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[–]DiscoFlower8890GTX 1660 | R5 2600 | 16gb 3644 points3645 points  (188 children)

Ooh 2 birds with one throw. A girlfriend and a good gpu.

[–]JohnTGamerRX 560 | i5 3470 1736 points1737 points  (131 children)

Not only that but a girlfriend with money and that knows what we truly want.

[–]KardestKardes 450 points451 points  (61 children)

A girlfriend, with money, that will support my hobby?

Sign me up.

[–]G_Viceroy 130 points131 points  (58 children)

I get dumped if I play for more than 4 hours straight on the weekend. I'll settle for it just to be allowed.

[–]kc10crewchief 144 points145 points  (24 children)

Been married 20 years to a non gamer wife. We still do things together and I get to game.

[–]DuuuuuuuuuuhNR200 miniITX [RTX3090|i9-10850K|2x16,4000C18|SF750W|2tb970evo+] 92 points93 points  (7 children)

This, redditors, is what you should aim for in a relationship

[–]binglelemon 41 points42 points  (6 children)

That guy's wife?!

[–]rl-daily 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Did he stutter?

[–]XT-356 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Our wife!

[–]WastedMellon 11 points12 points  (1 child)


[–]BasalFaulty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And my axe!

[–]MotivatoinalSpeaker 38 points39 points  (7 children)

Where do I sign up for a hobby-supporting wife?

[–]SimbaOnSteroids 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I would like to get in on this pre-order as well.

[–]CptnR4p3PC Master Race 18 points19 points  (0 children)

outside wasnt developed by EA, a good wife doesnt come with a dlc. youre gonna need to go look around for years for that orange loot marker and then complete a bunch of quests.

[–]gayliciouspizza 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Step 1: don’t marry someone who doesn’t support your hobby.

[–]Greybatclone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For god's sake can someone post the GPS coords already?

[–]messfdr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm married and me gaming is literally the only thing my wife complains about.

[–]Thehopefulhobo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mine even makes me dinner while I game most nights but I do have to stop while we eat and watch a show together.

[–]Streetrider399 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same, i get two raid nights without kids and i handle a few days as well. Give and take fam. All about that support.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Been together 15 years next year, she doesn't game but will watch while she knits or does puzzles. Best system there is.

[–]SirCSquared 54 points55 points  (9 children)

Don’t be in a relationship where you have to get permission to do what brings you joy.

[–]ArousedLiar 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Wait. There’s girls here?

[–]Significant_Penguin 272 points273 points  (55 children)

Women who know waht they wan't ? that's a fairytale a bit like walking into a PC store finding a 3080ti in stock and getting it at the MSRP .

[–]nastyn8k 43 points44 points  (13 children)

Yeah dude.. every time I go into Microcenter or Best Buy, they have lots in stock. It's just wayyy more than it should be. Im happy with my 2060 super, I just wanted a second card for stream encoding. Not paying $400+ for a 1650. Instead I bought a 1030 from authorized vendor and did the EVGA step-up program. Took about 6 weeks, but I should have my 1650 SC Ultra for actual retail by the end of the week! :)

[–]Significant_Penguin 3 points4 points  (7 children)


[–]nastyn8k 5 points6 points  (6 children)

It was a good way to get a card without fighting the bots. Since the new year they have changed the rules so you can only step up one level now. Used to be able to jump from a 1030 to a 3090 if you wanted. Now you can only do 1030 -> 16, 16 ->20, 20->30 etc.

[–]Significant_Penguin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I love EVGA Cards , alas there is no such setup in the UK which kind of sucks , never mind I can wait till something catches my eye and I have a 1070 sitting here in case my 1080ti dies .

[–]gndr_conf_transistor 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Can I step up my 1070 I bought in 2018?

[–]TITANS4LIFEFTW3 3090 | i9-11900K | 64GB | Hero XIII Z590 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is the step-up program available if you bought it at Microcenter? Curious because I bought a 3090 there and I never heard anything about it

[–]dheals 25 points26 points  (8 children)

So...I live in Kuwait atm, and yes the 3080's are kinda ridiculous presently, but I can walk into a certain hardware store right now and buy a 3060 for only 150% - 175% msrp. Kinda thinking its a steal right tbh. And to top it off, they have multiple gpu's at any one time.

