NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Information

 

NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Information

 

RTX Availability Table

RTX Cards in Stock Now. This table explains which cards have restrictions as well as our shipping policies for each one.

 

GPU
In-Store
Shipping
RTX 3060

• Bundle with 3 additional parts

 

With a Full System Build (Pick Your Parts)

RTX 3060 Ti

 
• Bundle with 3 additional parts
 
 
 
RTX 3070
 
 
Or
 
Bundle with 3 additional parts
 
 
 
 
RTX 3070 Ti
 
 

With a Full System Build (Pick Your Parts)

Or

EVGA 2-Part Bundle

RTX 3080

Available as system build (pick your own parts)

With a Full System Build (Pick Your Parts)
RTX 3080 Ti
 
 
RTX 3090
 
 
 
Qualifying components for bundle purchase: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Storage Drive, Cooler, PSU and Case. (Duplicates do not count)

 

Step-Up from GTX 1650 Super or 1660 Super

If you're looking for a Nvidia RTX 30 GPU without bundle requirements, we have EVGA 1650 Super and 1660 Super GPU's available as GPU's only without any bundle requirements. Pick one up today, register the product with EVGA's Step-up Program within 14 days and choose to step up to any EVGA RTX 30 card. You will still have to wait for your spot in line, but you will have a GPU to use in the meantime. Ask us for full details.

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RTX 30-Series Updates

We will post info about major shipments and policy/restrictions updates here.
Click on the date to expand for details

7/28/2021 | Standalone sale available on select models

We’re expanding the make/model of Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPU’s that are available standalone In-Store Only (no shipping). Now available in-store for standalone purchase are some models of EVGA 3070 Ti, 3080 Ti, and 3090. This is added to a some MSI and Zotac models, click the button below for the full list. These changes are in response to our suppliers’ bundle requirements dropping and supply availability being better. As the situation evolves, we will continue to adjust how we sell these cards, hopefully making it simpler.

Rules/Limitations

  • - Must be Preferred Savings Member (Free Discount Program) in order to purchase the card. If you're not a member, you can just sign up in-store.
  • - In-Store purchase only. No Shipping.
  • - Limited to our on-hand stock.
  • - No holds or reservations. First come, first served.
  • - Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
7/20/2021 | EVGA RTX 3070/3070 Ti Shipping Bundle Update

We're now offering EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR and 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra GPU's with two (2) part bundles [Here]. For your bundle, you can choose between an EVGA keyboard or PSU and PSU. Please read below for more details.

Available Model
EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR
08G-P5-3755-KL
$819.95
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra
08G-P5-3797-KL
$959.95

Pick any two of the following items:

Bundle Details

  • - Available GPU's: EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR (08G-P5-3755-KL) and EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra (08G-P5-3797-KL).
  • - Bundle with two (2) additional components. Choice of EVGA keyboard or PSU (See above list).
  • - Limited to stock on hand.

Rules/Limitations

  • - Limit to 1 GPU per customer. Any attempt to order multiple GPU's will have their orders cancelled.
  • - Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
7/17/2021 | EVGA RTX 3070/3070 Ti Bundle Update

We're now offering EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR and 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra GPU's with one (1) part bundles [Here]. (We are now able to buy these from suppliers with just a 1-piece bundle, ourselves.) For your bundle, you can choose between an EVGA keyboard or PSU. Please read below for more details.

Available Model
EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR
08G-P5-3755-KL
$819.95
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra
08G-P5-3797-KL
$959.95

Pick any one of the following items:

Bundle Details

  • - Available GPU's: EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra LHR (08G-P5-3755-KL) and EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra (08G-P5-3797-KL).
  • - Bundle with one (1) additional components. Choice of EVGA keyboard or PSU (See above list).
  • - Limited to stock on hand.

Rules/Limitations

  • - Must be Preferred Savings Member (Free Discount Program) in order to purchase the card. We will sign you up if you are not a member. To learn more, Click Here
  • - In-store only. No shipping.
  • - Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
6/29/2021 | RTX 3060 Standalone Drop (SOLD OUT)

We just got a good batch of EVGA RTX 3060 XC Gaming cards! So we’re selling a bunch as standalone purchases (no bundle requirements). If you’re looking for these RTX 30-series cards, there are 10 of these per store, for standalone purchase. Standalone conditions apply while this supply lasts, so if they don’t sell out tonight, then they’ll still be available Saturday, and until they’re gone.

