zen 3 Threadripper 5000 Rumors
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Probing Paul Playlist -
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  • Thanks as always for watching guys 🙏 some more GPU hunting advice to add: - Pre-builts are an option if you can afford an entire PC - Many commenters saying they've had luck at Best Buy - EVGA queue ppl say they're getting cards after 5-6 months - definitely don't watch this BPS Customs video on the topic

    Paul's HardwarePaul's Hardwareپیش 25 روز
    • 5600x vs 3600 cpu's gaming with rx 580 or 1660 is there an advantage buying the 5600x for gaming at 1080p with these cards ? seen no testing .....

      stevin47stevin47پیش 5 روز
    • Right now we are coming up to a silicon shortage for 2021. It is gonna get worse before it gets better. FYI.

      DootDootDootDootپیش 8 روز
    • I waitlisted for an EVGA 3080 the day they were announced and haven't heard anything.

      William BarnesWilliam Barnesپیش 18 روز
    • I guess i'll keep my GTX970 for a while ... along with GB-Z97X-UD3H motrherboard and Intel Core i7-4970K...

      Dane ThorsonDane Thorsonپیش 21 روز
    • @Lostie DeMonde also, the engineers aren't involved in the scam, the scalpers are scamming people not nvidia and amd engineers. People don't seem to understand that scalpers don't work for nvidia or amd. Msi however have fun

      dewd471dewd471پیش 22 روز
  • this was a real question? the next week how to build your own spaceship.

    Jon HarbourJon Harbourپیش 4 روز
  • I just bought an RTX 3090 for msrp

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  • I went to my local pc shop and they had one 3070, and yes they are scalping too it was priced at $1100 . It seems the only way to get them is to pay these scalpers, newegg shuffle doesn't work, I'm still on evga's list since 9/24. So I did, I paid $1200 after tax for a 3070... that's the reality of where we are at right now in the pc world.

    Stefen SmithStefen Smithپیش 4 روز
    • Follow one of those restock bots and wait for best buy. That's the only way to get msrp cards atm.

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  • honestly , just buy the gpu you want , then mine ethereum to make some money back and stop whinging. i overpaid on my 3070 strix at 1200 , but now 1200 is a bargain and ive made over 400 usd since i bought it through mining. just man up . it sucks , i know it does but sometimes the best way around is through. oh and i still get to game when i want.

    Volfenhaag JaeckelVolfenhaag Jaeckelپیش 4 روز
  • I've been waiting for 3 years to upgrade from my gtx970, it's not an option to waste so much money in a newer gpu, just wait people

    Alanna LopezAlanna Lopezپیش 5 روز
  • got a used 1050ti for 100 :) just something to throw i the build until i can get my hands on something better for a reasonable price

    ToastNOWToastNOWپیش 7 روز
  • $310 for gigabyte radeon rx 5500 xt 8 GB $375 for Radeon Rx 580 8GB I can give you my source and prices for $500 . By paying me this ill give you the direct source of how i get above prices. I get it from South America and no i will not let you know where I get them from for free. Nothing in life is free

    Mosquito BallsMosquito Ballsپیش 8 روز
  • Hi Paul, I'm considering building a new NAS ... Would you recommend FreeNAS having used it for a while? What kind of hardware would you go for that's readily available?

    Peter HopkinsPeter Hopkinsپیش 8 روز
  • Question: I'm anticipating the next Threadripper. Since it apparently won't be announced until 2021 Q3, is there any chance that it might support DDR5? Otherwise, I can't imagine why it's taking so long.

    English WikiEnglish Wikiپیش 8 روز
  • in uk no chance just going to wait even if it is next year

    MARK 8472MARK 8472پیش 9 روز
  • I just got 1660 vengeance on Amazon

    Cj SmithCj Smithپیش 9 روز
  • Buy? Yes. _Afford?_ Not a chance.

    Matthew NguyenMatthew Nguyenپیش 9 روز
  • Paul do a Transformers G1 build with the toys in the case! DO IT! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

    Button_ Pusher_Button_ Pusher_پیش 11 روز
  • IT'S SO WEIRD GUYS! you don't actually HAVE to have the newest video card to game. get an old one that works just fine..

    John GoodwinJohn Goodwinپیش 11 روز
  • I am botting and I can't buy a card ... good luck getting one manually .... it is impossible right now... as far as the newegg shuffle, it was good in the beginning because none of the bot/cook groups were promoting it.... but now as soon as the shuffle starts they send out alerts and using spoofs and catch-all, the botters enter the shuffle about 300-500 times each.... so good luck with that... newegg only requires and e-mail address to enter and that is it .....they need to require, address and phone number that is confirmed!!! A buddy of mine has a web site and accidently listed 10 3080 FEs at more than double the price and they ALL sold instantly ... he had to refund the money and explain to the buyer he only had 1 .... 22,000 dollars of GPUs sold in seconds!!!! good luck everyone.

