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Aaaand we still get taxed + customs fees for goods amounting to over $1000, even via holiday. Smuggling time perhaps! biggrin.gif

O wow they actually check everything you bring back with you ?

Drugs are 1 thing but i figure you can get over on a few computers parts.
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Aaaand we still get taxed + customs fees for goods amounting to over $1000, even via holiday. Smuggling time perhaps! biggrin.gif

Take the coolers/blocks off and store them separately, declaring them "for parts not working" at much lower value wink.gif.
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post #83 of 96
Preordered mine from NCIX. I just need to wait for the 900D and ill be all set until Haswell is released
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I was a little worried because the EK XXL Block only comes in Nickel Plated Copper but I had 2 680 Nickel covered blocks and never had a problem with the Nickel Plating. I just really wanted a full cover block, I feel like the titan really deserves a full cover block. I love the all black look, it's very sleak. I don't like a lot of writing and pictures on my blocks. Plus I know it's not a big deal but the platinum colored strip that you see on the side of the block looks much better then the copper colored strips on the copper only blocks.

I also really like EK's link system. I think the EK 3-way link adds some more style to the blocks.

I think the hydrocopper blocks would look nice with the crystal links.

I think the 690 HC Block someone showed above looks so much better than the Titan HC. The colors are better.

Also I went with the XXL EK Block because I think it's the only full full cover block available as of right now.
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I used Shipito as my forwarder, I fill in the customs form for them (including price) myself for each shipment and I declared the card as merchandise (just checked, it can be selected as a gift also by you). Perhaps going an unnecessary sneaky step, payments were done to the seller in two segments. $900 + remainder seperately. Requested the $900 reciept be included with the shipment. All worked out fantastic for me. And honestly, thumbs up to PCCG if they end up making a lot of profit in the end with their cheaply priced products compared to other retailers and in all my experiences, top notch service thumb.gif

Curious though, how do you know PCCG was using the same distrubutor as CentreCom or even if they were, that different agreements weren't in place for PCCG and them?

Alright well I'll try and look into them then and sending the card as a gift. Maybe I can get one in for a good price.
    
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post #86 of 96
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Not sure where you came to this conclusion from on temps. Especially considering the TITAN HC block is not released yet.

BTW here is 580 HC comparison from http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=228267

P.S. Flow rate was improved starting with 680 HC, you should see a TITAN WB roundup soon.

Starting as soon as I get a card wink.gif 4 blocks are here ready and waiting, the HC of course is done but not here yet, same with the watercool heatkiller, and I need to find out whether BP and Alphacool are done yet. The review (placeholder and pics only so far) is posted on my website and another forum, can't link either or post it here because of the forum rules thumb.gif

Socketus - did you make that AL plate yourself?
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Starting as soon as I get a card wink.gif 4 blocks are here ready and waiting, the HC of course is done but not here yet, same with the watercool heatkiller, and I need to find out whether BP and Alphacool are done yet. The review (placeholder and pics only so far) is posted on my website and another forum, can't link either or post it here because of the forum rules thumb.gif

Socketus - did you make that AL plate yourself?

4K in video cards ?
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4K in video cards ?

I have multiple blocks in order to review each one, but I only need one card to do that smile.gif I wish I had 4 way titans but I'm not about to spend that much money thumb.gif Not after I've already spent more than that on the cooling rolleyes.gif However there are plenty of 4 way titan setups out there (gunslinger and vega come to mind)
     
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I have multiple blocks in order to review each one, but I only need one card to do that smile.gif I wish I had 4 way titans but I'm not about to spend that much money thumb.gif Not after I've already spent more than that on the cooling rolleyes.gif However there are plenty of 4 way titan setups out there (gunslinger and vega come to mind)

Ive seen a few and its plain insanity lol.

I spend a lot of $$ on hardware,water cooling myself but that's just on another level.

How are 4 ways Titans scaling ?
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Ive seen a few and its plain insanity lol.

I spend a lot of $$ on hardware,water cooling myself but that's just on another level.

How are 4 ways Titans scaling ?

hardware info's review showed that it was often pretty terrible in real games vs benchmarks, you definitely need a high res setup to benefit at all. Vega hasn't finished his testing yet and I usually trust his numbers more than review sites.
     
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