EVGA RTX 3060 XC Gaming
(12G-P5-3657-KR)
$499.95

  • Must be Preferred Savings Member (Free Discount Program) in order to purchase the card. We will sign you up if you are not a member. To learn more, Click Here
  • Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
6/25/2021 | RTX 3090 Standalone Drop (SOLD OUT)

We just got a good batch of EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 cards! So we’re selling a bunch as standalone purchases (no bundle requirements). If you’re looking for the big dog of RTX 30-series cards, there are 5 of these per store, for standalone purchase. Standalone conditions apply while this supply lasts, so if they don’t sell out tonight, then they’ll still be available Saturday, and until they’re gone.

EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming
( 24G-P5-3987-KR)
$2,199.95

  • Must be Preferred Savings Member (Free Discount Program) in order to purchase the card. We will sign you up if you are not a member. To learn more, Click Here
  • Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
6/18/2021 | RTX 3080 Ti Raffle #2 (ENDED)

Model available for raffle:
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra

We've got a second batch of Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti cards! Once again, we think the only reasonable and fair way to sell these is by raffling off the right to buy them.

The prices on these are high, but we're not making money on these. Our costs are really high and we're trying to make this fun, rather than make a profit.

And we want to give a little bonus reward to those who tried to win in the first raffle, everyone who entered the first raffle, but who didn’t win, is automatically entered into this raffle. You don’t need to come back to enter this one, but if you are willing to, you can put in a new entry. And have two entries in this raffle!

Please be cool and only enter if you will use this card, not sell it, and haven’t bought an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the last 30 days. We hope to sell these to folks who really need these…as much as anyone needs a $1,400+ graphics card.

We will also be offering RTX 3080 Ti system builds. There's only a limited quantity available!

Entry Period: 6/19 - 6/21

Raffle Drawing: 6/22

GPU:
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra


HOW TO ENTER / RULES FOR ENTRY

  • - To enter, you must visit a Central Computers store to fill out a form in person. Entrants will need to fill out their name, phone number and email address.
  • - Must be Preferred Savings Member (Free Discount Program) to enter the raffle. We will sign you up if you are not a member by the time of entry.
  • - You may submit an entry during our business hours from Friday, 6/18 until stores close on Monday, 6/21.
  • - You will be entered for a chance to win the right to purchase one (1) of the video cards listed above, randomly.
  • - Limit one (1) entry per person.
  • - You can only enter at one (1) store. You cannot enter at multiple stores. (But if you entered Raffle #1, you can enter again, and enter at a different store.)
  • - Everyone who entered the 3080 Ti Raffle #1 (6/7/21), but didn't win, will be automatically entered in this raffle. And can enter this raffle again, to have two total entries. Can enter this raffle at any of our stores.
  • - Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
  • - Entrants will need to fill out their name, phone number and email address.
  • - The name must match your government-issued ID and phone number/e-mail will be used to contact you if you win.
  • - Winners will have only up to 48 hours to purchase the card, after notification. Please do not enter if you will not be in town to purchase the card on Wednesday or Thursday (6/23 to 6/24).
  • - Winner must be the one who purchases the GPU. If paying by card, must use own card.
  • - We will be checking for multiple entries and other rules. Any violation of any of the above rules will mean disqualification from the raffle, without notice.
  • - No Central Computers employees, partners, contractors, or relatives thereof may enter or win this raffle.

RAFFLE DRAWING / WINNER NOTIFICATION

Winners do not need to be on-site during raffle drawing or announcement, which we're going to try to livestream. Just be ready to answer your phone, and pay attention to missed calls, voicemails, on Monday afternoon.

  • - Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
  • - The winners will be contacted by phone and/or e-mail. If a winner cannot be contacted to confirm their win by the end of business on 6/22/21, we reserve the right to select another winner to take their place.
  • - Likewise, if the winner cannot come into the store at which they entered, to purchase the 3080 Ti by the end of business on 6/24/21, we reserve the right to select another winner to take their place.
  • - (So please don’t enter if you’re taking off for a trip after Monday.)
6/7/2021 | RTX 3080 Ti Raffle (ENDED)

Model available for raffle: EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra

We got our first batch of Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti cards! We think the only reasonable and fair way to sell these is by raffling off the right to buy them.

Just want to make this fun and fair. We’re not even making money off of these. Actually, we’re losing money, since our cost on the cards is the same “MSRP” we’re selling at and there’s still credit card fees and we had to buy a bunch of PSU’s we didn’t want to buy, to get these GPU’s from our supplier. But that’s the state of the world. (And this is how it is for all GPU’s, not just these new Ti’s.)

Please be cool and only enter if you will use this card, not sell it, and haven’t bought an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the last 30 days. We hope to sell these to folks who really need these…as much as anyone needs a $1,420 graphics card.

Entry Period: 6/4 - 6/6

Raffle Drawing: 6/7

GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra


HOW TO ENTER / RULES FOR ENTRY

  • - To enter, you must visit a Central Computers store to fill out an entry form in person.
  • - Must be Preferred Savings Member to enter the raffle. We will sign you up if you are not a member by the time of entry. It's free.
  • - You may submit an entry during our business hours from Friday 6/4 until closing on Sunday 6/6.
  • - Limit one (1) entry per person.
  • - Can only enter at one (1) store.
  • - Must not have purchased an RTX 30-series GPU from us in the past 30 days.
  • - Entrants will need to fill out their name, phone number and email address.
  • - The name must match your government-issued ID and phone number/e-mail will be used to contact you if you win.
  • - No Central Computers employees, partners, contractors, or relatives thereof may enter or win this raffle.
  • - Winner must be the one who purchases the GPU. If paying by card, must use own card.
  • - We will be checking for multiple entries and other rules. Any violation of any of the above rules will mean disqualification from the raffle, without notice.

RAFFLE DRAWING / WINNER NOTIFICATION

Winners do not need to be on-site during raffle drawing or announcement, which we're going to try to livestream. Just be ready to answer your phone, and pay attention to missed calls, voicemails, on Monday afternoon.

  • - Winners will be announced on Monday, June 7, 2021.
  • - The winners will be contacted by phone. If a winner cannot be contacted by phone to confirm their win by the end of business on 6/7/21, we reserve the right to select another winner to take their place.
  • - Likewise, if the winner cannot come into the store at which they entered, to purchase the 3080 Ti by the end of business on 6/9/21, we reserve the right to select another winner to take their place.
  • - (So please don’t enter if you’re taking off for a trip after Monday.)
5/28/2021 - RTX 3060/ RTX 3070 | Stock Notice

We now have EVGA RTX 3060 and 3070 GPU’s available as part of a system purchase, whether you would like to build your own system, or have us build it. Please see below for models available, and additional details.

Available models
 EVGA RTX 3060 XC Gaming
EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra
 EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra
EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Black
4/13/2021 - RTX 3060 | Stock Notice

We have received some EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming GPU's. There will be 20 per store and we decided to provide two options for purchasing these GPU's.

Preferred Card Member Exclusive
Standalone Sale 10 Per Store
System Build 10 Per Store

Preferred Savings Card is free to sign up. Click Here for details.

3/10/2021 - RTX 3060 | Stock Notice

We have received some Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC cards, available for standalone purchase. We are limiting it to one(1) per customer, no holds or reservations and in-store only.

There will be 10 per store, first come, first serve.

Click here to view product
3/3/2021 - RTX 3060 | Stock Notice

We have received a very small batch of the new EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming GPU's. Due to getting only 35 total, company-wide, we are first offering them to customers who would like to include them in a new system build.
Below is a link to our online store to place a deposit on a new system to be built with this card. To get this card with a new system, be one of the first 35 to place a deposit.