    Keith GrayKeith Grayپیش 12 روز
  • Which cases do the best job of keeping out dust?

    Jack HowellJack Howellپیش 12 روز
    • All cases will get some dust in them. But the Lian Li O11 is good at keeping kost dust out while having good airflow.

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    • You can always DIY, buy some female stockings and tear it down to size to filter out dusts for you case.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 10 روز
  • buy nvidia

    mrPmj00mrPmj00پیش 12 روز
  • i just got a auros master 3070 from the newegg shuffle

    Brenden MooreBrenden Mooreپیش 12 روز
  • Probing Paul - Why do we have to have a zillion RTX card models, that we can't easily buy. Why can't they all just build RTX3080's, one model per maker. Seems like that would get the product to market faster. In addition, since the actual retail prices of the less expensive cards are more the the $699 founder's addition, I don't see any reason to have 3070's and 3060's right now, maybe later when they can actually supply them. How much of this stuff is being diverted to Crypto mining and never reaching retailers??? Thanks for all that you do for us.

    Mongo Go BangMongo Go Bangپیش 12 روز
    • Because not everyone wants or needs a 3080

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  • my take is sell your old gpu and buy a new gpu you are not gonna lose any money its even

    Hokou XHokou Xپیش 12 روز
  • I haven't gamed in 6 months because I sold my gpu, thinking I could get a 3080. 🙁

    John HowellJohn Howellپیش 12 روز
    • Feels bad man

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  • Hey Paul was just wondering if you've got any ideas of what some who is really eager to build computers but has already built one and dosent have any other reason to build one should do?

    Jacob FisherJacob Fisherپیش 12 روز
  • my hardest flex is I gotta a new 1060 in march 2021 (only taken out of package to test once) for 130 euros. This guy bought a shit ton of em but wanted the 6g for mining and accidentally bought a lot of 3g's so had to get rid of them..

    Julianne VorkJulianne Vorkپیش 13 روز
  • Been out of pc gaming for few years. I have AMD fx3850 with ROG 1060 strix. So definately bottlenecked. I want to build a quality productivity PC for editing. Should I start from scratch or could I upgrade what I have?

    Phil's NerdyversePhil's Nerdyverseپیش 13 روز
  • Hi, I just want to say, good job. You acknowledge that giveaways are for views, and that needs to be said. I hope you are doing well, keep being great and down to earth.

    Chris KriskaChris Kriskaپیش 13 روز
  • Well me and my cousin both won the Newegg shuffle Monday. My cousin won 3 hours before me and I thought there was no chance I could win on the same day and I did. My wife thought I was having a heart attack. I was hoping for an RTX3080 but the settled for a 3070. I feel like my cousin and I just proved lightning can strike twice in the same spot one after another.

    David BlandDavid Blandپیش 13 روز
  • Not sure of the veracity of his claims but GamerMeld talked of a rumor that Zen 3 Threadripper CPUs will roll out in August..... So here's hoping!

    VileDeeds77VileDeeds77پیش 13 روز
  • Answer: no

    alejandro justinianoalejandro justinianoپیش 14 روز
  • They ues auto - bot ,rtx3xxxx u cant buy forever

    Mcree MeiMcree Meiپیش 14 روز
  • No incentive to produce more product. Keep supplies low and make 100% more with fewer workers. No real competition. I work in construction, same with lumber. Why bring production back to 100% when lumber is 300% not expansive with 2/4 workers.

    BretBretپیش 15 روز
  • 1660 for 700$ sounds like a Deal. LMAOOOO not

    PhilslayaPhilslayaپیش 15 روز
    • I saw someone even bought a prebuilt with 1660 for $3k. Gotta say rich people are all around.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 13 روز
  • I've entirely given up on getting a GPU. my 5700 XT died in august last year and the prices are just so out of control that I can't get any parts at all. I don't even have a CPU cooler right now. All mail carriers here are weeks behind and it just sucks

    boxxytcgboxxytcgپیش 15 روز
    • @boxxytcg Wtf is this scam? Is this how they treat their customers? Tf

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 13 روز
    • @Mr Anderson it was under warranty. I contacted the manufacturer had said they sent a used one. By December I asked them where it was. They said they had no idea I even asked for a replacement and said they sent one for real that time, as of February of this year upon contacting AMD I was formally told to fuck off.

