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EVGA is making it easier for NVIDIA fans to score a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090, which, according to CEO Jensen Huang, are selling like hot cakes due to unprecedented demand. A queue-based notification system has been implemented, meaning that stock availability notifications will be delivered in the order that they were received.

Normally, these are pretty useless for high-demand products because they’re sent out to everybody at once, but EVGA’s change should make it easier to get a GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card when they become available (as you might expect, every card is out of stock right now).

There is one caveat, though: you only have five hours to place your purchase from the time you receive your notification. Otherwise, your “pre-order” will be released for someone else to snag.

“We have made some changes to the checkout process for EVGA.com 30 Series orders,” EVGA_JacobF wrote. “Now we are using a queue based notification system.”

“To sign up, use the notification button on the product you would like to be notified for. For everyone who already used the notify button previously, you are already entered. Once product is available (and it is your turn to purchase), you will receive a secure email that will allow you to purchase the product that you received a notification for. Please note that you have 5 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 5 hours, the product will be released back into queue system.”

“Also note that your email address that was used for the notify system MUST MATCH an email that has a registered EVGA account, if an account is not available with that email, you will need to create one before you can purchase.”

“Also note that this system will be available for US store first and evaluating for other regions.”

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  1. Might be worth trying.

    I mean, are EVGA cards among the ones we suspect have bad capacitors though?

    I know they were shipping them without boxes for a while. If you cant even get the box right, it is difficult to trust the company.

  2. Might be worth trying.

    I mean, are EVGA cards among the ones we suspect have bad capacitors though?

    I know they were shipping them without boxes for a while. If you cant even get the box right, it is difficult to trust the company.

    There are no bad capacitors.

  3. Better. I’d still a proper backorder or deposit system… but hey, if they want to reinvent the wheel maybe this works out better.
  4. Glad they’re at least trying to do something. Not sure if its the best choice, but at least its something. Kudos to them for the effort though.
  5. Word must have gotten out.
    Website crashed twice while I was checking to see if I still had an account.
    I like this idea.
    I wonder how many months until I get to the head of the line.
  6. They are all above MSRP. Some by a lot.

    Of course only the base model is going to be at MSRP. And, at least when I viewed it, the base model was right at the MSRP of $1,499 (but only because it had a curious "Instant Rebate" of $30)

  7. Meh, I looked at their 3090 cards.

    They are all above MSRP. Some by a lot.

    $1499

  8. Meanwhile, I’m curious about the Hybrid 3090 pricing and when that will be available..

    I must have misremembered the MSRP, I thought it was supposed to be $1399 for "normal" cards, and $1499 for Founders Edition.

    Maybe that was just one of the last rumors before launch.

  9. The response time has been posted to be 8 hours, not 5.
    stated in both the forums and the front page.
    "To sign up, use the notification button on the product you would like to be notified for. For everyone who already used the notify button previously, you are already entered. Once product is available (and it is your turn to purchase), you will receive a secure email that will allow you to purchase the product that you received a notification for. Please note that you have 8 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 8 hours, the product will be released back into queue system." (forum quote)

    " Please note that you have 8 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 8 hours, the product will be released back into queue system." (front page of 30 series)

  10. I must have misremembered the MSRP, I thought it was supposed to be $1399 for "normal" cards, and $1499 for Founders Edition.

    Maybe that was just one of the last rumors before launch.

    It’s what people assumed it would be, but FE prices are not $100 over the base SRP anymore.

    The response time has been posted to be 8 hours, not 5.
    stated in both the forums and the front page.
    "To sign up, use the notification button on the product you would like to be notified for. For everyone who already used the notify button previously, you are already entered. Once product is available (and it is your turn to purchase), you will receive a secure email that will allow you to purchase the product that you received a notification for. Please note that you have 8 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 8 hours, the product will be released back into queue system." (forum quote)

    " Please note that you have 8 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 8 hours, the product will be released back into queue system." (front page of 30 series)

    The original forum post said 5 hours. The change to 8 hours must have happened after that. The top post on the thread has been extensively edited since I first saw it.

  11. People are reporting they’re already getting notifications. The e-mail still says 5 hours instead of 8.

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    Could be whoever is doing the edits on the page hasn’t gotten around to the email auto-replies. In either case, I wouldn’t chance it and wait for 8 hours to go by. God only knows what else hasn’t been changed in the system.

  12. I signed up for an RTX 3090. We’ll see how that goes.

    I’ve been F5ing away on NewEgg off and on for the last few weeks. Last night I got the semi-usual tease but this time with both EVGA 3080 and 3090’s at the same time. Added to cart two or three times only to have removed at checkout. After the third time, both went back to out of stock. It’ll be interesting to see if this approach works out better.

  13. I’ve been F5ing away on NewEgg off and on for the last few weeks. Last night I got the semi-usual tease but this time with both EVGA 3080 and 3090’s at the same time. Added to cart two or three times only to have removed at checkout. After the third time, both went back to out of stock. It’ll be interesting to see if this approach works out better.

    I’m just curious as to how long it will take.

  14. ^^I signed up on 9/17 at 8:21AM and the last batch of e-mails was sent to people who signed up about an hour ahead of me.

    It’s a completely meaningless data point, but it gives me hope of getting it soon-ish, lol.

  15. ^^I signed up on 9/17 at 8:21AM and the last batch of e-mails was sent to people who signed up about an hour ahead of me.

    It’s a completely meaningless data point, but it gives me hope of getting it soon-ish, lol.

    I signed up yesterday. So, I imagine I’ll be waiting for awhile.

  16. Is it just me or is it mostly just EVGA that is still selling cards? They are pretty uncomon ever here and theit queue system is not implemented here yet anyways but I don’t hear or see anything much with the other brands well other then that miserably failed Gigabyte thingie some days ago.
  17. Is it just me or is it mostly just EVGA that is still selling cards? They are pretty uncomon ever here and theit queue system is not implemented here yet anyways but I don’t hear or see anything much with the other brands well other then that miserably failed Gigabyte thingie some days ago.

    EVGA is a US-based company and largest AIB in this country for NVIDIA gaming processors. I don’t know if their sell forward volumes or higher than, say, ASUS or PNY. But that is the primary reason you do not see much of them in other parts of the world.

  18. Is it just me or is it mostly just EVGA that is still selling cards? They are pretty uncomon ever here and theit queue system is not implemented here yet anyways but I don’t hear or see anything much with the other brands well other then that miserably failed Gigabyte thingie some days ago.

    EVGA are one of the more highly regarded Nvidia board partners over here.

    Brands are a little bit different from country to country.

    We rarely or never get boards by some brands that are popular in europe over here.

    Different board partners are bigger in different markets.

  19. EVGA are one of the more highly regarded Nvidia board partners over here.

    I just tought they were smaller compared to companies like Asus, MSI and Gigabyte which are the most common ones around here but they seem to be the most active atm, well from what little info I see online about 30xx card sales.

    Other brands like Inno3D, gainward and pallit I have less confidence as it is harder to find reliable info about their hardware.

  20. Other brands like Inno3D, gainward and pallit I have less confidence as it is harder to find reliable info about their hardware.

    I when I first got into PC’s years ago Gainward seemed to be fairly popular if I remember correctly, but don’t see them as much anymore.

  21. I when I first got into PC’s years ago Gainward seemed to be fairly popular if I remember correctly, but don’t see them as much anymore.

    Yeah, I feel like Gainward was everywhere 20 years ago, but that they have either left th eU.S. market, or otherwise scaled back in later years. No idea.

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