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My setup has a goddamn 3080 in it and cost less than that. What the hell did you spend it all on?

It was shockingly easy:

  • Fancy mini-itx case (200 bucks)
  • New AM5 CPU (250ish bucks)
  • Compatible mini-itx motherboard (350 bucks)
  • SSD and RAM (120ish bucks)
  • GPU (200 bucks)
  • Low profile cooler (45 bucks)
  • Power supply (180 bucks)
  • Taxes (100ish bucks)

Turns out mini-itx builds with new hardware will kick your wallet’s ass.

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Yeah, I love small builds but the mini ITX components can get pricey. Counterintuitively, the big RGB gaming mega tower form factor can end up saving you money.

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What are you doing that needs a 3080?!

Preparing to selfhost ai in the near future maybe.

@Lexica@sh.itjust.works
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Yeah, actually. And gaming, obviously. :)

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I have a 3080ti and when I eventually upgrade to the 50 series in a couple years that’s exactly what I’m gonna do with the old card.

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I assume it’s a gaming setup, not an htpc setup?

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Good point, didn’t think it could be a gaming HTPC

Why not both?

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You could certainly do both, but there are advantages to having a separate lower spec, low-power machine do your media. It keeps your electric bill lower, and it keeps your very expensive gaming hardware running longer.

Especially with how expensive and power-hungry GPUs are today.

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Pure diamond HDMI cables

You could hang a dictator on that cable and I’d still call it an overprice!

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