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Old 07-31-2008, 04:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Corsair TX 750W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant PSU

PowerColor HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient SLACR 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - OEM

Samsung SH-S202J 20X DVD±RW /DL/RAM IDE Int Black Bare Drive - OEM - Ebuyer

the others i couldnt seem to find on the 3 websites i listed, could you please suggest some others? thanks.

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Old 07-31-2008, 05:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Do you know anyone in America you could get stuff delivered to. Motherboards, Graphics Cards, RAM and the Processor will come in quite a bit cheaper in the US. I built my system last summer and got everything except the PSU, case and DVD/HD Drives from the US. I got those from the UK and picked them up on holidays (Ireland is expensive compared to ebuyer )

All you have to check is Revenue for customs info, or maybe your birthday is coming up and its your birthday present from the friend and you shouldn't have to pay tax.

PS: There are also mail forwarding services that include a tax calculator but they can be fairly expensive

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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well, i was gonna buy Drizzt's razer barracuda's but it turned out it was gonna cost him 100 dollars to ship them, so i dont think that'd be a good idea bomber6. i aint playing on going to america to meet anyone so, im afraid english sites only
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
that's the mobo

OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory REAPER EDITION CL4 - Ebuyer
here is some good RAM, but it's a bit more than i was expecting :| wow, UK stuff is expensive

EDIT: here are some CPU coolers to look at. The first is a lot cheaper, but you won't be able to OC to far. The second one cost like double, but you'd probably be able to get a good OC out of it.
Scan Computers UK: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual/Quad Core Ready - The Favourite One!

Zalman CNPS9500A-LED CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/LGA775))

maybe someone else could find a better CPU cooler for the money. Even if you go with the expensive one your build is still around 480GBP so it's okay on your budget

Core i7 920 @ 3.0Ghz
6gb G.Skill 1600mhz/9-9-9-24
Corsair 750XT
EVGA GTX 260---216core
WD 640gb
14590 3dmarks @ stock
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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NVM, the cost of me shipping those headsets was due more to the actual shipping cost rather then customs I think. It was just crazy -_-.

btw, nice build waffle

CPU:Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v)
Motherboard:Asus P5E X38
Memory:2x2GB OCZ Reapers DDR2 1066
Graphics Card:GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000
Hard Drive:2x WD Black 1TB
Power Supply:Xion 800W
CPU cooling: H50
GPU cooling: Best Stock Cooling I Have Ever Had
Monitor:24" LG
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