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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post
Not sure which Asus board you were looking at, but the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel + 2600k comes out to $430.48 after tax at the MC in virginia. Not sure how close you are to that though, I assume not close if you are considering making the purchase on vacation.
That's the one. I believe dallas taxes are higher.
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post #12 of 17
Buy it. Put it in your checked luggage.

/thread.

EDIT: 8.25% tax here BTW
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Both include tax. I'm a good three to four hors from Fairfax. I need to decide if $60 is worth the trouble of transporting the stuff on the plane and any possible problems I have after the purchase.
gotcha, 3-4 hours means any rma is out the window for ya. all in all, you are saving about 12% (of 503) if you purchase now. to me, i'd buy it at microcenter if i was strapped for cash. if the $60 doesnt mean a whole lot, i'd spend it at newegg and call it a secure feeling fee. i dont like trusting airplanes with my damn clothes, definitely not ~500 worth of computer parts.
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2600k + biostar tz68a for $310 is hard to beat for a decent SB rig
    
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I normally don't buy local and instead insist on buying from newegg, but MC has some DAMN good deals.
 
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Thanks for all the input guys. Looks like i'll be going with the egg on this. We weren't able to make it to microcenter and I don't think a cpu and mobo would fit in our carry on any way. My wife bought a couple of pairs of shoes. It was her birthday this week, so I'll let it slide :-) I am going to check out that biostar mobo though. +rep to everyone for their advice.
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post #17 of 17
I think you made the right choice.

I was recently in vacation in Minneapolis and ended up buying a new Mobo, cpu, heatsink, and video card from up there. I wasn't comfortable taking it on the plane with me since they may in some odd circumstance require you to open your packaged electronics. And what a mess that would be.

I ended up shipping my new parts home and after tax and that hassle I saved somewhere around $30. I guess it isn't chump change but not worth the stress involved, especially since I get nervous when FedEx'ing high value goods that I have to declare are over $100. Theft and such.
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