Click here for more details and claim your spot!
2/26/2021 - RTX 3070 | Stock Notice

We have some EVGA RTX 3070 cards available for new, full system build purchases. While the supply of Nvidia GPU's have gotten even worse, we’ve been warned that we may not see receive more for several weeks. This is why current stock is reserved for system builds. (If/when we receive another large batch, we may remove the system build restriction.)

EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Black EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra
2/15/2021 - Stock Notice

Suppliers have warned us to expect supply of RTX 30-series cards to temporarily dry up. Potentially completely, for a while. While this is the case, the very few we get will be reserved for new, full system builds. If you want a new system build, please talk to one of our sales staff. Full system build requirement applies to RTX 3060 Ti, 3070 and 3080. For RTX 3090, it is available for standalone purchase. Please check the chart below in FAQ section for more details.

12/21/2020 - Closing the Waitlists to New Sign-ups

We stopped accepting new sign-ups to the waitlists at 7:00pm on 12/21/20.

Everyone who is already on a waitlist: don’t worry! You will still keep your place in line. We are just not going to accept new sign-ups until further notice.

We are doing this because we’ve gotten so many sign-ups, and the lists are so long that wait times will be very long for anyone who adds themselves now, and onward. For the RTX 30-Series waitlists, there are now 500 entries for bundles/systems, and 800 for standalone purchases. Cutting off any new entries will reduce the time and resources to manage the list and allow us to focus on managing the lists better for the benefit of those already on the list.

We have a set of FAQ’s below to share more details. Please click the button or this link to go directly to the FAQ’s.


Ways to Purchase a GPU

 

These conditions have been crafted to try to channel these cards fairly to our local customers for their use, and discourage sales to scalpers who buy to resell for profit.

Important Disclaimers

  • Our prices are high, well over MSRP. But our profit margin is modest, only around 15%. Prices are high because our costs are high. Our suppliers typically charge us MSRP or higher and require us to buy bundles of products that are overpriced and/or hard to sell. It is not possible for us to charge only MSRP or even close to it.
  • From the start, we have done our best to get as much supply as we can get. We have always prioritized our local, loyal customers, and also have tried our best to prioritize real gamers and users. There is no perfect way to sell these GPU’s or to satisfy everyone. We always do our best to be as fair as we can be.
  • To prevent scalping and hoarding for mining, any GPU purchase requires one of our Preferred Card accounts, and checking of a photo ID.
  • There is a limit of one (1) per customer per 30 days.

Here are the 3 Ways to Purchase:

#1 – GPU Standalone

- We periodically do “drops” of GPU’s when we get big shipments.   

- Sign up here for alerts to get notified when these happen. Once announced, they are first come, first serve. 

- These typically sell out within the same day 

#2 – GPU w/ Bundle Purchase

- When we don’t have big shipments, we make our limited stock available as bundles. (We do have to buy bundles ourselves from our suppliers as well) 

- Bundles vary. Typically, they are 1-3 additional system hardware parts that you can pick. 

- Current rules are listed in the table on the top of the page 

#3 – GPU w/ Full System Build

- You can choose any available GPU as a system build.  You can pick all the parts, or you can have us pick the parts for you.   

- Pay a 50% deposit. ETA averages 4 days to build. Pay 50% when you pick up the completed system 

- Full System Build Form Here

 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions about Bundle Purchases

Why are you asking us to bundle items?
This is probably the most common question we're asked. There is an extremely high demand and low supply right now, especially for the RTX 3080 cards. We are trying to be as fair as possible given our circumstances. Here's a more detailed explanation:

  • · Our current prices are higher than MSRP because we are paying higher prices in order to secure supply. If we didn't pay these prices, we would not be able to get many cards, so we decided it is better to be able to provide more cards if possible.
  • · We do not buy from scalpers, and we are not charging scalping prices. We are generally charging our normal approximate 10% markup that we normally do.
  • · We are also buying bundles in order to secure stock. This is the main reason why our costs are so high right now. As an example, in order to secure stock from some suppliers for EVGA RTX 30 GPUs, we also have to purchase a certain amount of EVGA Power Supplies.

What items qualify for the bundles?
You must buy additional system components from this list (CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Storage, Cooler, Case, PSU) to qualify.

