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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    really... its a nice case but I think I will stick with the 1200...
    Translated to pure english: "really... I think it's crap!"

    Nah only kidding, if the Lian Li's weren't so expensive they'd probably be a viable option. Plus no cable routing holes = messy insides unless you mod it yourself.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    How? I don't think I can...
    Seems to have gone quiet actually, I'm sure even hexus had a news thing about it being free.

    This is what we get free
    free stuff!!

    Drop down the product titiles menu

    Pretty much everything but office which I refuse to use anyway.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Seems to have gone quiet actually, I'm sure even hexus had a news thing about it being free.

    This is what we get free
    free stuff!!

    Drop down the product titiles menu

    Pretty much everything but office which I refuse to use anyway.
    Does warwick uni have a page like that?

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Dunno I go via the staffs website to get to it. Maybe talk to a techy?

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Dunno I go via the staffs website to get to it. Maybe talk to a techy?
    found this

    They don't do it for us the microsoft bastards...


    edIt: actually they do, but for computer science only

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Oh unlucky. Well I was on computer science but they let anyone in the department have it at ours.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    oh well... £60 isn't too bad for ultimate. I reckon its retail too as you can buy it without any hardware

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    If I went the C2D route I would have to buy a new OS too... forgot to price that in... but I can get that cheap while I am technically still a student... hmmm
    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Can you not get it free? We always could and I thought they made it so everyone could this year.
    As far as I am aware you would have to be taking some sort of Computer Science course or something in your degree entailing some sort of coding therefore giving access to that eligible department. Anyway, something to that effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    oh well... £60 isn't too bad for ultimate. I reckon its retail too as you can buy it without any hardware
    I was looking at that and was about to post the link, it's an upgrade version, so it can be brought without hardware.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    I was looking at that and was about to post the link, it's an upgrade version, so it can be brought without hardware.
    Upgrade =? Retail? so can use on more than one motherboard?

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    [QUOTE=UseItNow;1435723]As far as I am aware you would have to be taking some sort of Computer Science course or something in your degree entailing some sort of coding therefore giving access to that eligible department. Anyway, something to that effect.

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    Seems that way yeah, just here you can be doing anything, music, film, engineering etc.. so I thought it might be a university thing rather than just computing.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Note: It seems that the upgrade version is 32-bit.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    Upgrade =? Retail? so can use on more than one motherboard?
    Upgrade = Retail, that's what a microsoft CSA said, as for the other part I'm not sure, nor was the CSA.

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    Note: It seems that the upgrade version is 32-bit.
    but ultimate license works for both right? So if I acquire a 64bit upgrade disc the key will work?

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    but ultimate license works for both right? So if I acquire a 64bit upgrade disc the key will work?
    I'm not sure Sim, but it seems to be so from the following pages, you could ring up Software4Students or Microsoft tomorrow, see if they can clarify this further. Sorry I can't be of any further help.

    64bit and 32 bit - Vista Help
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    Neowin Forums > Can I upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32-bit -> 64-bit?
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    If you do purchase the Vista Ultimate Upgrade, please inform me of what the package contents are from Software4Students, is it a proper Upgrade package or just the DVD with the serial. Thanks.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Nice to see your current system is staying as it is fine.

    Just stick in their a little longer for your next upgrade.


    I wouldn't bother with SLI as new video cards are coming out very soon.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    I'm not sure Sim, but it seems to be so from the following pages, you could ring up Software4Students or Microsoft tomorrow, see if they can clarify this further. Sorry I can't be of any further help.

    64bit and 32 bit - Vista Help
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    Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

    If you do purchase the Vista Ultimate Upgrade, please inform me of what the package contents are from Software4Students, is it a proper Upgrade package or just the DVD with the serial. Thanks.
    Thanks.. well I have sent them an email... I will probably buy it even if I am not installing it just yet... I am only a student for 3 more weeks!

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