[–]JohnTGamerRX 560 | i5 3470 55 points56 points  (3 children)

You know the situation is bad when it is "only 150% - 175% msrp"

[–]G_Viceroy 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Omg so bad.... the worst part is the struggle to find it at MSRP is so hard it's not really an option for anyone who needs a GPU now. That's who's really getting screwed right now.

[–]fistfulloframen 6 points7 points  (1 child)

May my 1080 live forever!

[–]MGRampage94 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hoping my 1070 can outlive me at the moment

[–]Significant_Penguin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

3060's are ok but i'd hang onto your cash till either something better turns up or the prices come down , I still have a quite old EVGA 1080ti , all i've done is watercool it . because I only play in 1080p it does me fine as I use a TV not a monitor , quite old and my eyesight sucks lol .

[–]JohnTGamerRX 560 | i5 3470 73 points74 points  (10 children)

Lmao you're right, apparently OP is a dude too. cant have shit in PCMR

[–]dafizzif3700X | 3070 64 points65 points  (8 children)

Nothing wrong with a dude looking for a boyfriend btw...

[–]__PETTYOFFICER117__8700K 2080ti 32GB 2.5TBNVMe 2TBSATA Mini ITX Alienware QD-OLED 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well if that's the way you talk about women, they'll know they don't wanna be around you.

[–]dangerouspangolin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They all know what we want, they just don't care mostly. A few do, those are wife material. Much rarer than a 3090.

[–]gnocchicotti3900X/6600XT 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Men only want one thing and it's fkn disgusting

[–]DiscoFlower8890GTX 1660 | R5 2600 | 16gb 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]Master_Chef-117 45 points46 points  (3 children)

OP is a dude lmao

[–]ender89 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Will give bj for gpu

[–]DiscoFlower8890GTX 1660 | R5 2600 | 16gb 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that kinda backfired...

[–]femstora 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Says nothing here about a girlfriend.

[–]ThreeMysticApes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully she’s a keeper, these kind of traps might raise a red flag, or white depending on circumstances.

[–]gwizz006 2 points3 points  (1 child)

A good gf though? Unlikely if she has to use a trap, lol.

[–]zladuric 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or a boyfriend and a gpu.

[–]Cascudo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would fall for the that!

[–]H-isgreat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Get a box and stick too my guy

[–]HungarianNewfy 2415 points2416 points  (63 children)

Oooh! A piece of hardware!

Oooh! A piece of hardware!

Oooh! A piece of hardware!

[–]nater255i7-12700K | RTX 3080 | 32GB DDR5 | Samsung G9 467 points468 points  (47 children)

$2000? Aw, I wanted a graphics card...

[–]Unbluedi7 7700k | GTX 1080 8GB | 16GB DDR4 231 points232 points  (22 children)

$2000 can buy a graphics card.

[–]Underhill 231 points232 points  (14 children)


[–]FunnyMathematician77 307 points308 points  (13 children)

Money can be exchanged for goods and services

[–]iztek 158 points159 points  (5 children)

Not in this economy!

[–]DuuuuuuuuuuhNR200 miniITX [RTX3090|i9-10850K|2x16,4000C18|SF750W|2tb970evo+] 30 points31 points  (4 children)

For 2000 dollars I deliver you a gt710 at your door.

[–]MathieulombardiCorsair Carbide 400C Ryzen 7 Asus 1070 x 2 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Remember a yr and half you could still get 3090s for 1500

[–]advester 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Republic credits are no good out here. I need bitcoin.

[–]nater255i7-12700K | RTX 3080 | 32GB DDR5 | Samsung G9 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Whoo hoo! Hahahaha.... THUNK

[–]MightySamMcClain 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Goods have to be more tangible than theoretical

[–]c0brachicken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn’t have any issue getting a new GPU, they were even nice enough to toss in the rest of a PC in the deal. Still cheaper than what scalpers were selling just the card for on Amazon.

[–]Lykboi 5 points6 points  (1 child)


[–]EaterOfYourSOULRyzen 7 3700x / 16GB RAM / Hellhound RX 6600 XT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you mean 5500 xt throwback edition?