What if I bought those components recently from Central Computers?
If you have purchased parts from the above categories from Central Computers within the last month, those parts can count towards this bundle. You will need to provide proof of purchase when you come in.

What are the bundles?
You must buy additional system components from this list. The bundle requirements are different for each chipset. Please see the table at the top of this page.

Questions about Closing the Waitlist to new sign-ups

Why are you closing the list?
We have around 500 customers for bundle/system builds and 800 customers on the standalone purchase list. Temporarily closing the list will allow us to fulfill current waitlist customer requests in a fast and efficient manner. Our staff is getting overwhelmed with calls, emails, and maintaining the list is becoming difficult.

What happens to those currently on the waitlist?
Anyone who is already on our waitlist will keep their place in line. We are not taking any new sign-ups to the list.

Does this mean Central Computers won’t be doing any waitlists anymore?
Not necessarily. We are temporarily closing the list until we have fulfilled most of the customers on those lists. We may reopen the waitlist or decide to start selling all cards in a First Come, First Serve manner (if the cards are no longer in shortage).

What happens if I decide I want to leave the waitlist?
You can leave the waitlist at any time. However, if you decide you want to join the waitlist again, you will not be able to join back after you leave. If you wish to leave the waitlist, please email us at [email protected]

How do I check my place in line?
Please email [email protected] or view this page to see the Central Computer RTX 30 Waitlist (View Only). Search by your store and the last four digits of your phone number. Currently, only the Standalone list is available to view.

Will you still be offering First Come, First Serve (FCFS) sales?
We do put about 10% of the shipments we receive out for FCFS sales. Sign up for our Product Alerts through Email Alert List or our new Twitter account @alertsbycentral to be updated about product drops. If we have additional stock of cards that do not have anyone waiting for them, we may also offer those for FCFS sales.

When will stock arrive?
We aren’t sure. It’s not a good answer, but we can’t give a definite answer right now because of the shortages.

Based on our recent experience, the ASUS cards are very difficult to get stock of (particularly TUF gaming and ROG STRIX). We've been receiving Zotac and EVGA on a more consistent basis. PNY, MSI, and Gigabyte have been random and not easy to get. If you would like to preview information on each of the GPUs, please see this link: Preview RTX 30 Series (information on this page does not update in real-time).

Return Policy & Ordering RTX 30 cards

Can I return a 30-series video card?
Normal return policy does not apply. Any cards that prove to be defective within 30 days of purchase will be replaced with same model. However, we are NOT allowing returns in the hopes of preventing scalpers and resellers from purchasing these cards and returning them for cash if they could not make a profit.

What if I want a different brand that's not available? Can I special order it?
If you're looking for a very special card or one that seems to be out of stock, you can waitlist specifically for that model by going in store to sign up for the waitlist but we cannot guarantee how long it will take for us to find this card. For the same reason, we are not accepting special orders of any 30-series GPUs because we aren't able to guarantee time estimates.

When are you getting the 3070/3080/3090 video cards?
Each model has a different level of demand. We can't guarantee exact times or specific models for these cards because we're purchasing and receiving them in small batches. The table above shows what the estimated time for cards through the system bundle waitlist and individual card waitlists.

How much will the 3070/3080/3090 be?
The prices vary depending on different models. Our current prices are higher than MSRP because we are paying higher prices in order to secure supply. We do not buy from scalpers, and we are not charging scalping prices. We are generally charging our normal approximate 10% markup that we normally do. If we didn't pay these prices, we would not be able to get many cards, so we decided it is better to be able to provide more cards if possible.

How many 3070/3080/3090 cards will I be able to buy?
While supply of these cards is highly constricted, purchases of these cards will be limited to one per customer.

Will you be getting Nvidia Founder Edition cards?
The Founders Edition cards are going to be exclusive to Best Buy and NVIDIA for this series. So, unfortunately, we won't be able to get the NVIDIA Founders Edition cards.

Can I order a 3070/3080/3090 to be shipped to me?
We want to serve all of our customers but, because the stock is extremely limited, we will be serving our local Bay Area customers first. We will not be shipping any of these cards until stock is much less constricted. This is the same reason we are not listing these cards online.

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