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    Anyone have any thoughts on this setup?

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    It's a lovely looking spec, and at that price, very tempting. Wonder why do they've bothered to list raptors?

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    I already have two in my existing PC that I'm going to use

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    No floppy drive then, Marc? Also, for very little money, another DVD drive for copying? Otherwise, it looks fabulous. Although: how about a nice Creative breakout box with remote control and front panel firewire? And a nice TV capture card - you never know when you might want to 'import' something from the TV. Or you could watch TV waiting for a bloody render to finish...
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    Haven't used a floppy drive for years (only when I set up SATA drivers). I've got an ADVC100 for analogue capture and output, and a multimedia PC on my desk connected to a widescreen LCD.

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    Tempted to buy from a system builder as its approx the same price with a monitor!

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    What you need, Mr. Peters, is to get married and have several children so that you can stop making those of us who are thus encumbered so bloody jealous...
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    To be perfectly honest, I simply can't see myself in a relationship in the forseeable future...

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    And if I could afford what you've got, I'd be seeing my future in much the same way... Now, must go - time to cook the children's dinner before my wife gets back from seeing my daughter at college (OK, then, Oxford... ) which is going to cost me 15k or so over the next three years...
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    Ian, it REALLY doesn't have to cost a fortune to send your kids to Uni. Although I studied before the advent of tuition fees, I went through uni with no debts whatsoever - and my parents would agree that they spent nothing like 15k (they wouldn't have affored it).

    Each year I earned upto the Lower Earnings Limit and paid no tax. I did this by working full time during every break. The best paying jobs are night shifts - I sometimes did a day shift followed by a night shift if it was on offer.

    I worked in Safeways for the first year (as I had done since I was 16), then worked for a property development company in my second, and photocopying in the city for the last two. On a good day, I earned 15 per hour.

    Personally I find it disheartening when parents pay for their sons/daughters, they don't work and they get into oodles of debt. It's creating a culture of dependance and debt.

    I know I'm not one to preach what with still living with my folks, but I do pay to live here

    Ian, I know you love your daughter, but I stronly urge you to make a condition of you paying for her to get a job.

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