      boxxytcgboxxytcgپیش 13 روز
    • Hmm, that GPU should be still within warranty no? Get it RMA-ed if possible.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 13 روز
  • I suggest no one buys any gpu and wait for9 months, the dynamics of eth is transforming towards non gpu mining.

    imeldo marcosimeldo marcosپیش 15 روز
    • Ah shit, gotta stock up on CPU then in case it turns CPU computational mining.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 13 روز
  • Welp,..Ebay has a ton of brand new open box PC's right now,..all needing graphics cards.

    itsclearitsclearپیش 15 روز
  • Thank you so much for telling me about NewEgg Shuffle! Ive been trying to replace a dying 1050 since October and Ive been deadlocked since I decided to wait for the 30 series to drop the price of the 20s (this obviously did not happen)

    TheXnautTheXnautپیش 15 روز
  • What BIOS do you like working with the most, ASUS, MSI, ASROCK, or GIGABYTE?

    rspantherrspantherپیش 15 روز
  • I just bought 2, a 3090 in the best buy drop for my main rig and a 3070 for my kids. It's certainly possible, you just need to be persistent, smart (educate yourself on when drops will be occurring) and a little lucky.

    HitmannDDDHitmannDDDپیش 16 روز
  • I'll sell you my RX 5700 xt for 2000 USD.

    Gladimir SavinonGladimir Savinonپیش 16 روز
  • Have you done a review of Starlink?

    Dennis SDennis Sپیش 16 روز
  • Probing Paul? Is that self deprecation, a sad nickname or truth?

    HumanOddity69HumanOddity69پیش 16 روز
  • If you live in the US like a friend of mine who travelled 600 miles to buy one, it is possible... if you live in Europe like me, you are fucked, the only way to buy one is using a bot from Github.

    Deathspeaker JurdannDeathspeaker Jurdannپیش 16 روز
  • Yeah there's a way. Go on Amazon and pay 3 times the msrp for one and you could get one from a third party seller. It may or may not be what you paid for, but you'll have a graphics card, hopefully maybe.

    I Pooped A HammerI Pooped A Hammerپیش 16 روز
    • There's a better way, buy from best buy. I got a 3090 for MSRP yesterday

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  • If this isn’t a sign to buy crypto then I don’t know what is

    Carlos AnayaCarlos Anayaپیش 16 روز
  • LOL I was literally on best buy's website when it launched yellow and I still couldn't get one.

    Captain CulpeperCaptain Culpeperپیش 16 روز
    • You need to be faster

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  • How to buy a GPU these days? Sure. Buy a complete pre-built system with the GPU. Or buy just the GPU from a scalper. It's the same price either way.

    quantumacquantumacپیش 17 روز
  • I need a GTX980 in a bad way

    Ken St. PierreKen St. Pierreپیش 17 روز
  • Probing Paul request. I’ve never cared about integrated graphics before, but with the shortage of GPUs, can you comment or make a video comparing AMD versus Intel, which CPUs actually have usable integrated graphics, and what kind of performance you can get out of them? The idea of using it as a stopgap until GPUs are back is becoming more and more intriguing!

    rgraconrgraconپیش 17 روز
  • I have an RX 580 4gb sitting around. What would be the absolute best cpu to pair with it?

    The Nimble NinjaThe Nimble Ninjaپیش 17 روز
  • Lol dang man I'm trying so hard to figure out how to get a gpu and cpu that can last but it's so confusing. I dont know how to get good help and ive not even started.

    Sunshine HadesSunshine Hadesپیش 17 روز
  • B&H Photo would also be a place to check.

    Daniel SilvermanDaniel Silvermanپیش 17 روز
  • AMDs GPUs are on Ebay for only like 200$ over msrp Ive seen the rx6800xt for like 880$. If you cabt wait maybe thats a good purchaise

    ZockerCam MinecraftZockerCam Minecraftپیش 17 روز
  • I was able to get all the hard to find items. Ryzen 9 5900x and an Nvidia 3080. Came installed in my Origin PC that took 7 weeks to get. I must say, feels good being in the 1% club for the first time in my life.

    RedshiftRedshiftپیش 18 روز
  • 0/12 NewEgg Shuffle :(

    OdseusOdseusپیش 18 روز
  • If they sold them IN-STORES ONLY, that's a thought. They have been doing this on purpose. Those bots that are buying them immediately is Nvidia itself. They themselves are starting new accounts on eBay, etc and buying it from themselves and then overpricing them on those platforms. They are slick!