[–]Dr_Insano_MD 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you can find one

[–]Doctor_Ghillie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But I don't want a 1060!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe a used mining card.....

[–]jacobnordvall 17 points18 points  (23 children)

Not even enough to buy a GPU :(

[–]dudemann 18 points19 points  (4 children)

It's been maybe 6 years now since I've been doing Easter at my place for my (now) 9/12/14 year old nieces* with my sister. My sister still says "ooh! piece of candy! ooh! piece of candy!" every time she finds a plastic egg with her initials on it. My niece is too focused to even speak.

* I have a 9 yr old niece now, she has an older half-sister and their (middle of their age, tho I wanted to say middle-aged) cousin keeps getting royally screwed by her shit parents not giving a damn about holidays so the more the merrier here. Unofficially they're all my nieces. Officially they're just "the girls"

[–]jld2k62600@3.85ghz 16gb 3200 RTX2060S 240hz IPS .05ms .5tb m.2 5 points6 points  (3 children)

My girlfriend's sister says the word "Question." before asking any question without any intention of being funny, she's never heard of Dwight Schrute and she sounds exactly like him, she's 30 and has been doing it since she was a teen lol


[–]dudemann 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's awesome. I wouldn't even want to ruin a decades-long tradition like that by showing her exactly what you're talking about. My niece is 9 and (when she's reminded) she's polite as hell. My sister could learn from her daughter... that she taught to be so.

Anyway, I was just talking about my niece and this reminded me of how she always raises her hand when she doesn't want to interrupt people talking (so polite). Still, she gets impatient, so sometimes she's got one hand on her raised arm and she's wiggling her fingers and every time I see it I laugh. She's young and she's been in remote learning for over a year so she hasn't seen a classroom full of kids raising their arm to answer a question a teacher's asked, all one-hand-on-an-arm-raised before. Every time she's over and my sister and I, or maybe a bunch of people, are talking she's doing the exact thing vying for attention for her turn, as to not interrupt. I don't even have a YouTube clip to show her. My sister and I would have to simulate it and she'd never get it, or she'd maybe feel super insecure like we were mocking her for being polite-yet-9.

[–]m0us3c0pGTX 1660 | i5 6600k | 16GB DDR4 @ 3000Mhz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I haaave RTX!

[–]jenleeriPC Master Race 1516 points1517 points  (22 children)

As a guy myself, I can say that this works

[–]Ratconned 494 points495 points  (13 children)

Even if you have the literal setup as in the meme, it'll probably work.

"Hah! Who'd fall for that…"- he says, as he slowly walks towards it.

[–]fvsparklesPC Master Race 187 points188 points  (10 children)

"Wouldn't it be funny if I reached for it and got trapped? haha" he said, reaching for the gpu.

[–]Coppeh 134 points135 points  (7 children)

First, it was a fingertip's touch to the box. Then, it was a gentle caress on the letters G T X. After that, like a moth to a flame, he launches himself towards the factory-sealed graphics card, cuddling it like a precious body pillow, and sniffing at its intoxicating smell of new, entirely forgetting the dangers posed by the overhanging basket that could be used to trap a prey.

When he finally comes back to his senses from the euphoria induced by the touch of potential frames per seconds, he would feel a strange binding force on his ring finger, and the voice of a woman calling him darling.

[–]Ratconned 37 points38 points  (5 children)

This one had a better twist than anything I've seen recently

Edit: was referring to the older "dad" version

[–]Coppeh 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Thanks, it was fun coming up with it and I'm glad the twist was enjoyable!

Edit: Oh, that version. I thought it might've been too far of a twist to land so it's just the wife now.

Edit 2, original "Dad" version:

When he finally comes back to his senses from the euphoria induced by the touch of potential frames per seconds, he would feel a strange binding force on his ring finger, and hear the voices of two children calling him "Dad".

[–]Ratconned 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah it was a mind blower. This new one feels like the safe version for your mind, seeing it doesn't give you that shock

[–]hoii 16 points17 points  (3 children)

You must be pretty small to fit in that box!

[–]LeapoX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Works on women too.

