How far would you go to buy a new graphics card?

How far would you go to buy a new graphics card?

How far would you go to buy a new graphics card?

Today’s PC hardware launches come with unprecedented levels of demand, owing thanks to the sizable shift in pricing and performance that have been brought about with the latest CPU and GPU releases. This has been especially true for AMD’s Zen 2 CPU launches in 2019, and Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 releases this September. 

Today, October 29th, is launch day for Nvidia RTX 3070 series of graphics cards. In our review for Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Founders Edition, we found that this graphics card delivered RTX 2080 Ti-like levels of performance for less than half of the RTX 2080 Ti’s original MSRP. With this in mind, it is clear that this graphics card will be in high demand when retailers start selling their stocks at 1 PM GMT. 

When new hardware launches are almost always supply-constrained, a question always arises. How far would you go to get your hands on the latest and greatest PC hardware?

Through, Shailendra Shelley Raja, the Founder and Chairman of Scan Computers, we were informed that a hardware enthusiast has camped outside of Scan UK’s Bolton warehouse, presumably to get an RTX 3070 graphics card as soon as they are available. 

When discussing the situation on social media, Scan’s kingpin stated that “Yes, it still happens! And yes he WILL get his 3070!”. On top of that, Shelley also claimed that “I’ll be buying this guy a free breaky”. Let’s hope that this dedicated enthusiast does get his RTX 3070 and his free breakfast.

Upon seeing Shelley’s Tweet, Kingston UK’s PR team stepped in to tell Scan’s chief to “give the guy a Kingston SSD!”, saying that “That kind of dedication deserves recognition in this day & age !”. Props to Scan and Kingston for improving that guy’s day. 

How far would you go to buy a new graphics card?


Would you brave the late October weather of northern England to improve your chances of getting an RTX 3070? You can join the discussion on Scan UK’s RTX 3070 camper on the OC3D Forums.