    WolfieIsFamousWolfieIsFamousپیش 18 روز
  • I hate that the crypto idiots are taking our GPUs

    David KYSDavid KYSپیش 18 روز
  • Hey Paul, how many systems have you built overall, do you think?

    Y. ShakedY. Shakedپیش 19 روز
  • Im running a vega 64 with 2 ultra wide monitors, do i need to plug both my monitors into the GPU. Or can i plug the one in not gaming on into my motherboard, since discord and you tube arent as demanding

    Dayvon SunshineDayvon Sunshineپیش 19 روز
  • Just when my vega 64 starts to run hot

    Dayvon SunshineDayvon Sunshineپیش 19 روز
  • seems like communism with people lining up to pay first for inferior technology and then wait for it... unethical predatory commercialism is clearly the evil doer here.

    symbolsandsystemssymbolsandsystemsپیش 19 روز
  • If you don’t want to pay double triple the price tell your friends to tell their friends to tell their friends to tell their friends don’t buy from scalpers and don’t spend more than retail

    Truth hurts J.J. AbramsTruth hurts J.J. Abramsپیش 19 روز
  • What bull shit this is lol people spending thousands and thousands of dollars for computer to play video games that most $400 game console can play

    Truth hurts J.J. AbramsTruth hurts J.J. Abramsپیش 19 روز
    • 400 consoles play at low frame rates and bad resolutions.

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  • I have a few sealed for sale

    Tyler GamecastTyler Gamecastپیش 19 روز
  • So you have to win a giveaway. 🤣

    MobileDecayMobileDecayپیش 19 روز
  • If you have a car for me, I have a GPU for you.

    asdfghjklasdfghjklپیش 19 روز
  • Another solution is to get an APU. Yeah, it's not a discrete option but at least you can game.

    StadiumOfShiteStadiumOfShiteپیش 19 روز
  • Is the 3080 still the one to get?

    Hero1117Hero1117پیش 19 روز
    • 3090

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 19 روز
  • I just built a PC with a Ryzen 7 2700X, and I'm stuck with a GT 1030 for a while. It's quite depressing being stuck with such a terrible GPU.

    Ashton CAshton Cپیش 19 روز
  • You kidding me I built a rig and went with a 2060 just for a placement till I can get a 3080 or 6800xt or 6900xt

    Joseph PezzutiJoseph Pezzutiپیش 20 روز
  • Idk how or why he thinks we'll have gpus available I'm Q3. Lol nah the shortage will continue for the rest of the year until you can't mine ETH anymore and ETHs value is only increasing, extending the incentive for miners to buy gpus, increasing gpu value.

    Leo ZunigaLeo Zunigaپیش 20 روز
  • So glad I bought my MSI Aegis that came with an RTX 3080 and an Intel 10700kf for $1899 back in December.

    Zero 8880Zero 8880پیش 20 روز
    • omfg what a steal, that should be like 2800 not no 1899, who you did a favor for.

      grandcanyon2grandcanyon2پیش 12 روز
  • Hey Paul you should look in to providing the cards to LTT for their verified gamer program. So you can get something out of the cards. You do have a new little one kicking around now.

    Ryzen GamersRyzen Gamersپیش 20 روز
  • I'm actually pretty pissed that shuffle isn't available in Canada. Instead we have to buy them at a markup from America.

    Josh VamosJosh Vamosپیش 20 روز
  • Facebook market place, it's not the action you wanted, but it's the action you can get.

    GandalfTheP1mpGandalfTheP1mpپیش 20 روز
  • WOW I didnt know you did videos for views *SHOKING* A truely Unique youtuber!

    xIChanSenpiIxxIChanSenpiIxپیش 20 روز
  • sellers have seen how much we are willing to pay 1500 for something thats only 499 they will never allow the stock levels to improve, it would be like throwing away money! we just cut our own throats, if i had a bunch suckers like us who would pay 4 or 5 times what i wanted for something i wouldn't try to make things better either! supply and demand why would they improve supply to make less money?

    Antoine FinchAntoine Finchپیش 20 روز
  • 12 hours at a micro center seems to work for me. oh also they have to post the list the night before or you have to gamble that you'll get nothing..

    Joey KeilholzJoey Keilholzپیش 20 روز
  • so noone gonna talk about motherboards and all amd cpus ...

    Child Didler PoliceChild Didler Policeپیش 20 روز
  • instead of having giveaway why not give it to me straightaway 😞

    NERONEROپیش 21 روز
  • Lol as if the Newegg shuffle is at MSRP...

