OK. So I signed up for the original version of the 3060, but now I'm thinking I might want the new 12 GB version. So I tried to sign up for this version under My Notifies, but I couldn't see any buttons or menus to do the signup. Does that mean you are allowed to do just one signup at a time?
$299 for a 3060 might be just right for me. Or maybe that $175 3050. I'm not a gamer, just a Lightroom and Photoshop user so I need a decent GPU. But money not spent on that new vid card is money that's available for an AIO cooler to replace the stock AMD cooler. Or a hundred other items.
I'm rocking an AMD 3900X in an ASUS Strix-E board. After reading a lot of threads I have decided that I'm going to get an AIO cooler for the CPU, but I'm not going to try to overclock it. I will tweak my RAM settings.
Agree that the glory days of oc'ing CPUs is behind us. In a way, that's...
So I have an AMD 3900X, and I have not tried any overclocking yet. But from what I have read,
I can improve AMD's auto-overclocking by replacing the AMD Wraith cooler with a better one, maybe an AIO.
I can improve overall performance somewhat by boosting RAM to 3800, but not more than that...