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Are computer parts cheap in Sweden?

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ComradeNF
post 3.Mar.2011, 08:50 AM
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Hey guys. I plan to build a PC soon since my old one is about 3 years old now, and I accidentally wrote 2 numbers incorrectly when I was OC'ing my CPU and GPU which caused them to stop working for whatever reason or another (Yes, I am that stupid. At least it is an old PC!). Anyway, I will be coming to Sweden in the summer and I wanted to know should I just buy the parts here in the US or should I buy them in Sweden?

More specifically, I am looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 (need 3 of these) and the Intel Core i7-980x. How much are these in Sweden?
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Lostaussie
post 3.Mar.2011, 09:09 AM
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Buy them in the USA and bring them. Maybe buy the case here due to weight.
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Kibiri
post 3.Mar.2011, 09:56 AM
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check www.prisjakt.nu
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Gordy
post 3.Mar.2011, 12:09 PM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 1.Oct.2005

A quick google suggests you can get that GPU from Tiger Direct for $209 + shipping which is about 1320SEK at today's exchange rate (not sure what sales tax you will have to pay on that) whilst in Sweden the best price I can find is 2010SEK.
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Nemesis
post 3.Mar.2011, 12:16 PM
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Location: Skåne
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The two best companies I have found for computer parts in Sweden are:

Komplett
www.komplett.se

and

Webhallen
www.webhallen.com

They are both used to people getting parts for modding, gaming and graphics machines.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 3.Mar.2011, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (ComradeNF @ 3.Mar.2011, 09:50 AM) *
More specifically, I am looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 (need 3 of these) and the Intel Core i7-980x. How much are these in Sweden?

I would recommend buying those in the US and then the remaining parts in Sweden. Sweden has 25% sales tax so you can probably save a lot of money that way.
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Nemesis
post 3.Mar.2011, 02:21 PM
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Location: Skåne
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Which would mean paying import duty.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 3.Mar.2011, 02:28 PM
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Only on amounts exceeding 4300 SEK. Also, when was the last time you were stopped in the customs, or even saw a customs officer smile.gif I have not seen one for a long time... If he intends to return to the US with the goods there is also no import duty or VAT.

PS. For computer parts in general there is no import duty at all, only VAT.

http://www.tullverket.se/innehallao/t/tull...2cc8000927.html
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ComradeNF
post 3.Mar.2011, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Nemesis @ 3.Mar.2011, 11:16 AM) *
The two best companies I have found for computer parts in Sweden are:Komplettwww.komplett.seandWebhallenwww.webhallen.comThey are both used to people getting parts for modding ... (show full quote)

Oh sweet. That's good to hear because the webhallen store in Stockholm is right next to my parent's apartment in Stockholm.
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