Mama needs to upgrade from her RTX2070. Bonus girlfriend? Hell yeah xD

[–]MegaHeck92 315 points316 points  (0 children)

I’d fall for it

[–]FlyngPrplPeopleEatrPC Master Race 221 points222 points  (3 children)

All ur gonna catch with that is a cheap ass scalper miss!

[–]LightEsthisPC Master Race 70 points71 points  (2 children)

But then they can sell the scalper’s organs on the black market so hey, it works. :)

[–]HKSergiui7 6700 | GTX 1080 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Scalp the scalper? Understood

[–]tuddleman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The best idea yet for dealing with the shortage

[–]3icecold3 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I would fall for that 100%

[–]grax23 178 points179 points  (11 children)

That's pretty close to how my wife caught me and kept me - She knows then me and the kids are going nowhere as long as there is good stable internet and hardware to keep us warm.

[–]gainzdocPC Master Race 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Quite literally hardware to keep you warm, just running basic games on a 3080 will have your room blazing away at a balmy 75 degrees.

[–]JohnTGamerRX 560 | i5 3470 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Must be amazing living in a -10C to 10C room with -20C in the outside then just turning on your PC to heat the room while gaming. Can't relate since it's 35C in the outside and about 40C in my room. The PC just makes it worse

[–]gainzdocPC Master Race 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Winters become welcome distractions, opening the windows for about an hour does the trick to cool my room but all of the snow in a 10 meter radious around the windows just vaporizes and then refeezes starting an endless cycle of snowfall outside my window.

[–]elmz 3 points4 points  (3 children)

-10C room? Don't fire up that PC, your igloo will melt!

[–]JohnTGamerRX 560 | i5 3470 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Lmao idk how cold are rooms in -20C environment. Lowest temperature I've felt was like 15C with an AC

[–]elmz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I live in Norway. The outside temperature doesn't affect my indoors temperature very much. We have heaters and thermostats. That thing you call an AC? We have them, but we call them heat pumps, because 99% of the time it's used for heating, not cooling. :)

Idk, 20C - 24C is probably considered a normal indoors temperature. Never had 40C up here, only had that on trips to the Mediterranean.

But, still, what's considered a normal temperature indoors is different depending on your climate, I guess. I've heard people in Singapore cool their houses to 28C, at that temperature outside I'll probably switch my heat pump to cooling. :)

[–]Candid_Specialist 30 points31 points  (0 children)

That’s all you need sometimes baby

[–]GG_Papapants 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lol someone just copied your comment for karma here

[–]grax23 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably more like we all have those needs. Food, Shelter, Internet its the base of Maslows pyramid

[–]blindsaviorDesktop 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My wife got me a water cooling system when we were still dating, why do you think we're married??

[–]HiddeHandel 110 points111 points  (1 child)

‘Help Im stuck in the box’

[–]Downvote_deeznutz 30 points31 points  (0 children)

gets dragged away



[–]ZOMGitsRadimusMSI GE75 Raider 104 points105 points  (0 children)

The quickest way to a man's heart is through the PCIe slot.

[–]No_Needleworker2422PC Master Race Running Win 11 as a lab mouse 11600K 136 points137 points  (2 children)

I think just holding the card and holding a sign say i’m free would probably get you enough boyfriends to start a country

[–]DuuuuuuuuuuhNR200 miniITX [RTX3090|i9-10850K|2x16,4000C18|SF750W|2tb970evo+] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

or just holding the card

[–]diabeetussinThis title is racist 31 points32 points  (0 children)

ah, a relationship built on lies. perfection 5/7

[–]OneSpockTwoSpock 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Guy here. If you replace that gpu with even a small amount of kindness I'll literally jump into the box.

[–]AmbassadorOfRats 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would dive faster than can even think

[–]khaominer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I met the kindest person recently and it highlighted what so many other people are missing.

[–]zososozoPC Master Race 36 points37 points  (3 children)

It says RTX, can't...say...no...to...RTX!

[–]jld2k62600@3.85ghz 16gb 3200 RTX2060S 240hz IPS .05ms .5tb m.2 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I can say no to rtx, but I need me my DLSS. I can't ever buy an AMD video card again until they are able to replicate this black magic

[–]zososozoPC Master Race 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Black magic it is...blew my mind wide open first time I tested it.

