I think I am cursed when it comes to my personal graphics cards. I had my launch day RTX 2080 Ti stolen. The bright side is that, in the eight months since then, I've been able to give away a total of seven RTX 2080 Ti, and even had one autographed by NVIDIA's CEO for one of our readers. That said, to this day I still don't own one myself because I have yet to recover financially from the theft of the first one last year. Now, before you go feeling sorry for me (not yet anyway), my work rig this whole time has been an i7-9700K system running a pair of Titan X Pascal cards in SLI, so it's not exactly like I was slumming it.

Fast forward to today, one day after our latest RTX 2080 Ti giveaway ended, I came home to THAT smell...all you PC guys know it...that dreaded odor of burnt electronics. Upon entering my office, my work PC was off and would not power up. After an afternoon of messing around with it / swapping out parts, everything works except the PSU and both video cards. Now, unless my video cards decided to go all kamikaze on the power supply and kill it, I'm guessing it was the other way around.

But gets funnier! Looking at my current inventory of video cards (or lack thereof) the only thing I had left on the shelf after all these giveaways was...wait for it...wait for it...two eleven year old GeForce GTX 280's that I used in my old case reviews. The good news is that at least I am up and running using those cards so at least I can work...but damn man, you have to admit that I have the worst luck. Well, at least when it comes to my personal video cards.

So, it should go without saying, if you know someone that wants to do some wheeling and dealing or trading + cash for a video card, let me know.   

*It should be noted that, even after 11 years, the two 280 GTX work flawlessly. The Titans would be fine too if it wasn't for a 1200W power supply taking them out.