People in here told me that a 1000w was overkill even for a 4090 so i grabbed an 850w over the 1000w i wanted to buy initially.There were a number of factors that pushed me towards just grabbing the 4080:
So that left me with either getting a 3080/ti or what I've ended up going for. Considering the cheapest new 3080 in my country is still over $800 and $900 for the ti variant it would be foolish to spend that much on a last gen card having waited for so long. I've had the money set aside for what feels like forever now and the Witcher 3 next gen launches soon so it will immediately be put to good use.
- I currently have a 750w PSU, would need to upgrade it if I got a 4090
- The 4080 I managed to get (and it was the only one I wanted) is smaller than all of the 4090's with the exception of the liquid cooled ones and fits my current case - no case upgrade required
- The price delta between the cheaper 4080s and the cheapest 4090s where I live is ~$500
- On the AMD side there will be no AIB cards for their new models this year apparently, and for my use case it won't end well since they have not added support for the codecs the quest 2 needs.
- The only 4090 I would have got if it were available is the msi liquid suprim because that would have only required a power supply upgrade in addition, not also a case upgrade. That card has been impossible to find in stock at a reasonable price. I've seen it for upwards of $2500.
For me, from the card I'm coming from and for what I'll be using it for it makes sense, but I can understand why most other people are critical of the current prices, especially if they are currently sitting on a higher end 3xxx series card.
Did i fucked up?
(Consider that i don't overclock nothing between ram\cpu\gpu)
I'm gonna be pissed if this thing doesn't endure for at least 2 gpu changes...(the one i'm buying now and the next one)