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    Hey just wanted to run something by you guys before making any decisions, especially considering I might regret it later.

    What are your opinions on getting things from abroad or online? Without getting into too many details right now I have the oppurtunity to get some parts I want (i5 4590, Gigabyte b85, 4x2 GB Ram) from abroad for significantly lower price (25k ish as opposed to the 33k or so it would cost me here).

    It this a good idea what with the warranty issue and all and my inability to check the part before buying? How much of a risk would I be taking and is it worth it? If some kind of issue does arise is it realistically possible to get it replaced from Bangladesh? I mean I wouldn't mind spending 8k more if this is going to be an issue but I'd certainly prefer to keep it, especially considering It'l come in handy for a bunch of different crap later.

    thanks in advance!
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    if you want to buy those things then there is no point buying from abroad. warranty issues are not worth the hassle. if you want to buy high end products then buying abroad is best although the warranty related issues will still persist. but generally high end products are less susceptible to failure.

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    ^Yeah I understand that but I'm getting it for significantly cheaper (25k as opposed to 33, don't ask me to elaborate though its kind of messy :/) which is why I'm asking. Basically my question is, consider the significantly lower price is the risk/reward worth it? Does things like motherboards failing frequent or is it very rare? I mean even if the motherboard or RAM ends up dying on me I can pretty much replace it and it wouldn't be a "loss".

    I mean a yes/no heads up would help me decide and a bit of elaboration is even more appreciated!

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    Where do you plan on getting these from? Amazon? Newegg?
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    i am always risk taker in the case of pc components. i would say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    i am always risk taker in the case of pc components. i would say yes.
    As long as it's from Amazon, you are in good hand. The rest you will certainly have issues with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin View Post
    As long as it's from Amazon, you are in good hand. The rest you will certainly have issues with.
    all of my pc parts are bought from either/or scan.co.uk/ overclockers.co.uk/ newegg.com. and none of them died in the recent years. as far as i can remember the last motherboard died in my hand was biostar in core 2 duo era. so you shouldnt accuse all the etailers equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    all of my pc parts are bought from either/or scan.co.uk/ overclockers.co.uk/ newegg.com. and none of them died in the recent years. as far as i can remember the last motherboard died in my hand was biostar in core 2 duo era. so you shouldnt accuse all the etailers equally.
    I would still purchase from Amazon just to be on the safe side. Everything about them is top-notch. Btw, do you use any kind of surge protector/just the UPS only?

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    2 belkin & 2 masterplug surge protectors. again all from uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin View Post
    Where do you plan on getting these from? Amazon? Newegg?
    without going into too much detail, I have a family acquaintance that works in a computer shop and he can occasionally get stuff for pretty cheap.


    Anyways, since Im getting the feeling it's not that big of a risk I think il go through with it. Thanks to everyone that helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ampere View Post
    without going into too much detail, I have a family acquaintance that works in a computer shop and he can occasionally get stuff for pretty cheap.


    Anyways, since Im getting the feeling it's not that big of a risk I think il go through with it. Thanks to everyone that helped
    It is a risk if you do not purchase from a renowned shop.

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