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    Question Video cards in Japan

    Hey people. Im having trouble finding information on this and i would really appreciate any knowledge any of u could share with me on the topic.

    Question 1 - Are video cards (latest models to like a year back) cheaper in Japan? My parents are going and i want to know if i should give em money to get one for me.

    Question 2 - Would there be any language/compadability issues like with bios settings or anything?

    Thanks in advance
    - Ben

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    well the only place i know is cheap is ,China, malaysia, taiwan because these places makes the Hardware then be send back to america to sell australia or other countrys...

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    Might be cheaper just because the countries where they manufacturer them are much closer to Japan than America. But if you want a real dicount, go to Taiwan or any of the child-labor-utilizing third-world countries in far-east Asia for cheap hardware (video cards, RAM, and motherboards, among other things are manufactured almost exclusively in this region).

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    Thanks guys! Do u think the cards would be compadible if they came from taiwan?

    They have child labour for computer parts too?

    ****ing messed up world.

    Hope ill do something significant about it one day.

    Thanks again, any info on compadibility stuff would be great.

    Peace :)

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    They'll be compatible as long as they are regular AGP, PCI, or PCI-E cards. The only variance on any cards that wouldn't work would be a Mac version, which I doubt will be an issue.

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    I'm in Okinawa Japan and prices here are generally higher than stateside prices. The best computer store here sells about 25%-30% over places like Newegg. I usually order the big expensive stuff and go to local store for pieces/parts. China and Taiwan are cheaper. With the above caveats. Parts are the same but may not carry a recognizable name or users manual.

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    Default Re: Video cards in Japan

    Thanks heaps that helped a lot!

    Peace out :)

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