    Brandan GasparBrandan Gasparپیش 21 روز
  • Why not recommend laptops? The newer laptops are coming out with the laptop variations of 3060s, 70s and 80s.. It’s much better than just sitting on your thumb.

    Aman uelAman uelپیش 21 روز
    • Because a laptop doesn't work for everyone.

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  • Cool !

    gamefluxgamefluxپیش 21 روز
  • Short answer to the title is go to a physical store

    BeastkingmanBeastkingmanپیش 21 روز
  • Where is probing paul #56?

    Craig OlbertCraig Olbertپیش 21 روز
  • Solutions to bots/scalping - have a fixed number of units that can only be purchased in stores -have anti bot systems on websites -have a limit to how many units can be purchase on website at a time and have a cool down (5-7 days)

    Drew CovingtonDrew Covingtonپیش 21 روز
    • You know it is sensible, I know it is sensible, retailers know it is ethical and fair to buyers and most PC builders agree with you. But in the end, business is business, why would retailers cripple themselves to be "fair". Anything goes in the name of profit.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 19 روز
  • Is there a standard size for PC case badges? And will you sell an 18x18mm Thumbscrew sticker in your Store, so that I can replace the Lian Li logo on the front of my PC-TU100?

    Simon BSimon Bپیش 21 روز
  • Glad to see a vega on camera as its not talked about much anymore.

    Minecraft PC303Minecraft PC303پیش 21 روز
  • Hi Paul! Love all your videos. I have a question for your next Probing Paul. Does a usb hub like a generic Anker hub will decrease usb performance if I have many component plugued to it?

    NicolasNicolasپیش 21 روز
  • Hey Paul & everyone, I've been looking to buy a new(ish) GPU for months now, since I built my first PC. NO luck obviously. This is the first I have heard of the newegg shuffle, which I think is great. Like most people, I check the newegg site constantly for in stock. I have a few noob questions.... 1. Where is the "shuffle-link" button directly from the newegg site? (Yes, I know I can just click the link above.) 2. Today, there was an event, and I submitted for a couple of items, but, it never asked for my e-mail address? I am assuming since I was signed in to the newegg site, it used my account email? 3. Still waiting to hear anything even though the results should have been posted hours ago, so, then...only winners get notified? With all that said, thank you Paul for all your information. All the best. Cheers.

    Alpha 6Alpha 6پیش 22 روز
  • I got a 3070 around launch for $700 because I was impatient. Finally found a decent deal on a 3090 Kingpin of all things on StockX last week. Assuming I actually receive it, I'll call it a steal considering the lesser 3090 models are going for a similar price on Ebay.

    Justin BaughmanJustin Baughmanپیش 22 روز
  • DOnt want a 3xxx series video card ridiculous to pay those prices.. Not that desperate. What about allthe 2xxxx? What about AMD? Second hand market is ridiculously overpriced as well.

    redtestaredtestaپیش 22 روز
  • OMG I can't take GPU Hell anymore Plz make it stop

    Guy FerranteGuy Ferranteپیش 22 روز
  • LOL I missed the shuffle today by 5 minutes, pain

    Jacob ScaffJacob Scaffپیش 22 روز
  • We can go outside, the graphics are better there

    Jordan RansteadJordan Ransteadپیش 22 روز
  • I'm looking to build a full AMD pc build. What AMD GPU is equivalent to a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti?

    Rebel BishopRebel Bishopپیش 22 روز
  • We love you glorious leader!

    TheDecree93TheDecree93پیش 22 روز
  • maybe support a charity with the giveaway- have ppl donate to enter the drawing

    PokemonCrystalPokemonCrystalپیش 22 روز
  • Epic, where AMD makes more money with... You heard it guys, it's not going to be the Radeon ones, thus no GPUs in the near future... It's always more money, more money, it will never gonna be enough money... Like it's not enough having A house, you need a bigger house, car, whatever... Buying a freaking GPU has become harder than winning the lottery nowadays. I am so pissed off with all this bullshit...

    danius ridesdanius ridesپیش 22 روز
  • You do it for views though. no need to get upset

    Mon Deus ExMon Deus Exپیش 22 روز
  • right now i have a really old build from 2014 with a i5 devils canyon, 8gb ddr3 @1333, and a pny 1050ti 4gb that replaced my evga 960 2gb oc the 1050ti is really worn out and struggles and i don't think the older 960 2gb will play any new game at all. i have no idea what to do is this thing were to just die.

    Kudo ShinichiKudo Shinichiپیش 22 روز
    • Buy a pre built

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