newegg doesn't ship internationally.
i didn't yet but probably will buy from them in the near future. anyway had stuff bought for me by a friend in the US, and he's gonna ship it over to me.
as for the mobo upgrade, it was very unusual.
the computer system was purchased through the university, so it had 3 years garantee/service. the 3 years were up just 2 weeks ago.
i complained about the monitor, there were some diagonal lines on it (very faint).
i also had intemittent problems with the CPU fan, not working evenly and making noise. also had fan problems from the mobo's chipset fan and the videocard fan in the past. i called them a few times over the 3 years to complain about it and all they did was fix it.
so when i called about the monitor i complained about the fan noise too.
anyway, before the techie came to look at the monitor i checked and discovered to my surprise that both the videocard fan and the chipset fan weren't working!
so they took everything.
as it turned out, the monitor just needed some adjusting.
but as for the mobo/fans etc, well they told me that the capacitors on the motherboard were about to die, so they tried to fix them and it didn't work, so they were gonna replace the mobo!
quite surprising that they would check and fix something that was still working, i must say. and just before the service was about to expire, so they wouldn't need to fix it when it did die!
it was a very long ordeal, all this took place 3 months ago now (yeah it took them that long to get their act toghether - they 'had problems' getting a replacment mobo that is for AMD cpu - bah!). they gave me a replacement mobo, but when i got the computer back i discovered:
1 it's a crappy PCChips mobo
2 it's a microATX, 3 PCI slots, only, no AGP
3 i didn't get back the AGP card!
4 this mobo comes from the manufacturer already set up with a CPU. i got a Duron 950 instead of my Athlon 1400!
so i called them up and complained and they said it's just a temporary thing until they find a 'proper' replacement mobo. i'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, that it was an honest mistake. i talked with the technitian who worked on the comp, he truely believed that the cpu they gave me was the same as the original, because the fan on top of it had a sticker saying 'Pro 1400+'
most likely most customers wouldn't have noticed anything, wouldn't have complained. hah - they didn't know who they were messing with!
anyway it took a long time to get it done but eventually i got the mobo replaced and the computer back last week, with this A7N8X Deluxe - more than i had hoped for