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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    What do you mean abandoned? I can see EVGA items for sale at multiple places here in the UK.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    What do you mean abandoned? I can see EVGA items for sale at multiple places here in the UK.
    Shut down their UK RMA centre and their GPU's are being sold in the UK by a 3rd party importer, not by EVGA themselves.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.
    Every macbook has come with such a lead for at least the last two years - the power adaptors are just 3 pin to USB-C then you use a USB-C to USB-C lead from the plug to the laptop, which is handy for charging your phone instead if you need it, so yeah, I've got several such leads lying around which I don't mind being able to use from a PC as well.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards
    Me also but more as I used it to connect my Oculus Rift to my PC - single cable carrying the Sensor & Headset HDMI signal rather than needing to faff with multiple cables. It's a shame more people didn't use it

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    It will be the cost of EVGA doing business in Europe impacting their bottom line, things like imports, regulation and consumer protection. EVGA make good products but I feel they have lost their way with the added customer service they used to be known for e.g. the 'Step Up Programme' is basically rigged against offering any real value by how what & when they choose to release products

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.
    I've got them with several pieces of music equipment, of all things. If they're not common in your life now, they will be soon (especially after USB4 unifies USB-C and Thunderbolt)

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    With you on that one. It makes it a hell of a lot simpler and it's a shame they're on on these cards.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    "We like that EVGA restrains the form factor to what it describes as a 2.2-slot affair."

    I don't get this, how is this advantageous to anybody? Slots work in integer values, you either use a slot, or you don't. 2.2 is still taking up 3 slots which renders usually your next PCIe x16 slot inoperable.

    If you're going to go into 3 slots, make use of it and beef up the heatsink.

    Can we get anything that spills over into the third slot labelled with a con in reviews?

    Having a useful PC that can game on is getting harder and harder these days with stuff like this. Cards all take up extra slots, and cases increasingly come without even a single 5.25" - which means they can put in more LEDs, but come on! We're not all teenagers.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Every macbook has come with such a lead for at least the last two years - the power adaptors are just 3 pin to USB-C then you use a USB-C to USB-C lead from the plug to the laptop, which is handy for charging your phone instead if you need it, so yeah, I've got several such leads lying around which I don't mind being able to use from a PC as well.
    Oh yeah duh, completely blanked on the Apple ecosystem there.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Not just there. My mother recently got a 2019 Merc a200, the usb ports in front and back are C ports. I've used USB C on my phone for 3 or 4 years now so have a few c to c cables in use in various places. It seems to be replacing the usual A to C system. In general I think that's a good thing, cables fit both directions, smaller heads make it easier to thread etc.

    I think the fact there's a few more USB C monitors around now makes it a bit more surprising that it's been dropped.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    The GPU Apocalypse is upon us, all bets are off

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    I bought one of these - GPUz says it maxes at 340 watts. Wow
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Got a new 3XS system coming this week with one of these cards, cannot wait to start gaming on the big screen !!
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