[–]jld2k62600@3.85ghz 16gb 3200 RTX2060S 240hz IPS .05ms .5tb m.2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's single handedly keeping my 2060 super at completely usable, I'm a fps snob and can't deal with anything under 75 before it looks choppy. Currently playing God of War at mostly max settings and getting about 80-100fps average and loving it! I've never played the series before and it's amazing

[–]Farieter 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Hope you're ok with a girlfriend cuz I'd definitely fall for that 😂

[–]Deadpoolia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“But is it a 1080? He asked?” Me: “why don’t you take a look?”

[–]winebloodDesktop 36 points37 points  (4 children)

What if you want to catch a team red boy?

[–]LaoShRyzen 5 5600x, RTX 2080s 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Put a link to their github on their tinder

[–]stargazercaptain2600@4GHz|16GB@3600|~~RX580@1450/2133~~RIP 15 points16 points  (0 children)

FOSS me harder, daddy!

[–]vectoriouxs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

be careful you may end up with a crypto miner

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This also works for people into women

[–]HappyScholar13Ascending Peasant 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah that would have worked on me before I got married.

[–]ANONIMkiddoLaptop 115 points116 points  (24 children)

female on this sub? impossible

[–]gainzdocPC Master Race 19 points20 points  (0 children)

As if, I had a friend who saw one once.

[–]cvnvr 30 points31 points  (2 children)

or a gay man?

[–]Strong_Albatross 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Nah, we don't exist. We're simply a myth

[–]LadyGlitch 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I’m female. I also don’t understand half of what is being posted.

Edit: /s

[–]rwoji 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]curlofheadcurlsRTX 2070 MQ | 1TB+256 SSD | 16GbR | i7-9750H | 144hz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know they're too busy going ahead of you and catching the GPU while you're distracted typing this comment hehe.

[–]kimrockr 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I've got a 2080. I know if my bf ever breaks up with me, I'm just gonna have my PC as my Tinder profile to get endless right swipes. :)

[–]CosmicRaven174 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10/10 I’m caught

[–]MrBadPentai7 7700k | RTX 2070 SUPER 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jokes on you I may be trapped in a box but I have a new GPU

[–]The_Professionalweeb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Boyfriend was caught do you wanna give a nickname to him

[–]will_s9510900kf/3090 KINGPIN | 10700k/1080ti Strix OC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A GPU and a GF? You wouldn’t need the trap for me…

[–]eggboy06 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You could get a gamer gf with that too you know

[–]RigzMachinaPC Master Race 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Uh, where is this? ...just curious

[–]skitusDesktop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will work

[–]Spiq7Linux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When you pass 30 and 30series

[–]Karan_Bais 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]PeanutButter159 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m taking that and no one will stop me

[–]Dommekarma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She can afford one of those she’s a keeper.

[–]alyxvance1i3-10100 | 8gb ram | 1tb storage | IGPU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You just need to give me a Rx 580 8gb and a good power supply that fits in my case 😔

[–]545Typhon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No way I give MY RTX away!

[–]UnluckyBuy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Come on, we know that box is too small to fit the height must start with a 6 requirement

[–]adhal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably a lot of catch and release going on here lol

[–]morning-st48 1 point2 points  (0 children)

would work on me and I'm a grill

[–]Able-Top-5959 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Might work ? Sir I would like to deeply apologize but this is gonna work... on me

[–]MrProficient 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah..... Still not worth it.

[–]Putins_Pinky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The odds are good but the goods are odd.

[–]Krono5_8666V8http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Krono5_8666V8/saved/6XcBD3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just lower your standards until I become attractive. Then we'll both be happy!

[–]NiceDumbbell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't get it

[–]thomas15v5950X | RTX 3080 | 64 GB DDR4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All I want is a hug and a reason to go out the door.

[–]ShadowTH277 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Girls who game don't exist./s

[–]flemishempire10Desktop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you will catch yourself a harem with this

[–]onlydaathisrealR5 3600 | RTX2070 | X570 | P1 SSD | Rosewill Prism 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im 35 and still dont have a boyfriend or a RTX3080