I'm going to UC Berkeley for an one-year program months later and I want to have my desktop PC with myself. The thread discusses how, while it doesn't contain information about import duty & taxes.
My PC was about $3600 when bought 2 years ago. I decide to leave out the case and monitor and only take core components (motherboard with CPU installed, memory stick *8, graphics card *2, hard drive *2, psu, cooler).
Do I need to prepare anything ahead, or pay import tax for that? And is it different if I take small parts carry-on, such as memory, hard drives, instead of putting them in checked-in luggage?
By the way, I need to bring the desktop back home when the program is finished. I believe there is no something like export tax?