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post #11 of 29

2 of these would be better than the 8600's

PNY is a decent company, and 2 cards would run you roughly 170$ from same site you posted
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hmmm... another one to consider. This is going to be more complicated than I thought
    
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
LOL..... there is no 8600 that can compete with an 8800 ....9600s in SLI produce great performance ..8600s are crap...IMO
Thats not Opinion, thats FACT.

Also, you will only be liable to pay import tax if the person that sends it attaches a receipt or invoice. If they don't include anything which makes it look like a formal purchase then you are not liable to pay VAT as it could have been a "Gift".

A simple note on or inside the package reading "Happy birthday, love grandma" or something should get round that"
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post #14 of 29
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So to bypass inport duty, should I ask the seller to write something like 'happy birthday' on it? I doubt many sellers would agree that as they wouldn't want to risk gettting caught.
Also, the other GPU i bought didn't look like an official purchase, but I got a phone call from ParcelForce saying they were holding it and were going to charge me £60
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post #15 of 29
its a gamble.....but more often than not it gets through

no questions asked & its a worth while one

that's why i love buying from places like this.....all your paying for is the weight of the item..

i think i have had 4 items from the US all H/W related & never a problem...
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Well, I've looked around and decided I'd get the PNY 9600GT from Amazon for £80. I just can't risk getting one from the US and getting extra charges, fines e.t.c
    
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Wait!
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Barg...roductId=32277
8800GT 512MB £104 Shipped including VAT
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post #18 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by ubernewhacks View Post
Wait!
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Barg...roductId=32277
8800GT 512MB £104 Shipped including VAT



good call that man....
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post #19 of 29
8800GT or 9600GT. The 8600's are absolute garbage compared the 8800's and the 9600.

Look..
http://www.hwbot.org/hardware.compar...82_1&id=1291_1
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsclincoln View Post
If I got hustled into buying 8800 Im gonna be mad.
The 8600 had better not be as good as a 8800!!!
Dont be silly...the 8600 comes nowhere near a 8800..not even SLI 8600 comes near 8800.. lol

(or was you being sarcastic?
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