Gen-1 Kodo Design
- Denver, CO
- 2014 CX-5 Touring
Yeah, unfortunately its very hard to get a hold of high end Nvidia cards right now. 20-series because they stopped making them in July or August, and 30-series because they are brand new.@7eregrine @ColoradoDriver
Good stuff guys! Still researching a bit regarding the video card. At the moment I have only been looking at pcpartpicker for pricing. That is where I got the $880 for the 3070 card. They listed the 2070 at Staples for $459 but OOS. Only other price I saw for it there was $767 on Amazon. Judging by your response in price to the 3080, I am guessing that $767 for the 2070 is ludicrous as well.
I was looking at the i7 9700K but at $75 more than the i5 it doesn't seem like a good deal. If upgrading to the i7, I think the 10700K is better but add $100. Knowing the i5 will work just fine I'm inclined to throw that extra hundy at something else.
A brand new 2070 should be $500-$600. More than that for a 2 year old card is not great. Nvidia never discounted them since 30-series scarcity so MSRP is what you should be looking out for.
Actually it is Wednesday tomorrow. Check out EVGA's mid-week madness sale here and see if they throw up any cards you are interested in. https://www.evga.com/midweekmadness/
For CPU unless he is game streaming, video editing, and other professional work like that, then an i5 is fine.